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eTender Wales

NOTE: The buyer is using eTender Wales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTender Wales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code 30930 within the appropriate area.

Notice Details

Title: Public Sector Broadband Aggregation for Wales
Published by: Welsh Government
Publication Date: 01/08/2013
Application Deadline:
Deadline Date: 02/09/2013
Deadline Time: 14:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Abstract: Expressions of interest are sought for commercial partner/s to provide a managed wide-area network and other managed IP services, referred to as PSBA, for public sector organisations in Wales and the immediate proximity.
The Contracting Authority is acting on behalf of a range of stakeholders as defined in Section 11.1.6 below. Not all public sector stakeholders commit to place an order for any or all services through the procurement process.
The provider will, inter alia:
- provide reliable managed wide area networking and associated services to public sector premises and potentially also, if required, to organisations affiliated to the public sector such as, but not limited to: dentists, charitable organisations, private sector partners, opticians or pharmacies and other organisations involved in public sector service delivery;
- sustainably maintain best value as the telecoms market, technology and requirements develop over the life of the contract either by sub-letting short term contracts to a number of network providers or through an alternative equivalent arrangement;
- maintain and implement operational procedures and standards to fulfil and satisfy the demands of the public sector and in response to public sector policy demands, including adherence to relevant UK Government PSN standards;
- evaluate and trial new networking technology for the life of the contract and maintain services in line with evolving business needs and technical opportunities, exploiting relevant opportunities to maximise value from the network infrastructure;
- provide technical, commercial, migration, training, support and other associated services;
- work alongside staff from the public sector who will provide specialist business and procedural expertise.
The Contracting Authority is seeking expressions of interest from integrators with a track record in providing integrated network solutions as well as telecommunications providers. Telecommunications providers will need to demonstrate interworking with other telecommunications providers to deliver a blended, best value, solution to all locations.
Further detail is included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from bravosolutions etendring portal until the date specified in Section IV.3.4.
The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7060 0480
Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
CPV: 32412100, 64200000, 72720000, 32430000, 32412000, 32412110, 32500000, 32524000, 32521000, 32522000, 64227000, 45232300, 32425000, 50332000, 45231600, 50334400, 72410000.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


The Welsh Ministers

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk,

Cardiff


UK

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

+44 2920826755



www.wales.gov.uk

http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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Yes

Please see Section 5.2 of the Project Information Memorandum

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

Public Sector Broadband Aggregation for Wales

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

5

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Wales



UK

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

Duration of the framework agreement

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Expressions of interest are sought for commercial partner/s to provide a managed wide-area network and other managed IP services, referred to as PSBA, for public sector organisations in Wales and the immediate proximity.

The Contracting Authority is acting on behalf of a range of stakeholders as defined in Section 11.1.6 below. Not all public sector stakeholders commit to place an order for any or all services through the procurement process.

The provider will, inter alia:

- provide reliable managed wide area networking and associated services to public sector premises and potentially also, if required, to organisations affiliated to the public sector such as, but not limited to: dentists, charitable organisations, private sector partners, opticians or pharmacies and other organisations involved in public sector service delivery;

- sustainably maintain best value as the telecoms market, technology and requirements develop over the life of the contract either by sub-letting short term contracts to a number of network providers or through an alternative equivalent arrangement;

- maintain and implement operational procedures and standards to fulfil and satisfy the demands of the public sector and in response to public sector policy demands, including adherence to relevant UK Government PSN standards;

- evaluate and trial new networking technology for the life of the contract and maintain services in line with evolving business needs and technical opportunities, exploiting relevant opportunities to maximise value from the network infrastructure;

- provide technical, commercial, migration, training, support and other associated services;

- work alongside staff from the public sector who will provide specialist business and procedural expertise.

The Contracting Authority is seeking expressions of interest from integrators with a track record in providing integrated network solutions as well as telecommunications providers. Telecommunications providers will need to demonstrate interworking with other telecommunications providers to deliver a blended, best value, solution to all locations.

Further detail is included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from bravosolutions etendring portal until the date specified in Section IV.3.4.

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:

Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7060 0480

Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code 30930 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

32412100
64200000
72720000
32430000
32412000
32412110
32500000
32524000
32521000
32522000
64227000
45232300
32425000
50332000
45231600
50334400
72410000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

No

II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

Yes

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

The Contracting Authority (including successors to its functions and organisations created as a result of reorganisation or organisational changes) is procuring on behalf of itself and the following bodies delivering public services within Wales and the immediate proximity (including local bodies' successors to their functions and organisations created as a result of reorganisation or organisational changes):

- Unitary Authorities (including groups of unitary authorities) delivering public services within Wales and the immediate proximity.

- All health boards, National Health Service Trusts, social care organisations and any other person (s) or body established or financed under the National Health Service Act 1977 as amended and future bodies (e.g. Foundation Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups) associated with the delivery of healthcare within Wales and the immediate proximity.

- Schools.

