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Provision of LAN Infrastructure and Security Services.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Corporate Procurement, Floor 7 Telegraph House, Baillie St.
For the attention of: Miss Karen Cope
OL16 1LQ Rochdale
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.the-chest.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: the CHEST
Internet address: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: the CHEST
Internet address: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: the CHEST
Internet address: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of LAN Infrastructure and Security Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council (and open for other Greater Manchester Local Authorities to use) AGMA Authorities include Bolton Council, Salford CC, Bury Council, Stockport MBC, Manchester CC, Tameside MBC Oldham MBC, Trafford Council, Rochdale MBC, Wigan Council. AGMA Associate Members include Blackburn with Darwen BC, Blackpool BC Cheshire East Council, Warrington BC, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive; Greater Manchester Police Authority and Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, Manchester Airport plc and Derbyshire.

NUTS code UKD3

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Provision of a LAN switch infrastructure for Number One Riverside and its other data centre and for Internet Security and Load Balancing across RMBC’s two data centres. The scope encompasses the provisioning of all hardware and software (‘Goods’) required, and the design, project management, implementation and support (‘Services’). Please refer to the specification ‘Provision of LAN and Security Services’ for full details. Please note that this contract is also open for other AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) to use.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72710000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
For illustrative purposes only the Council estimates that the total potential value of the contract, including potential extensions (as described in section II1.5) is between 700 000 GBP and 10 000 000 GBP. This range includes the option for other AGMA and patners and other public bodies to utilise the contract. Please note that there is not currently commitment from any Authority, than Rochdale MBC, to use this contract. However, any AGMA authority may utilise the contract following award. AGMA Authorities include Bolton Council, Salford CC, Bury Council, Stockport MBC, Manchester CC, Tameside MBC Oldham MBC, Trafford Council, Rochdale MBC, Wigan Council. AGMA Associate Members include Blackburn with Darwen BC, Blackpool BC Cheshire East Council, Warrington BC, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive; Greater Manchester Police Authority and Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, Manchester Airport plc and Derbyshire.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 700 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: This contract will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years in 12 month periods.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The provision of appropriate guarantees, bonds and warranties is reserved.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The main financing option will be identified in the specification and / or the invitation to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Consortium / joint bids may be made but the Council will expect to contract with a single lead contractor who takes prime liability for all consortium and supply chain members or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Invitation to Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
NWCE-8TXBS4
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
18.6.2012
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

In relation to Section II.1.9 variants may be permitted if submitted in addition to a standard bid and provided the variant meets the requirements for variants set out in the tender documents. The estimated value set out in section II.2.1 is indicative only and the Council reserves the right to amend this figure up or down. Requests to participate must be made by completion and return of invitation to tender documents by the date and time specified in section IV.3.4 and in accordance with the instructions set out in the invitation to tender document that can be obtained via The Chest. Completed tender documents submitted after this deadline will not be considered. To request an invitation to tender applicants should log on to "The Chest". The Chest is an online tendering system supporting the Councils initiatives towards electronic tendering. You can register online via the suppliers’ area to register your interest in this project and down load all the documentation you require to submit your tender. All correspondence should be via The Chest, including requests for clarification and additional information. Guides and a frequently asked questions section are available to make The Chest as user friendly as possible and the link to the registration page is as follows. Registration page https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/There is no charge to be registered on the system. The Chest will not permit the submission of the tender documents after the deadline specified in Section IV.3.4. The Council shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are only provisional and the Council reserves the right to change these.

PQQ deadline 4.10.2011 at 17:00.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See section VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.5.2012