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Northamptonshire County Council is conducting the reprocurement of a replacement Wide Area Network including Managed Internet Access and Wireless LAN services as part of the wider CPSN partnership. The CPSN partnership comprises a ...

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square, Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ian Farrar
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKF

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.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:

Northamptonshire County Council Cambridgeshire Public Sector Network (CPSN) - Provision of a High Speed Public Sector Telecommunications Network and Associated Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72222300
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Northamptonshire County Council is conducting the reprocurement of a replacement Wide Area Network including Managed Internet Access and Wireless LAN services as part of the wider CPSN partnership.

The CPSN partnership comprises a number of public authorities in the Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire,Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk area that came together to procure a flexible, capable and value for money telecommunications network that supports and enables their operations within the community.

Due to unforeseen delay there is a requirement to extend the current service provision for a period of 18 months to allow continued service provision and an effective transitions period and to fully include NHS organisations within the region as they move from N3 to HSCN.

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: 1 163 769.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32400000
32500000
64200000
72250000
72315000
72410000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKH
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Northamptonshire County Council in partnership the current CPSN members is seeking to award directly for the continuation of WAN and Wi-Fi services across the current bespoke core.

The Partnership envisions the procurement of the new network (EastNet) will be seen as the public services network of choice within the region and wishes to extend the opportunity to the numerous NHS bodies within the region as they transition from N3 to HSCN, to allow closer working and greater sharing opportunities.

To facilitate this, the current network and services needs to be maintained beyond June 2018, this will allow for a full procurement exercise to be undertaken and, if required, a reasonable period for transition to a new provider.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
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
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive
Explanation:

Northamptonshire County Council is preparing to conduct the reprocurement of a replacement Wide Area Network including Managed Internet Access and Wireless LAN services as part of a wider regional partnership. The contract notice 2017/S 112-225685 for the replacement EastNet public sector network was advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union on 14.6.2017. The new contract is intended to be awarded prior to the extension of services as described in this VEAT notice which is to cover the period July 2018 to December 2019.

Due to unforeseen delay in the HSCN network development there is a requirement to extend the current CPSN service provision for a period of 18 months to allow continued service provision, an effective transition period and to fully include NHS organisations within the region as they move from N3 to HSCN.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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: 2011/S 135-224050

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
11/07/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Virgin Media Business Ltd
Media House, Bartley Wood Business Park
Hook
RG27 9UP
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ3
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 1 163 769.00 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
LGSS Procurement
One Angel Square, Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED
United Kingdom
E-mail:
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:
03/08/2017