Works - 354665-2016

12/10/2016    S197

United Kingdom-Warwick: Telecommunications equipment and supplies

2016/S 197-354665

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Works

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Warwickshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall
Town: Warwick
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Postal code: CV34 4RL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926414131
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Coventry City Council
Postal address: Council House, Earl Street
Town: Coventry
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
Postal code: CV34 4RL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926414131
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: Warwickshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall
Town: Warwick
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Postal code: CV34 4RL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: CSW Broadband Team
E-mail: bduk-consultation@warwickshire.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.cswbroadband.org.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
II.1.1)Title:

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) Superfast Broadband Project — Contract 3.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
32500000 Telecommunications equipment and supplies
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

This notice is for prior information only to invite organisations to contribute to market consultation activities.

Warwickshire County Council, as lead authority for the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) Superfast Broadband Project, intends to commence an Open procurement procedure to extend its next generation access (NGA) infrastructure. In advance of starting any procurement the project team are running:

A Public Consultation for Contract 3 is currently underway and can be accessed via the project website: http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk

A Bidder Information Day for the Contract 3 procurement will be held on 27.10.2016. Please respond to the CSW Broadband Team, bduk-consultation@warwickshire.gov.uk to book a place

these consultation activities will help the Team define the procurement strategy and the use of Lots within the tender.

Please see II.2.4) Description of the procurement, II.2.14) Additional information and VI.3) Additional information for more details.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

Provisions undertaken within the boundaries or Coventry City and Warwickshire County or any other areas which are included in the CSW Broadband project Data map.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Warwickshire County Council has previously invested public funds through two contracts to extend the availability of NGA infrastructure into areas where no commercial deployments were planned, as verified through State Aid Public Consultation processes. These contracts were designed to meet the UK Government's target of 95 % superfast coverage nationally by the end of 2017. The CSW Broadband Project has to date extended the reach of superfast broadband to more than 50,000 premises.

The proposed procurement (Contract 3) being consulted here aims to secure a provider or providers to deploy NGA infrastructure delivering access line speeds of at least 30Mbps to premises that will not be reached by NGA deployments under the previous two contracts.

The contract value is dependent on funding bids currently with the EU and LEP so a range from 8 000 000 GBP to 20 000 000 GBP is being advised to the market.

Please see II.2.14) Additional information and VI.3) Additional information for more details.

II.2.14)Additional information

A proportion of the works undertaken, following a successfully awarded procurement, will be funded by the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF)

The future procurement process will be run electronically using the Authority's tendering portal. https://in-tendhost.co.uk/csw-jets/aspx/Home Registration onto the portal is free and all relevant documentation will be available to bidders.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/12/2016

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This is a PIN to engage the supply market so the Contracting Authority can gather further insight before commencing a procurement process.

A Public Consultation is currently underway and can be accessed via the project website: http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk In support of this a Bidder Information Day for the Contract 3 procurement will be held on 27.10.2016. Please respond to the CSW Broadband Team, bduk-consultation@warwickshire.gov.uk to book a place

The intention of the resulting procurement exercise is to source providers who can deliver a minimum of 30Mbps services to as many remaining premises in the Warwickshire & Coventry Local Enterprise Partnership area only, with the available funding.

The DCMS has allocated 2 200 000 GBP which the CSW Broadband Project has matched. Additional funds from the EU & LEP are being confirmed

A proportion of the works undertaken, following a successfully awarded procurement, will be funded by the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/10/2016