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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
‘Everything ICT’ — Full Range of ICT Products, Solutions, Services and Support for the Public Sector
E2BN is putting in place a framework agreement for use by public sector bodies identified at II.2.4) (and any successors to these organisations) which include schools, academies, academy trusts, RBCs, colleges, universities, central government departments and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies and local authorities, devolved administrations, fire service, police service, buying consortiums and charities. The above public sector bodies have a need for a compliant procurement vehicle to access a range of ICT products, solutions, services and support including connectivity, equipment, hardware, software, services including cloud, 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, best value and seamless inter-operability in each category.
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), which include schools, academies, multi academy trusts, RBCs, 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, police 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, hardware, 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 4 year term. 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/Everything-ICT
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
The authority reserves the right not to award the contract as a result of this procurement process. No guarantee of business is made or implied. The authority will not be liable for any of the bidders costs associated with this procurement.
All instructions on how to register for this tender can be found at https://www.e2bn.org/Everything-ICT which will also provide access to bidder instructions and all the relevant documentation.
In the event of any issue please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The contracting authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. All information received will be dealt with in accordance with the act and information to which the environmental information regulations apply will be dealt with in accordance with these regulations.
The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the contracting authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. Any appeals against the decision should be made FAO - E2BN CEO email@example.com
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide 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). Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation periods (in general 30 days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or ought to have known that the grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen). The Court may extend the time limit for starting the proceedings where the Court considers that there is a good reason for doing so but not so as to permit proceedings to be started more than 3 months after that date.
Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages or make a declaration of ineffectiveness.