Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/09/2020

Local time: 11:00

The Manchester City Council (MCC) Wide Area Network (WAN) service currently delivers network connections to more than 200 Council locations. The WAN provides the network connectivity through which all critical network services and applications are delivered, to enable the day-to-day operation and functioning of the Council.

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United Kingdom-Manchester: Wide area network services

2020/S 158-386842

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Manchester City Council
Postal address: Town Hall Extension
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M60 2LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Stephen Polese
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.manchester.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.manchester.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.the-chest.org.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

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:

TC1011 — Provision of Wider Area Network (WAN)

Reference number: DN485300

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72720000 Wide area network services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Manchester City Council (MCC) Wide Area Network (WAN) service currently delivers network connections to more than 200 Council locations. The WAN provides the network connectivity through which all critical network services and applications are delivered, to enable the day-to-day operation and functioning of the Council.

The WAN replacement is critical to the success of a number of projects in the ICT environment. The telephony replacement, wireless and Local Area Network (LAN) projects all have varying dependencies on the WAN and full connectivity to the new Data Centres cannot proceed without WAN services. Further details are set out in the procurement documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32410000 Local area network

32412000 Communications network

32413000 Integrated network

32415000 Ethernet network

32416000 ISDN network

32417000 Multimedia networks

32418000 Radio network

32420000 Network equipment

72300000 Data services

72400000 Internet services

72700000 Computer network services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Manchester City Council (MCC) Wide Area Network (WAN) service currently delivers network connections to more than 200 Council locations. The WAN provides the network connectivity through which all critical network services and applications are delivered, to enable the day-to-day operation and functioning of the Council.

The WAN replacement is critical to the success of a number of projects in the ICT environment. The telephony replacement, wireless and Local Area Network (LAN) projects all have varying dependencies on the WAN and full connectivity to the new Data Centres cannot proceed without WAN services.

Further details are set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion – Name: Social Value / Weighting: 20

Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend for a further 5 years

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

The Council is using the e-business portal known as the Chest. Applicants will need to register their details at the following link www.the-chest.org.uk. Once registered, applicants will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the documentation relating to this opportunity. Applicants will need to electronically submit their completed tender documents, including online questionnaire, via the on-line portal by 11 a.m. on 14 September 2020 as referred to in IV.2.2). Any clarification queries must also be submitted via the Chest website by the date referred to in the tender documentation.

The contract will be for 5 year, expected to commence 8th December 2020 with an option to extend for up to 5 years.

The successful supplier will be required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of, and surroundings of, the place of delivery of the contract. Therefore, selection and award criteria, specification requirements and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations as relevant to the subject matter of this project.

The Council reserves the right not to award the contract, as a result of this contract notice. The Council shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any organisation in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed contract.

All submissions must be in English, with any clarifications or discussions conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in pounds sterling and all payments under the proposed contract will be made in pounds sterling.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See Tender documentation

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

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: no

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/09/2020

Local time: 11:00

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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/09/2020

Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Manchester City Council
Town: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers prior to entering into the contract. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contract Regulations 2015 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).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/08/2020