Services - 533021-2019

11/11/2019    S217

United Kingdom-Hinxworth: Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages

2019/S 217-533021

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: East of England Broadband Network (Regional Broadband Consortium)
Postal address: Unit 1 Saltmore Farm, New Inn Road
Town: Hinxworth
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SG7 5EZ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tender@e2bn.org
Telephone: +44 1462834588
Fax: +44 1462834585

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.e2bn.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1747

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

‘Everything ICT’ — Full Range of ICT Products, Solutions, Services and Support for the Public Sector

II.1.2)Main CPV code
30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 800 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
48000000 Software package and information systems
50000000 Repair and maintenance services
51000000 Installation services (except software)
64000000 Postal and telecommunications services
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
80000000 Education and training services
09300000 Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
32412000 Communications network
32412110 Internet network
32412120 Intranet network
32420000 Network equipment
50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment
50312300 Maintenance and repair of data network equipment
51600000 Installation services of computers and office equipment
64200000 Telecommunications services
64227000 Integrated telecommunications services
72222300 Information technology services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
72246000 Systems consultancy services
66000000 Financial and insurance services
66114000 Financial leasing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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:

https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

http://www.colleges-uk.co.uk/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/register/search/Browse/

https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/about/Pages/member-institutions.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

https://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/thenhs/about/pages/authoritiesandtrusts.aspx

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/find-data-and-publications/supplementary-information/2018-supplementary-information-files/nhs-trusts-and-ccgs-in-england-by-health-education-england-hee-region-in-september-2017

https://www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

http://online.hscni.net/other-hsc-organisations/hsc-service-finder/

https://librarytechnology.org/libraries/ukpublic/

https://www.artfund.org/whats-on/museums-and-galleries

https://www.local.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/devolution-of-powers-to-scotland-wales-and-northern-ireland

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs/

https://www.ukfirestations.co.uk/brigades

https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Collaborative_procurement_List_of_professional_buying_organisations.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

https://www.police.uk/forces/

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/list/all

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

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80 %
Price - Weighting: 20 %
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
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2019/S 157-387932
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: 2019/S 157-387932
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
06/11/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: WCL (UK) Ltd trading as Think IT
Postal address: Kemp House, 152 City Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: EC1V 2NX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: info@think-it.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2031953833

Internet address: https://www.think-it.org.uk/

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: 800 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 800 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional 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 admin@e2bn.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.

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VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: East of England Broadband Network (Regional Broadband Consortium)
Postal address: Unit 1 Saltmore Farm, New Inn Road
Town: Hinxworth
Postal code: SG7 5EZ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: admin@e2bn.org
Telephone: +44 1462834588
Fax: +44 1462834585

Internet address: www.e2bn.org

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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 tender@e2bn.org

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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/11/2019