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This contract forms an integral part of the Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2015-18 in which the strategic partnership between Herefordshire Council and Gloucestershire County Council are seeking to extend the reach of Next Generation Access Broadband ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Herefordshire Council
Council Offices, Plough Lane
Hereford
HR4 0LE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Carrie Deeley
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKG11

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.fastershire.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses
Gloucestershire County Council
Gloucester
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Carrie Deeley
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK13

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.fastershire.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
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:

Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2015-18 Stage 3 Lot 2 Forest of Dean and Golden Valley.

Reference number: DN175674
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This contract forms an integral part of the Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2015-18 in which the strategic partnership between Herefordshire Council and Gloucestershire County Council are seeking to extend the reach of Next Generation Access Broadband (‘NGA’) to rural parts of both counties which have yet to benefit from such services. The aim is to procure an Ultrafast Broadband solution for as many of the premises which are as yet unreached in parts of the Forest of Dean as possible. Additionally, a minimum of NGA standard services are being sought within parts of the Golden Valley.

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: 4 540 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
51300000
32500000
72400000
50330000
32424000
32425000
32412000
64227000
72315000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG11
NUTS code: UKK13
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Specifically, the contract will seek to build a broadband network that will provide:

a wholesale broadband service open to all Communication Providers on a non-discriminatory basis; with the capability to access Ultrafast Broadband (NGA in the Golden Valley) by the greatest number of the circa. 7 750 eligible premises as possible.

The contractor will be expected to provide substantial investment into the broadband network and own and manage the risks associated with developing and operating the broadband network on a wholesale basis including, but not limited to, take-up risks.

An indicative public subsidy of circa. 4 540 000 GBP has been allocated to this contract and it is anticipated that this subsidy will provide the gap funding required by the selected supplier to deliver NGA coverage to a significant number of the eligible premises in the Lot 2 area. This subsidy has been allocated by BDUK and Gloucestershire County Council.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 34
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 66
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
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 151-274458
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

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
22/12/2016
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
Gigaclear Plc
Windrush Court
Abingdon
OX14 1SY
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ14

Internet address:http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/

The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 4 540 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Herefordshire Council
Hereford
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/01/2017