Supplies - 64699-2017

21/02/2017    S36

United Kingdom-Coventry: Internet network

2017/S 036-064699

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Coventry City Council
Postal address: Earl Street
Town: Coventry
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
Postal code: CV1 5RR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Duffy
E-mail: procurement.services@coventry.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: www.csw-jets.co.uk
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from 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:

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) mobile connectivity services for Coventry.

Reference number: 00004301
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32412110 Internet network
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

There is a huge programme of transformation happening in the city of Coventry which will provide new commercial, retail, leisure and residential accommodation. The Council is looking to engage with suppliers who can work with the Council to develop and provide an operator agnostic infrastructure and design for LTE services in the city of Coventry.

The Council will be able to offer physical locations for siting small cells to deliver LTE. Initially this would provide 4G capability but with a design which is capable of be transitioned to 5G in the future. We are also keen to consider future 5G implementations and collaborate with new developments to deliver in-building LTE coverage. The Supplier will need to have partnerships with major mobile network operators and be expected to be able to evidence this.

*In telecommunication, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32250000 Mobile telephones
32551400 Telephone network
32412110 Internet network
72710000 Local area network services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

There is a huge programme of transformation happening in the city of Coventry which will provide new commercial, retail, leisure and residential accommodation. The Council wants to ensure that there is sufficient Long-Term Evolution (LTE*) mobile connectivity and capacity in place for this growing market. The Council will be able to offer physical locations for siting small cells to deliver LTE. Initially this would provide 4G capability but with a design which is capable of be transitioned to 5G in the future.

The Council is looking to engage with suppliers who can work with the Council to develop and provide an operator agnostic infrastructure and design for LTE services in the city of Coventry. The Council would expect an LTE platform to be designed and implemented within Coventry which operators can exploit to provide excellent coverage in the city and enable innovative digital solutions.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Council has not identified what procurement process it may complete and will make this decision based on the amount of interest shown following this call for interest. Suppliers can register their interest at www.csw-jets.com

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
23/04/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Coventry City Council encourages any expressions of interest to be made by 16:00 hrs Thursday 9.3.2017 so the Council can assess and plan based on the potential level of interest expressed at this stage.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/02/2017