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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Belfast: Provision of Managed Service for Operational Telecommunications Network (OTN)
Document Ref:
458331-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
Published By:
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks
Date Published:
30 September 2019
Deadline Date:
28 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

The contracting entity intends to establish a framework arrangement under which it shall appoint an economic operator to enter into a framework agreement for the provision of managed service for operational telecommunications network (OTN).A framework agreement will be awarded for a period of four (4) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional period of up to four (4) years, with a total potential duration of eight (8) years.The contracting entity estimates that the total spend under the framework agreement, based on current requirements, is anticipated to be up to be 5 350 375 GBP per annum. The estimated value of the initial contract period of 4 years is 21 401 500 GBP.

Notice Details

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks

120 Malone Road

Belfast

BT9 5HT

UK

Contact person: Angela Hutton

E-mail: Angela.Hutton@nienetworks.co.uk

NUTS: UKN

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nienetworks.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.1) Name and addresses

System Operator Northern Ireland (SONI Ltd)

12 Manse Road

Belfast

BT6 9RT

UK

E-mail: Angela.Hutton@nienetworks.co.uk

NUTS: UKN

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.soni.ltd.uk

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.6) Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

S1057 (2020) — Provision of Managed Service for Operational Telecommunications Network (OTN)

Reference number: S1057 (2020)

II.1.2) Main CPV code

32412100

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The contracting entity intends to establish a framework arrangement under which it shall appoint an economic operator to enter into a framework agreement for the provision of managed service for operational telecommunications network (OTN).

A framework agreement will be awarded for a period of four (4) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional period of up to four (4) years, with a total potential duration of eight (8) years.

The contracting entity estimates that the total spend under the framework agreement, based on current requirements, is anticipated to be up to be 5 350 375 GBP per annum. The estimated value of the initial contract period of 4 years is 21 401 500 GBP.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 42 803 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

42961200

50332000

64200000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKN

Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Below is an outline of the requirements, however please refer to the specification schedules for the full list of service requirements and standards required for this contract. The NIE Networks operational telecommunications network (OTN) is the telecommunications Infrastructure used as part of its role in operating the distribution and transmission electricity network. NIE Networks owns a range of telecommunications assets, including optical fibre, a private microwave network and all the equipment used to provide voice and data services across this private network. the main responsibilities of the OTN managed service provider will include the following:

— management and operation of all the infrastructure elements that the OTN comprises. This will include the management of third parties who undertake specialist functions, e.g. tower inspections, tower audits and loading assessments, etc.,

— assist the customer in developing its investment plan and asset management strategies,

— responsibility for the maintenance and provision of end-to-end connectivity down to individual.

Circuit:

Level of privately owned and leased circuits between various points on the customer’s networks:

— provision of a single point of contact for all matters concerning the design, operation and management of the OTN,

— provision of a single point of contact for all matters concerning the cybersecurity of the OTN,

— representing the customer interest at third-party meetings,

— procurement of services and equipment from third-party providers.

This is a joint procurement with NIE Networks Ltd and System Operator Northern Ireland (SONI Ltd).

The NIE Networks operational telecommunications network (OTN) is the telecommunications infrastructure used as part of its role in operating the distribution and transmission electricity network. NIE Networks owns a range of telecommunications assets, including optical fibre, a private microwave network and all the equipment used to provide voice and data services across this private network.

SONI Ltd as the transmission system operator in Northern Ireland has services operating over the OTN. They have their own end equipment that connects to the OTN (e.g. RTUs, scanning base stations, outstation radios) and are installed at some NIE Networks OTN sites. However, SONI’s equipment is also reliant on the OTN for data transport back to their Control Centre sites.

There will be a tri-partite managed service agreement in place between NIE Networks Ltd, SONI Ltd and the successful supplier.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months: 96

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

At the end of the term, the framework arrangement may be subject to retender.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The framework agreement will be for a period of four (4) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional period of up to four (4) years, with a total potential duration of eight (8) years.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3) above with the reference Project S1057 (2020) provision of managed service for operational telecommunications network (OTN).

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.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3) above with the reference Project S1057 (2020) provision of managed service for operational telecommunications network (OTN).

III.1.8) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3) above with the reference Project S1057 (2020) provision of managed service for operational telecommunications network (OTN).

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3) above with the reference Project S1057 (2020) provision of managed service for operational telecommunications network (OTN).

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated with call for competition

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 28/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 11/11/2019

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

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)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

84 months.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd

120 Malone Road

Belfast

BT9 5HT

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreement is communicated to all economic operators. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful economic operators to challenge the award decision before the framework agreement is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 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 (Northern Ireland).

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

High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland

Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street

Belfast

BT1 3JY

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

26/09/2019

Current Notes