Works - 49124-2017

09/02/2017    S28

United Kingdom-Warwick: Telecommunications equipment and supplies

2017/S 028-049124

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Warwickshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall
Town: Warwick
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Postal code: CV34 4RL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926414131
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Coventry City Council
Postal address: Council House, Earl Street
Town: Coventry
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
Postal code: CV34 4RL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926414131
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Coucnil
Postal address: Council House, Manor Square
Town: Solihull
NUTS code: UKG32 Solihull
Postal code: B91 3QB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1926414131
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/csw-jets/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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
II.1.1)Title:

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) Superfast Broadband Project — Contract 3.

Reference number: 4235
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32500000 Telecommunications equipment and supplies
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Warwickshire County Council, acting as lead authority for the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) Superfast Broadband Project, intends to commence an Open procurement procedure to extend its next generation access (NGA) infrastructure.

The objective of the project is to raise the Superfast Broadband coverage within the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire region to 95 % to meet national requirements and surpass this level.

The contract will be dependant on Funds from the European Regional Development Fund, BDUK via the Department and Culture, Media and Sport and the relevant Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) operating on a gap-funding basis. Details of where investment for this project will and could come from are provided within the procurement documentation.

Prior to beginning this Procurement, the project team ran a Public Consultation informing interested bidders of its intentions. Details of the consultation can be found at http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The evaluation activities will review responses which look to cover multiple Lots and assess where these proposals offer improved outcomes or better value for money to the Contracting Authority. For consideration of combined lots to be possible, applicants have to initially bid for the relevant Lots individually.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Area 1 — North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth and Rugby

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Main site or place of performance:

Works within North Warwickshire, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Rugby and elsewhere as detailed in development maps agreed between the successful bidder and the Contracting Authority during the contracts lifespan.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is following an Open Procedure to select a single supplier to fulfil the requirements of this Lot.

The objective of the procurement being to match and exceed the national target of attaining 95 % superfast broadband coverage with speeds of 30Mbps or more.

Information regarding the Lot's Scope and the evaluation process can be found within the procurement documentation.

It is possible that additional funding may become available, during the life of the contract's deployment. Should this occur the value of this Lot may increase. The Procurement Documentation provides further details of how this potential situation would be handled.

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
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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: yes
Identification of the project: Funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
II.2.14)Additional information

The CSW Broadband project is receiving up to 2 000 000 GBP of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Other funding for the CSW Broadband project may come from EAFRD and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Funding sources are defined in the Procurement documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Area 2 — Coventry and Solihull

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG32 Solihull
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
Main site or place of performance:

Works within Coventry, Solihull and elsewhere as detailed in development maps agreed between the successful bidder and the Contracting Authority during the contracts lifespan.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is following an Open Procedure to select a single supplier to fulfil the requirements of this Lot.

The objective of the procurement being to match and exceed the national target of attaining 95 % superfast broadband coverage with speeds of 30Mbps or more.

Information regarding the Lot's Scope and the evaluation process can be found within the procurement documentation.

It is possible that additional funding may become available, during the life of the contract's deployment. Should this occur the value of this Lot may increase. The Procurement Documentation provides further details of how this potential situation would be handled.

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
Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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: yes
Identification of the project: Funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
II.2.14)Additional information

The CSW Broadband project is receiving up to 2 000 000 GBP of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Other funding for the CSW Broadband project may come from EAFRD and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Funding sources are defined in the Procurement documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Area 3 — South Warwickshire, Warwick District, Stratford District

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Main site or place of performance:

Works within South Warwickshire including Warwick District and elsewhere as detailed in development maps agreed between the successful bidder and the Contracting Authority during the contracts lifespan.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is following an Open Procedure to select a single supplier to fulfil the requirements of this Lot.

The objective of the procurement being to match and exceed the national target of attaining 95 % superfast broadband coverage with speeds of 30Mbps or more.

Information regarding the Lot's Scope and the evaluation process can be found within the procurement documentation.

It is possible that additional funding may become available, during the life of the contract's deployment. Should this occur the value of this Lot may increase. The Procurement Documentation provides further details of how this potential situation would be handled.

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
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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: yes
Identification of the project: Funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
II.2.14)Additional information

The CSW Broadband project is receiving up to 2 000 000 GBP of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Other funding for the CSW Broadband project may come from EAFRD and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Funding sources are defined in the Procurement documents.

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:

In accordance with Article 57 of Directive 2014/24/EU and regulations 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the tender document available from the address in section I.3.

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

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
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: 2016/S 197-354665
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/05/2017
Local time: 12:00
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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 02/05/2017
Local time: 12:10
Place:

Shire Hall, Warwickshire County Council.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Responsible Officers and Agents acting on behalf of the Authority.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

A Public Consultation has taken place and received responses have been taken on board by the Project team but suppliers should note that as this information is investigated further and as new details become known, the scope, viability and need for coverage in all Lots will be reassessed. This changing state will be a constant presence throughout the contract.

The DCMS has allocated 7 200 000 GBP which the CSW Broadband Project has matched. The project is receiving up to 2 000 000 GBP of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

An application for funds is with the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP and is awaiting confirmation.

Over the resulting contract's lifetime, funding may become available from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) programme 2014-2020, at which point the CSW Broadband Project will look to use this in the successful delivery of broadband provision to properties classified within the final 5 % of the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire region.

For the purposes of the Contract Notice, the total potential public sector subsidy of £20 million is available. The current confirmed funding figure which should be modelled is 15 000 000 GBP, which is allocated between the Lots as set out in this notice. The difference between the total potential subsidy and the confirmed figure is additional approved funding which may be incorporated into the Contract during its deployment. The procurement documentation explains how the contract will handle the use of additional funding.

This procurement exercise will be run electronically using the Council's e-tendering system (CSW-JETS).To participate in this procurement bidders must register and express an interest at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/csw-jets/aspx/Home Once registered, all correspondence for this procurement process must be via the Correspondence function. However, if you are unable to register with the website please email procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk All documentation and further information regarding the procurement can be found on this system.

Upon expressing an interest in this opportunity on the CSW Jets etendering portal, suppliers will be able to access all documentation except for the CSW Data Room. Bidders are required to complete the provided Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before being provided with access details. Documentation includes an Expression of Interest form and a Code of Conduct form which require completing and submitting to the Council as soon as possible. This action follows a state aid requirement. These documents can be provided to the Council via the etendering portal using it Correspondence function.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Warwickshire County Council
Town: Warwick
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/02/2017