Small Cell Wireless Network

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street
London
W8 7NX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Snaith
E-mail: michael@rnetso.net
NUTS code: UKI3

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.rbkc.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.rbkc.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.capitalesourcing.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.capitalesourcing.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

Small Cell Wireless Network

Reference number: prj_RBKC_9715
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32510000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is seeking to procure and award a concession contract to utilise Royal Borough owned street furniture assets including street lighting as set out in the procurement documents for the deployment of small cell equipment to support the enhancement of localised mobile coverage within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and to enable the future delivery of commercial services associated with future smart city machine to machine connectivity and initiatives.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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)
64227000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI33
Main site or place of performance:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is seeking to procure and award a concession contract to utilise Royal Borough owned street furniture assets including street lighting for the deployment of small cell equipment to support the enhancement of localised mobile coverage within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and to enable the future delivery of commercial services associated with future smart city machine to machine connectivity and initiatives.

Through access to council owned assets, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is looking to enhance mobile coverage within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with a particular focus on the delivery of small cell infrastructure.

Due to the growth of mobile data usage the development of small cell technology is considered a key component to supplement mobile broadband and wireless services in the coming years.

The roll out of small cell technology is also considered as a key element in the next stage of digital infrastructure development by addressing localised coverage and capacity issues and is expected to complement other key elements of the Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) existing and future network infrastructure.

Beyond small cell and the Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) it is also envisaged that small cell technology will potentially play a key role in enabling “Smart /Future City” initiatives which will benefit both the public and private sectors.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The procurement documents contain a clear, precise and unequivocal review clause permitting the contract to be extended for a period of 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

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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Tenderers must self-certify that they are financially sound and have sufficient economic resources to perform the contract.

Tenderers must have had a mean average turnover in the past 2 years in excess of 10 000 000 GBP.

Minimum requirements apply to insurance over.

The winning bidder's satisfaction of these tests will be subject to verification by the contracting authority.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The contracting authority has devised 3 Questions that are set out in the procurement documents whose purpose is to provide assurance that the winning bidder has the necessary technical knowledge and experience to successfully perform the contract.

Responses to these questions will be evaluated on a pass /fail basis. The answers will either provide the contracting authority the necessary assurance or the tenderer will be disqualified and their tender will not be evaluated further.

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:
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: 09/02/2018
Local time: 17:00
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: 09/02/2018
Local time: 17:01
Place:

Electronic opening.

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:

Article 11 of directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concessions contracts was transposed into UK law by the concession contracts regulations 2016 (SI 2016/273) and cane into effect on 18.4.2016.

Regulation 11 CCR 2016, provides that the regulations do not apply to concession contracts for the principal purpose of permitting contracting authorities to provide or exploit public communications networks, or to provide to the public one or more electronic communication services.

Notwithstanding Regulation 11, the authority intends to execute this procurement in a manner that respects the principles of equal treatment and transparency using an open procedure and has therefore chosen to apply the light touch regime of the public contract regulations 2015.

There will be no selection /shortlisting stage. The authority has, however, identified a number of minimum requirements relating to technical and professional ability and experience, and economic and financial standing that it believes are necessary for tenderers to meet.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand, Holborn
London
WC2A LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
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:
04/01/2018