Services - 436096-2019

17/09/2019    S179    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Rotherham: Internet network

2019/S 179-436096

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Rotherham MBC
Postal address: Riverside House, Main Street
Town: Rotherham
NUTS code: UKE3
Postal code: S60 1AE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Angela Wilson
E-mail: angela-proc.wilson@rotherham.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1709334551

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.yortender.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

17- 071 Public Wi-fi Rotherham Town Centre — Market Engagement/Consultation Exercise

Reference number: YorTender Reference DN435231
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32412110
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) believes that this requirement for Public Wi-Fi for Rotherham Indoor and Outdoor Markets and Rotherham Town Centre is a Concession Contract that may within the scope of the Concession Contract Regulations 2016.

RMBC would like to engage and seek views from market in relation to the following:

1) Views from the market regarding the intended concession agreement term and potential value to concessionaires;

2) RMBC’s intended tender documentation for the concession and concession agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000
32510000
64200000
72222300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE31
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) believes that this requirement for Public Wi-‘Fi is a concession contract that may within the scope of the Concession Contract Regulations 2016.

RMBC would like to engage and seek views from market in relation to the following:

1) The concession duration intended and the potential concession value — RMBC's initial proposal is for a 7 year initial contract term (excluding initial implementation/mobilisation phase(s) — with an option to extend the agreement by up to a further 3 years (i.e., potentially a 10 year opportunity).

The council has assumed this concession falls within the Concession Contract Regulations 2016, e.g., is likely to be of a value to the bidder over the relevant threshold (currently 4 551 413 GBP).

Regulation 18(3) requires concession contracts lasting more than 5 years to be limited in duration to a period which allows the operator to recoup its investments during the lifetime of the concession plus a return on invested capital. The Council is seeking comment from the market as to whether the proposed duration is appropriate having regard to the limits placed on regulation imposed fewer than 18(3) (if that regulation applies).

Potential bidders should consider:

A. What investments need to be made not necessarily just around infrastructure needs;

B. Estimated duration to recoup your investment;

C. Returns to be made.

2) RMBC’s intended tender documentation for the concession and concession agreement. For information the intention is to Issue the actual invitation to tender on or around 15.10.2019 subsequent to this market consultation.

Phase 1 of the implementation and mobilisation is expected to commence on or around 3.3.2020 with expected completion within 6 months. The concession activities for Phase 1 and the commencement of implementation of Phase 2 are expected commence therefore on or around September 2020. Phase 2 of the implementation is expected to be completed within 9 months and concession activities for Phase 2 are expected to commence on or around the end of May 2021. The initial 7 year contract is therefore expected to end on or around September 2027 with the potential 3 year extension (Up to) ending on or around September 2030. Concessionaires are able to complete and start phases earlier if they wish to do so or run the 2 phases in tandem providing the implementation of Phase 1 is competed within the 6 month period specified.

Any parties interested in reviewing the intended tender documentation should ensure they are registered on YorTender to access this market engagement information and the final tender when it is issued. Register free at www.yortender.co.uk to find out about this and other contract opportunities across the Yorkshire and Humber and other regions.

All responses will be treated in confidence.

RMBC will consider all suggestions and accept or reject them on their merits.

Should the council accept any requested change from any supplier, it will be shown by way of an amendment to the tender documentation when it is issued at tender stage.

RMBC look forward to receiving potential bidder’s views/comments in respect of 1) and 2) above and thank you in advance for your input.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
15/09/2019

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:

Responses, feedback, comments must be received by 8.00 on 14.10.2019. It is intended that once the tender is issued no variations to the concession agreement will be accepted unless issues around them have been raised during this process or via way of clarifications during the tender process.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/09/2019