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United Kingdom-London: Telecommunications services
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Acquire, Design and Build Infrastructure Framework (ADB).
The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is a cross-government, multi-agency programme sponsored by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (the Authority) to deliver the Emergency Services Network (ESN). The ESN will deliver integrated critical voice and broadband data services to all 3 emergency services (3ES) and other users in England (with Wales and Scotland also invited to participate). These services require a mobile communications network capable of providing the full coverage, resilience, security and public safety functionality required by the 3ES.
This Contract Award Notice is to communicate the Award of the ESN — Acquire, Design and Build Framework Agreement (ADB) Framework Agreement. The Framework Agreement has been awarded to 5 suitably experienced and capable Suppliers that are able to provide ADB products, works and services in support of ESN within the UK as described further below.
This award notice is for information purposes only.
The ADB Framework Agreement has been awarded to 5 Suppliers and the Authority envisages that its requirements for products, works and services will be satisfied through up to 5 further competitions which will be subject to change at the Authority's absolute discretion. Suppliers will be invited to participate in further competitions to deliver the following products, works and services in support of ESN within the UK:
a) Acquiring Greenfield sites upon which to build passive infrastructure;
b) Negotiating with Land owners for lease arrangements on behalf of the Authority, under specified parameters;
c) Undertaking planning applications on behalf of the Authority;
d) Designing passive infrastructure builds;
e) Undertaking infrastructure builds including but not limited to radio and transmission bases, masts, cabins and cabinets;
f) Managing power connectivity;
g) Undertaking civil construction activity necessary for commissioning sites;
h) Testing and re-mediation activity.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority intends to put in place contracts for use by ESN or other UK public sector bodies in England, Scotland, and Wales. However, use does not denote that there will be direct contractual relations between such public bodies and contractors appointed to provide the services. The services are primarily intended for use by the Police, Fire and Ambulance services in England, Scotland and Wales incl. all respective governing bodies, agencies and affiliates. The services shall also be available for use by all UK public sector bodies including, but not limited to all Ministerial departments, Devolved administrations, Non ministerial departments, Agencies, other public bodies and Local Authorities. In addition, a number of transport operators, utility operators, charitable bodies and other organisations that interact with public safety bodies may also be required to use the services.
The periods set out in Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).