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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Gigabit Capable Connectivity
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.
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.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.
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.