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Services - 467299-2021

15/09/2021    S179

Norway-Bergen: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2021/S 179-467299

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Bergen kommune - Innkjøp konsern
National registration number: 964338531
Postal address: Fortunen 3
Town: Bergen
NUTS code: NO0A2 Vestland
Postal code: 5013
Country: Norway
Contact person: Maj-Britt Brobakke
Telephone: +47 05556
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Prior information notice about entry into a contract for services to TV and information screens in Bergen kommune [Bergen Municipality]. (2nd notice)

Reference number: 2021/40775
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Bergen kommune [Bergen Municipality] intends to enter into a contract with Telia Norge AS concerning delivery of services to TV and information screens in Bergen kommune [Bergen Municipality].

Services included in this contract are:

1) Operation and administration of a main TV central.

2) Establishment of a solution for TV and information screens in accordance with orders.

3) Operation, administration and support. 

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 NOK
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000 Software package and information systems
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO0A2 Vestland
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bergen Municipality already has a contract with Telia Norge AS for delivery of services to data communication and telephony (DT contract), that expires 27 June 2025. Telia can deliver the service on their own, already existing infrastructure as a result of the DT contract. If another supplier shall deliver a similar solution, the supplier must either provide infrastructure to the entities or Bergen Municipality must pay for sufficient internet capacity for this purpose. Since it is possible for Telia to utilise their own, existing infrastructure for delivery of the new service, it is not relevant that Bergen Municipality pays the extra costs for special internet capacity for this purpose.

Due to the significant additional costs that would accrue for suppliers, other than Telia, to delivery infrastructure to the entities, it is unlikely that other suppliers would be able to win this contract in competition with Telia. We therefore consider it unnecessary use of time and resources to hold a contest, ref. also to the Procurement Act's purpose concerning efficient resource use.

In other words, it is not possible to hold a real competition for this procurement, due to technical reasons, as there ‘are no cheap alternatives’ to Telia, cf. Public Procurement Regulation § 13-4, alternative b, no. 2 and supplementary sentence under alternative b.

The duration of this contract follows the duration of the DT contract with Telia. When the DT contract is re-announced, the services for TV and information screens will also be exposed to competition.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Bergen Municipality published a prior information notice about entry into a contract for services to TV and information screens on Doffin/TED 8 September 2021 and gave a tentative contract date of 17 September. This deadline will be too short for the tenderers, but the prior information notice cannot be revised and therefore a new prior information will be published with a new tentative contract date of 28 September 2021.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: