United Kingdom-Hinxworth: Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.e2bn.org
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1747
Section II: Object
ICT, Cloud, Support and Related Services.
E2BN as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Framework Agreement for use by public sector bodies identified at II.2.4 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Schools, Academies, Academy Trusts, Colleges, Universities, Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities, devolved administrations, Fire Service, buying consortiums and charities. The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for a compliant Procurement Vehicle to access a range of ICT, Cloud and related services including connectivity, equipment, software, services, consultancy, maintenance, support and infrastructure to meet the diverse needs of Education and other Public Sector and associated organisations. The successful bidder will be expected to manage, deliver, maintain and integrate competing sub-contractors to ensure choice in each category, best value and seamless inter-operability.
The East of England Broadband Network (E2BN), as the Contracting Authority, is putting in place a Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies, identified in detail in the urls below (and any future successors to these organisations) but not limited to, which include Schools, Academies, Multi Academy Trusts, Colleges, Universities, Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities (County, Unitary, District, Borough, Parish, Town), Devolved Administrations, Fire Service, Transport services, buying consortiums and charities.
Links to the identities of the organisations:
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for a compliant Procurement Vehicle to access a range of Information Communications Technology, Cloud and related services including connectivity, telecommunications, equipment, software, services, consultancy and change management, maintenance, support and infrastructure to meet the diverse needs of Education, Central and Local Government and other Public Sector and associated organisations.
This Framework will be a single Lot sole supplier Framework. The contract will be let on a 3 year term with a possible 1 year extension. The successful bidder will be expected to demonstrate they can control, manage and deliver against the full range of required areas within the ITT and to maintain and integrate such competing sub-contractors as necessary to ensure choice and flexibility in each category, best value and seamless interoperability. At all times choice, service and cost is paramount. Sustainability and continuity of supply is important as too is the need to ensure innovation of products and service as well as the need to manage both small enterprises and large corporations. Full instructions and all documents for this procurement and details that suppliers need to take can be found at: https://www.e2bn.org/cms/ict-cloud-support-related-services
The Authority can take an option to extend the contract by 1 year subject to satisfactory performance.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Participants will not be required to provide a deposit. No guarantees will be required at Framework Agreement level; Contracting Bodies may insist on a guarantee at Call-Off stage but this will be stipulated in their Order Form.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Providers will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Yes assuming success and subject to political, organisational and funding situation at the time it is envisaged to have a similar framework in place for 2022.
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Internet address: www.e2bn.org