Supplies - 467848-2020

05/10/2020    S193

United Kingdom-Bristol: Internet and intranet software package

2020/S 193-467848

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tony Claxton
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.jisc.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: National Education and Research Network Provider
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Web Filtering and Monitoring Framework

Reference number: Proc0781
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48220000 Internet and intranet software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

This framework is to cover a wide range of potential requirements and to compliment current/future services. The lots have been designed to operate independently of each other. Suppliers are welcome to bid for both lots. The questions for each lot remain the same and separate responses should be provided should both lots be bid for.

Lot 1: Predominantly Cloud-based Service

A web monitoring and filtering solution where the architecture is predominantly cloud-based i.e. local appliances do not provide the major elements of the service although an agent could be utilised.

Lot 2: Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

A web monitoring and filtering solution where the architecture is predominantly local appliance-based i.e. cloud-based elements do not provide the major elements of the service although remote updates could be utilised.

This framework agreement is available to JSL’s members and other users/establishments in purchasing a web filtering and/or monitoring solution.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Predominantly Cloud-based Service

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72400000 Internet services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework agreement is being established to support JSL’s customers and other users in purchasing a web filtering and/or monitoring solution for a maximum length of 4 years as a 2 + 1 + 1 term. These organisations will primarily be members of Jisc and/or those providing or supporting education, research or culture in the UK. The Janet Eligibility Policy outlines the types of organisation that are eligible to use the Janet network and its associated services. These can be summarised as:

• all institutions of higher or further education;

• all laboratories and other establishments of the Research Councils;

• the bodies funding higher and further education and research across the UK;

• local government authorities where these are providing broadband ICT services to schools, or commissioning these services from third parties;

• ‘Regional Broadband Consortia’ (RBCs)and any other vehicles created by local government authorities in England to aggregate the provision of broadband ICT services to schools;

• the equivalent bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland providing broadband ICT services to schools;

• individual schools, whether under local government control or with other governance;

• individual or groups of libraries, whether under local government control or with other governance;

• individual or groups of museums, whether under local government control or with other governance;

• any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of education or research.

Many of the above bodies are also members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions through consensus and the common desire to maximise their purchasing power in the market place. Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.geant.net/About/Pages/home.aspx

https://www.heanet.ie/about

Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to access many of JSL’s services by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the hosting arrangement.

These organisations may also at their own discretion use JSL services in support of their outreach, technology transfer and associated activities in support of their missions. These activities are commonly referred to as ‘business and community engagement’.

Under the Janet Eligibility Policy, services may also be provided to the wider public sector and associated bodies whom are providing public services other than those relating to education or research, e.g. blue light services, courts, etc. At present these include local government authorities in England and Northern Ireland, Education Scotland, the Welsh Assembly Government and (to a limited extent) the NHS in England and Scotland.

The services are also available for use by any National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the community it serves where the NREN has either a direct connection to Janet or the NREN is a member at any time during the period of this framework of the consortium that operates GÉANT. GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s NRENs. A list of members of the GÉANT consortium (GÉANT Partners) may be found at the URL below. As HEAnet, the NREN of the Republic of Ireland, is connected both to Janet and is a member of the GÉANT consortium, the framework is available for use by HEAnet, its subsidiaries, member institutions and customers to include schools serviced by the HEAnet school’s network.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical criteria / Weighting: 65
Price - Weighting: 35
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72400000 Internet services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework agreement is being established to support JSL’s customers and other users in purchasing a web filtering and/or monitoring solution for a maximum length of 4 years as a 2 + 1 + 1 term. These organisations will primarily be members of Jisc and/or those providing or supporting education, research or culture in the UK. The Janet Eligibility Policy outlines the types of organisation that are eligible to use the Janet network and its associated services. These can be summarised as:

• all institutions of higher or further education;

• all laboratories and other establishments of the Research Councils;

• the bodies funding higher and further education and research across the UK;

• local government authorities where these are providing broadband ICT services to schools, or commissioning these services from third parties;

• ‘Regional Broadband Consortia’ (RBCs)and any other vehicles created by local government authorities in England to aggregate the provision of broadband ICT services to schools;

• the equivalent bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland providing broadband ICT services to schools;

• individual schools, whether under local government control or with other governance;

• individual or groups of libraries, whether under local government control or with other governance;

• individual or groups of museums, whether under local government control or with other governance;

• any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of education or research.

Many of the above bodies are also members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions through consensus and the common desire to maximise their purchasing power in the market place. Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.geant.net/About/Pages/home.aspx

https://www.heanet.ie/about

Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to access many of JSL’s services by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the hosting arrangement.

These organisations may also at their own discretion use JSL services in support of their outreach, technology transfer and associated activities in support of their missions. These activities are commonly referred to as ‘business and community engagement’.

Under the Janet Eligibility Policy, services may also be provided to the wider public sector and associated bodies whom are providing public services other than those relating to education or research, e.g. blue light services, courts, etc. At present these include local government authorities in England and Northern Ireland, Education Scotland, the Welsh Assembly Government and (to a limited extent) the NHS in England and Scotland.

The services are also available for use by any National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the community it serves where the NREN has either a direct connection to Janet or the NREN is a member at any time during the period of this framework of the consortium that operates GÉANT. GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s NRENs. A list of members of the GÉANT consortium (GÉANT Partners) may be found at the URL below. As HEAnet, the NREN of the Republic of Ireland, is connected both to Janet and is a member of the GÉANT consortium, the framework is available for use by HEAnet, its subsidiaries, member institutions and customers to include schools serviced by the HEAnet school’s network.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical criteria / Weighting: 65
Price - Weighting: 35
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 014-027690
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1
Lot No: 1
Title:

Predominantly Cloud-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Netsweeper Ltd
Town: High Wycombe
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2
Lot No: 1
Title:

Predominantly Cloud-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Lightspeed Systems (Europe) Ltd
Town: Chelmsford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 3
Lot No: 1
Title:

Predominantly Cloud-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Software Box Ltd
Town: York
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 4
Lot No: 1
Title:

Predominantly Cloud-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: iboss Network Security Ltd
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1
Lot No: 2
Title:

Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 13
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Netsweeper Ltd
Town: High Wycombe
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2
Lot No: 2
Title:

Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 13
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: KHIPU Networks Ltd
Town: Fleet
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 3
Lot No: 2
Title:

Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 13
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Exponential-e Ltd
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 4
Lot No: 2
Title:

Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 13
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Pinacl Solutions UK Ltd
Town: St Asaph
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 5
Lot No: 2
Title:

Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 13
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ePic Network Support Ltd
Town: Luton
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Figure of GBP 5 000 000 is based on both lots for the maximum duration of the framework (4 years).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement@Jisc.ac.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Jisc Services Ltd has incorporated a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract was communicated to suppliers. This notification provides information on the award decision. The standstill period, which was for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provided time for suppliers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 article 91 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court(England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/09/2020