Supplies - 236119-2020

20/05/2020    S98

United Kingdom-Durham: Network equipment

2020/S 098-236119

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Durham
National registration number: RC000650
Postal address: Procurement Service, Mountjoy Centre, Hawthorn Wing
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC1 Tees Valley and Durham
Postal code: DH1 3LE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: David Armstrong
Telephone: +44 1913344529

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Wireless Access Point and Network Switch Supply

Reference number: OJEU19-018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32420000 Network equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Purchase of WAP and networking equipment for the Durham University Wifi Refresh Project.

This project will deliver a next-generation wireless refresh programme across the entire University estate.

Approximately 3 000 wifi access points (APs) across campus are in scope for replacement.

We expect the total number of APs to significantly increase in order to provide desired coverage and capacity — the projected final number is circa 5 000.

The necessary upgrades in capacity to our switching infrastructure to support this is also part of the refresh.

The programme of works received approval in late 2019 and is expected to last until the end of September 2021.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 785 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC1 Tees Valley and Durham
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of Aruba WAP and network switching equipment as part of a 2-year upgrade project.

The University infrastructure is Aruba based therefore this requirement is for Aruba WAP and network switching equipment.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Appropriateness of the solution / Weighting: 14
Price - Weighting: 86
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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: 2020/S 036-086310
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: OJEU19-018

Wireless Access Point and Network Switch Supply

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Qolcom Limited
National registration number: 04049238
Postal address: 1 Andromeda House, Callena Park, Aldermaston
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG7 8AP
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 785 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 785 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: University of Durham
Postal address: University Office
Town: Durham
Postal code: DH1 3LE
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: this authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The communication will be in the form of a letter which will be issued electronically. The letter will provide a full debrief and contact details should a tenderer wish to appeal the decision. The timescale for appeals will be detailed in the letter. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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 (generally within 3 months).Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling 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 only award damages.

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