- Higher and Further Education establishments with sites in Wales and the immediate proximity. A list of current organisations is below under the heading “HE/FE”

- Fire and Rescue services and Police Forces.

- Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies, including, but not confined to Natural Resources Wales, Arts Council of Wales, Sports Council for Wales,

- Wales Audit Office.

- Care Council for Wales.

- Third sector.

- Local offices of national public sector departments and agencies.

- Bodies (including undertakings) (1) acting as agents for (2) providing services to or on behalf of or (3) collaborating with any of the foregoing contracting authorities may be given access to the Services for the purpose only of fulfilling their obligations in such capacity and for so long only as they are doing so.

A list of the current major organisations described in this section can be found under their respective headings in section 5.2 of the Project Information Memorandum.

Welsh Government will be the contracting party for the purpose of the overarching agreement.

The contract will be let for a period of 7 years with the option at the sole discretion of the contracting authority to extend for a further 7 years in tranches of 3 years + 2 years + 2 years

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II.2.2)

Options

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

As set out in the invitation to participate in dialogue (ITPD) documents.

The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

As set out in the invitation to participate in dialogue (ITPD) documents. Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in Sterling. Payment to be made in Sterling only.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

None specified, save that in the case of a partnership or consortium or other group of more than one legal entity bidding together, the contract will be with either (1) all bidders on the basis of joint and several liability, or (2) with one or more of the parties acting as 'prime contractor' (and where more than one, on a joint and several liability basis). Where the contract is with a special purpose company with separate legal personality established for the project, the contracting authority will require sufficient guarantees to be given by participants in that company or their parents.

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


The pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ), which is available on request, will provide the details. Any economic operator may be excluded from participation if it fulfils any of the criteria listed in Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) / Article 45 EU Directive 2004/18/EC.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


Please see information contained within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire



Please see information contained within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire


III.2.3)

Technical capacity


Please see information contained within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire



Please see information contained within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire


III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure


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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

312

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

Please see project information memorandum contained within the prequalification accessible through http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No


Yes

No

IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

C005 2013 14

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents



 


IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

 02-09-2013  14:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

 25-09-2013

IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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English and Welsh


IV.3.7)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender 

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders





Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published


VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

No



VI.3)

Additional Information

The Authority will not accept PQQ submissions after the stated closing date

All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of bidders.

The Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part.

The Authority reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award any contract.

All documents to be priced in GBP and all payments made in GBP.

In relation to section II.1.9 above – variants will be accepted to the extent permitted (if at all).

The Authority is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, the Authority will explore proposals (at dialogue stage) that deliver its social, economic and environmental sustainability objectives, , including (but not limited to) opportunities to recruit and train long term economically inactive persons as part of the workforce delivering this project In addition contract performance conditions may relate to social, economic and environmental considerations

If you require documentation in an alternative format, please contact the named contact point in this document who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, large print, Word document or audio format.

E-TENDER INFORMATION:

- Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

- The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.

- Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.

- The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.

- On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.

- The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.

- In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.

- Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

- Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.

- If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

- Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.

- Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

- Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.

- Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm

HOW TO FIND THE PQQ:

- Once logged in you must click on ‘PQQs Open to all Suppliers’

- The etender references for this contract are: Project_25925 and PQQ_30930

- Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the PQQ from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page.

- You will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

- Should you have any questions on the PQQ, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly.

(WA Ref:283)

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures










Body responsible for mediation procedures










VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained










VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

 01-08-2013

ANNEX A

Additional Addresses and Contact Points

I)

Address and contact points from which further information can be obtained



The Welsh Ministers

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Cardiff


UK

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

+44 2920826755


II)

Address and contact points from which specifications and additional documentation may be obtained



The Welsh Ministers

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Cardiff


UK

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

+44 2920826755


III)

Address and contact points to which Tenders/Requests to Participate must be sent



The Welsh Ministers

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Cardiff


UK

http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

+44 2920826755



Information added to the notice since publication.

No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: N/a
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

IDTitleParent Category
32412000Communications networkLocal area network
50334400Communications system maintenance servicesRepair and maintenance services of line telephony and line telegraphy equipment
45232300Construction and ancillary works for telephone and communication linesAncillary works for pipelines and cables
45231600Construction work for communication linesConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
64227000Integrated telecommunications servicesTelecommunication services except telephone and data transmission services
32412110Internet networkCommunications network
32425000Network operating systemNetwork equipment
72410000Provider servicesInternet services
32521000Telecommunications cableTelecommunications cable and equipment
32522000Telecommunications equipmentTelecommunications cable and equipment
32500000Telecommunications equipment and suppliesRadio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
32412100Telecommunications networkCommunications network
64200000Telecommunications servicesPostal and telecommunications services
32524000Telecommunications systemTelecommunications cable and equipment
50332000Telecommunications-infrastructure maintenance servicesMaintenance services of telecommunications equipment
32430000Wide area networkNetworks
72720000Wide area network servicesComputer network services

Delivery Locations

IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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