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Services - 491399-2018

07/11/2018    S214

Norway-Ålesund: Maintenance of information technology software

2018/S 214-491399

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ålesund kommune
National registration number: 942 953 119
Postal address: Keiser Wilhelmsgate 11
Town: Ålesund
NUTS code: NO053 Møre og Romsdal
Postal code: 6003
Country: Norway
Contact person: Marie Christine Thorstensen
E-mail: marie.christine.thorstensen@alesund.kommune.no
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.alesund.kommune.no
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tendsign.no/doc.aspx?UniqueId=afhrvualih&GoTo=Docs
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://tendsign.no/doc.aspx?UniqueId=afhrvualih&GoTo=Tender
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

Dynamic Purchase System — Maintenance and Support of a Firewall System from CheckPoint

Reference number: 18/7503
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72267100 Maintenance of information technology software
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Contracting Authority would like to establish a Dynamic Purchase System through this notice in accordance with the PPR §§26-4 to 26-7.

The aim of the Dynamic Purchase System is to meet the need for maintenance of and support for our firewall system from CheckPoint, which in November 2018, consists of:

— a physical firewall, which is in each individual municipality (total 8),

— a 2 node central cluster that deals with internet traffic,

— a 2 node central VSX cluster with 7 bodies that deal with various internal zones.

A central firewall that deals with home office connections and access for external consultants.

Attention is drawn to the fact that the portfolio can change during the system's lifetime.

The Contracting Authority envisages holding a competition between qualified tenderers once a year, and that the signed contracts will normally have a duration of 12 months.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO053 Møre og Romsdal
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Dynamic Purchase System will start as soon as possible after the qualification round has been completed, if there are three (3) or more tenderers who are admitted to the system.

The deadline for submitting a qualification application to be invited to the first procurement is set to 3.12.2018, 13.00. All communication must be electronic and applications are to be sent via Tendsign. The first competition is expected to be held during week 49 or 50. Competitions will then be held as required.

All tenderers can submit a qualification application during the entire contract period, and qualified tenderers will be continually admitted.

The Dynamic Purchase System will run indefinitely.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End: 09/12/2030
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Tax and VAT certificates:

Documentation Requirement

Norwegian tenderers: Tax and VAT certificate. The certificate must not be older than 6 months.

Dynamic Purchase System — maintenance and support of a firewall system from CheckPoint 18/7503 Page 4/11 calculated from the tender deadline. Any arrears or other irregularities must be justified. (Tenderers can obtain the electronic tax and VAT certificate themselves and immediately receive it by email.)

Foreign tenderers: tenderers who are not established in Norway shall submit equivalent documentation issued by the authorities in the country where the tenderer is established. The certificate shall preferably be translated to Norwegian, but it will also be accepted in Swedish, Danish and English.

Credit Rating:

Documentation requirement:

The Contracting Authority will carry out their own assessment of the tenderer's finances through the business and account information system Bisnode AS (www.soliditet.no/creditcontrol) with the service CreditPro.

The Contracting Authority will not accept credit ratings from other business and account information systems than bisnode AS with the service CreditPro in order to ensure an equal assessment of all tenderers. The tenderer can enclose other necessary information in the tender if the tenderer believes that

Bisnode/CreditPro does not provide a correct picture of the economic situation.

Newly established companies: Newly established companies that have not built up a basis for credit rating must enclose a declaration from a bank or similar financing institution regarding the company's financial and economic position.

This also applies to foreign tenderers.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Tax and VAT certificates:

Requirement: tenderers must have their tax, employer contributions and VAT payments in order in accordance with the legal provisions.

Credit Rating:


The financial capacity to carry out the contract is required. Tenderers are required as a minimum to be credit worthy, A in accordance with Bisnode AS with the service CreditPro, or have the economic capacity to fulfil the contract based on the Contracting Authority's discretion in regard to attached documentation from the tenderer.

Newly established companies: Newly established companies must have the economic capacity to execute the contract.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Partner status at Checkpoint.

Documentation requirement:

The Contracting Authority will ask Check Point Norge to confirm the partner status on the application date.

Ethical and social requirements, self-declaration: Tenderers must fill in and attach a self-declaration form — Ethical and Social Requirements (Annex 2).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Partner status at Checkpoint:


Tenderers must have minimum 3 star partner level in Norway (see https://partners.us.checkpoint.com/partnerlocator/) og være CSP/CCSP (certified support


Ethical and social requirements, self-declaration:

The tenderer is obliged to comply with ethical and social requirements within their own company in accordance with Annex 3 and assist with compliance of the sub-suppliers that contribute to the fulfilment of this contract.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the setting up of 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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/12/2030
Local time: 00:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 30/12/2030

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: KOFA
Town: Bergen
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: