Digital Infrastructure Project

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Carmarthenshire County Council
County Hall
Carmarthen
SA31 1JP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1267234567
E-mail: chddavies@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKL14

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0281

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.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:

Digital Infrastructure Project

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Swansea Bay City Deal is seeking to appoint a contractor to develop a full 5 Case Business Model and supporting research activity for the SBCD Digital Infrastructure Project using the Green Book’s 5 case business model methodology. The successful contractor will be responsible for undertaking preliminary research to support the planning and development of the Swansea Bay City Deal Regional Digital Infrastructure Project for inclusion in the full business case and for completing all aspects of the 5 Case Business Model itself.

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)
73110000
73100000
73000000
32412100
32510000
32524000
32400000
32410000
32412000
32412110
32424000
32571000
71311300
72222000
72222100
72222200
72222300
72223000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL14
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Swansea Bay City Deal is seeking to appoint a contractor to develop a full 5 Case Business Model and supporting research activity for the SBCD Digital Infrastructure Project using the Green Book’s 5 case business model methodology. The successful contractor will be responsible for undertaking preliminary research to support the planning and development of the Swansea Bay City Deal Regional Digital Infrastructure Project for inclusion in the full business case and for completing all aspects of the 5 Case Business Model itself. This will include responding to queries and feedback on draft versions of the business case from both the SBCD’s governance structure, authorising authorities and the UK and Welsh Governments and developing the business case through to final full draft by February 2019. An initial outline business plan has been developed for the project by the Region and the successful contractor will be tasked with undertaking the supporting/background research and developing this proposal into the full 5 case business model.

A second requirement is to construct a fully compliant and robust funding bid for the wave 3 LFFN competition, run by DCMS, expected in Summer 2018.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Knowledge and experience of successfully developing full, robust business cases using the green book 5 case business model / Weighting: 24 % of 30 % quality
Quality criterion - Name: Demonstrate value for money / Weighting: 16 % of 30 % quality
Quality criterion - Name: Knowledge and experience of working with / within sectors of digital technology and infrastructure including understanding of ISP’s and application of next generation smart technologies / Weighting: 16 % of 30 % quality
Quality criterion - Name: Clear regional awareness and understanding of barriers to and opportunities presented by next generation digital infrastructure to City Deal related sectors / Weighting: 10 % of 30 % quality
Quality criterion - Name: Interviews (questions to be circulated in due course) / Weighting: 34 % of 30 % quality
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/08/2018
End: 28/02/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)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:

The successful contractor will report to the Regional Office.

An initial inception meeting will take place with the Regional Office upon contract award in order to scope and agree key activity and milestones. A weekly progress call will take place to monitor progress. As the business case develops the successful contractor will submit drafts for review by and discussion with the regional office before more complete drafts are shared with UK and Welsh Governments for comment. Feedback on draft business cases will be relayed to the contractor via the Regional Office.

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: yes
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: 06/07/2018
Local time: 14:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/07/2018
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Carmarthenshire County Council will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-Tendering portal. This can be found at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk all information may be downloaded and returned though this channel.

Tenders or Requests to Participate must be sent to: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

To assist you in locating these opportunities on the BRAVO E Procurement System the project code is: project_39149.

As this is an Open procedure, Tenderers must ensure that all ITT questions are fully responded to. The following ITT Project codes may further assist you in locating the opportunities:

ITT Code: itt_68322.

If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon - Fri (8:00 am — 6:00 pm) on:

— email: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7080 0480.

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=82420

(WA Ref:82420).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Carmarthenshire County Council
County Hall
Carmarthen
SA31 1JP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1267234567

Internet address: www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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:
04/06/2018