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Services - 225685-2017

14/06/2017    S112    - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive dialogue 

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Networks

2017/S 112-225685

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Nunn
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH12

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Cambridgeshire County Council EastNet Wide Area Network and Wi-Fi Procurement.

Reference number: DN264556
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Cambridgeshire County Council wishes to appoint a Provider to provide Wide Area Network (WAN) and Wi-Fi services to the organisation. The Provider shall be expected to undertake:

— Managed WAN Service;

— Managed Internet Access Service;

— Managed WiFi Service (Public);

— Managed WiFi Service (Staff Access).

The initial contract will last for a period of 6 years and will take the form of a framework agreement, under which individual requirements for each site will be specified and priced according to a schedule of rates agreed as a result of this tender process. It is difficult to predict the exact value of this contract as the Authority's property portfolio is likely to vary over the contract term, but it is estimated that the total value will not be less 20 000 000 GBP or greater than 45 000 000 GBP.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 45 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Cambridgeshire County Council is dependent on network connectivity to function efficiently and the increased reliance on digital communications and transactions has increased this dependency over recent years.

To facilitate this the CPSN Partnership was formed in 2009 with two objectives:

— To reduce the cost of network connectivity for public sector partners via economies of scale achieved through taking a shared approach to network connectivity across a geographic area;

— To act as an enabler for delivering more joined up public services with the shared network facilitating shared service arrangements, shared buildings and new service delivery models.

Each partner initiated their own call-down contract against the framework. The contracts have a co-terminus end date of 23.6.2018.

The County Council intends to build on the success of CPSN with a new partnership to be called EastNet, in recognition that the CPSN membership now includes organisations in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. The County Council will act as the lead authority to ‘stand up’ a 6 year Framework for all partners to able to initiate their own call down contracts for up to 7 years for the following key network connectivity:

— Managed WAN Service;

— Managed Internet Access Service;

— Managed WiFi Service (Public);

— Managed WiFi Service (Staff Access).

The initial EastNet Partnership membership comprises of:

— Cambridgeshire County Council;

— Cambridgeshire County Council Schools;

— Northamptonshire County Council;

— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service;

— Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Authority;

— Huntingdonshire District Council;

— Cambridge City Council;

— South Cambridgeshire District Council;

— Fenland District Council;

— Norwich City Council;

— Peterborough City Council;

— East Cambridgeshire District Council;

— Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Other potentially interested parties in utilising EastNet services include:

— Cambridgeshire Constabulary;

— Hertfordshire Constabulary;

— Bedfordshire Police;

— North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust;

— Nene Clinical Commissioning Group;

— Corby Clinical Commissioning Group;

— Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;

— Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 45 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 09/04/2018
End: 08/04/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Following a Selection Questionnaire exercise.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

This Framework is open to: Partners/other organisations delegating services/functions to LGSS; County, Unitary, District, City, Borough, Metropolitan Councils within Cambridgeshire and/or Northamptonshire; Educational establishments within Cambridgeshire and/or Northamptonshire; Wider public sector bodies within Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Soft Market Dialogue highlighted the length of time required to procure and migrate to a new solution. Allows suppliers to recoup their outlay. Health Services is in transition from N3 to HSCN (Health and Social Care Network). The current arrangement means health organisations have varying end dates, which may be up to 5 years.
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 160-289344
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 14/07/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 07/08/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
LGSS Procurement
One Angel Square, Angel Street
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a Contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a Contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: