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Public Sector Broadband Aggregation for Wales

  Cardiff United Kingdom — Welsh Government
Published December 3, 2014
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Notice type
Award notice
Buyer category
Government_administration
Value
€177.06M
Winner
Bt Plc
Expressions of interest are sought for commercial partner/s to provide a managed wide-area network and other managed IP services, referred to as PSBA, for public sector organisations in Wales and the immediate proximity. The Contracting Authority is acting on behalf of a range of stakeholders as defined in Section 11.1.6 below. Not all public sector stakeholders commit to place an order for any or all services through the procurement process. The provider will, inter alia: - provide reliable managed wide area networking and associated services to public sector premises and potentially also, if required, to organisations affiliated to the public sector such as, but not limited to: dentists, charitable organisations, private sector partners, opticians or pharmacies and other organisations involved in public sector service delivery; - sustainably maintain best value as the telecoms market, technology and requirements develop over the life of the contract either by sub-letting short term contracts to a number of network providers or through an alternative equivalent arrangement; - maintain and implement operational procedures and standards to fulfil and satisfy the demands of the public sector and in response to public sector policy demands, including adherence to relevant UK Government PSN standards; - evaluate and trial new networking technology for the life of the contract and maintain services in line with evolving business needs and technical opportunities, exploiting relevant opportunities to maximise value from the network infrastructure; - provide technical, commercial, migration, training, support and other associated services; - work alongside staff from the public sector who will provide specialist business and procedural expertise. The Contracting Authority is seeking expressions of interest from integrators with a track record in providing integrated network solutions as well as telecommunications providers. Telecommunications providers will need to demonstrate interworking with other telecommunications providers to deliver a blended, best value, solution to all locations. Further detail is included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from bravosolutions etendring portal until the date specified in Section IV.3.4. The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on: Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7060 0480 Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.

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Fact Sheet

Title
Public Sector Broadband Aggregation for Wales
Published by
Welsh Government
Publication Date
03/12/2014
Notice Type
Contract Award Notice
Has Documents
No
Abstract
Expressions of interest are sought for commercial partner/s to provide a managed wide-area network and other managed IP services, referred to as PSBA, for public sector organisations in Wales and the immediate proximity.The Contracting Authority is acting on behalf of a range of stakeholders as defined in Section 11.1.6 below. Not all public sector stakeholders commit to place an order for any or all services through the procurement process.The provider will, inter alia:- provide reliable managed wide area networking and associated services to public sector premises and potentially also, if required, to organisations affiliated to the public sector such as, but not limited to: dentists, charitable organisations, private sector partners, opticians or pharmacies and other organisations involved in public sector service delivery;- sustainably maintain best value as the telecoms market, technology and requirements develop over the life of the contract either by sub-letting short term contracts to a number of network providers or through an alternative equivalent arrangement;- maintain and implement operational procedures and standards to fulfil and satisfy the demands of the public sector and in response to public sector policy demands, including adherence to relevant UK Government PSN standards;- evaluate and trial new networking technology for the life of the contract and maintain services in line with evolving business needs and technical opportunities, exploiting relevant opportunities to maximise value from the network infrastructure;- provide technical, commercial, migration, training, support and other associated services;- work alongside staff from the public sector who will provide specialist business and procedural expertise.The Contracting Authority is seeking expressions of interest from integrators with a track record in providing integrated network solutions as well as telecommunications providers. Telecommunications providers will need to demonstrate interworking with other telecommunications providers to deliver a blended, best value, solution to all locations.Further detail is included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from bravosolutions etendring portal until the date specified in Section IV.3.4.The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7060 0480Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.CPV: 32412100, 64200000, 72720000, 32430000, 32412000, 32412110, 32500000, 32524000, 32521000, 32522000, 64227000, 45232300, 32425000, 50332000, 45231600, 50334400, 72410000.
Main Contact
N/a
Admin Contact
N/a
Technical Contact
N/a
Other Contact
N/a
Official Name
The Welsh Ministers
Postal Address
http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk,
Town
Cardiff
Country
UK
For the attention of
http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Telephone
+44 2920826755
Official Name
Bt Plc
Postal Address
81 Newgate St
Town
London
Country
UK
Type of service contract
5
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance
UK
Contract covered by the government procurement agreement (GPA)
Yes
Total final value of the contract(s)
138900000
Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
An electronic auction has been used
No
Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
2013/S 151-263177
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority
Public Sector Broadband Aggregation for Wales
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance
Wales
Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Expressions of interest are sought for commercial partner/s to provide a managed wide-area network and other managed IP services, referred to as PSBA, for public sector organisations in Wales and the immediate proximity. The Contracting Authority is acting on behalf of a range of stakeholders as defined in Section 11.1.6 below. Not all public sector stakeholders commit to place an order for any or all services through the procurement process. The provider will, inter alia: - provide reliable managed wide area networking and associated services to public sector premises and potentially also, if required, to organisations affiliated to the public sector such as, but not limited to: dentists, charitable organisations, private sector partners, opticians or pharmacies and other organisations involved in public sector service delivery; - sustainably maintain best value as the telecoms market, technology and requirements develop over the life of the contract either by sub-letting short term contracts to a number of network providers or through an alternative equivalent arrangement; - maintain and implement operational procedures and standards to fulfil and satisfy the demands of the public sector and in response to public sector policy demands, including adherence to relevant UK Government PSN standards; - evaluate and trial new networking technology for the life of the contract and maintain services in line with evolving business needs and technical opportunities, exploiting relevant opportunities to maximise value from the network infrastructure; - provide technical, commercial, migration, training, support and other associated services; - work alongside staff from the public sector who will provide specialist business and procedural expertise. The Contracting Authority is seeking expressions of interest from integrators with a track record in providing integrated network solutions as well as telecommunications providers. Telecommunications providers will need to demonstrate interworking with other telecommunications providers to deliver a blended, best value, solution to all locations. Further detail is included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available from bravosolutions etendring portal until the date specified in Section IV.3.4. The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on: Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7060 0480 Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
C005 2013 14
Delivery Locations
The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
no
National or federal agency/Office
no
Regional or local Authority
no
Regional or local Agency/Office
no
Body governed by public law
yes
European Institution/Agency or International Organisation
no
General public services
yes
Defence
no
Public order and safety
yes
Environment
yes
Economic and financial affairs
yes
Health
yes
Housing and community amenities
yes
Social protection
yes
Recreation, culture and religion
yes
Education
yes

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