Services - 445854-2019

23/09/2019    S183    Services - Dynamic purchasing system - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

2019/S 183-445854

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: info@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3454102222

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Gigabit Capable Connectivity

Reference number: RM6095
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is setting up a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for a period of 48 months and is inviting interested bidders to apply for the Gigabit capable connectivity (GCC) DPS. This DPS will provide central government and wider sector organisations with the opportunity to procure GCC services via a managed connectivity service or through a fibre infrastructure service from a range of suppliers. This DPS is suitable for use by organisations who have secured funding through the LFFN programme https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-full-fibre-networks-challenge-fund If you are successfully appointed to the DPS you will be invited by customers (buyers) to submit tenders for relevant services through a competition. This DPS remains open for bidders to request to participate throughout its 48 month duration.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP
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
32400000
32500000
45231600
45232300
50330000
51340000
64200000
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The supplier shall have the ability to provide gigabit capable connectivity services via a managed connectivity service or through a fibre infrastructure service to central government and wider public sector organisations in accordance with the contract notice authorised customer list.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 24/09/2019
End: 24/09/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

CCS may extend the duration of the DPS for any period from the expiry of the initial RM6095 DPS. CCS reserve the right to reduce, extend or terminate the DPS period at any time during its lifetime in accordance with the terms set out in the DPS terms and conditions and bid pack.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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

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
List and brief description of conditions:

List and brief description of conditions:

Suppliers will be assessed on their response to the selection criteria in their request to participate for a place on RM6095 — Gigabit capable connectivity DPS. The procurement bid pack and registration details can be accessed via the following URL address https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps and by selecting the ‘Technology’ link. Please read the DPS Needs document first for a full overview of the procurement process and read the instructions carefully. To register for the RM6095 DPS Agreement please select the ‘Access as a Supplier’ link which can be located at the URL address above. An example of how to register for the DPS platform can be found at the following youtube generic guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cngu3vHP7ug&feature=youtu.be

Please note that to register you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for theorganisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The procurement will be managed electronically via CCS. The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee any business to suppliers through this DPS Agreement. This procurement offering does not guarantee any minimum spend and there will be no form of exclusivity or volume guarantee under this DPS. As part of this contract notice the bid pack and the following documents can be accessed at the link provided below:

1) Contract Notice authorised customer list;

2) Rights reserved for CCS DPS Agreement https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/8e2829ca-b5b5-4d41-97fb-2adb6fbb7381

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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/09/2023
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
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: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. The authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. The authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any DPS Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the customer be liable for any costs incurred by the suppliers.

We consider that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) may apply at the call for competition.

It is the suppliers responsibility to take your own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: info@crowncommercial.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome.

Please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/09/2019