Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
Telephone: +44 1463245245
NUTS code: UKM6
Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Digital Highlands and Islands Technical support.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The contract has now been awarded for the following service. Scottish Government's target is to deliver super-fast broadband to 100 % of premises by 2021. To support this activity in the Highlands and Islands, HIE is looking for specialist support for the next 3 years. This will include supporting the management of contracts which provide fibre broadband beyond commercial roll-out, as well as providing technical, commercial and procurement support for future projects.
It will also be responsible for overseeing the management of the Connected Communities network and its integration into the wider Scottish Government/ Digital Highlands and Islands Next Generation Access (NGA) initiatives.
It will also include the day to day management of a Field Support Services (FSS) ‘Technical Support’ supplier, contracted by HIE under a separate agreement to the Connected Communities network.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Highlands and Islands.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
These services will be delivered from May 2017 for a period of 3 years, unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract, with HIE having the option to extend for a further 1 year period. This contract was not divided into Lots since this would make the execution of the contract excessively technically difficult. The total value referred to in II.1.7) and V.2.4) is the estimated value over 4 years.
II.2.11)Information about options
HIE may require the supplier to provide additional services. Any such modification shall be in terms of Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Bidders will also be required to list, in so far as they are known, the subcontractors they propose to use.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
Section V: Award of contract
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
28 Rutland Square
Telephone: +44 1312026018
NUTS code: UK
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
Section VI: Complementary information
Question scoring methodology for Award criteria was:
0 — Unacceptable — Nil or inadequate response which fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
1 — Poor — Response is partially relevant but generally poor. It addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
2 — Acceptable — Response is relevant and acceptable. It addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
3 — Good — Response is relevant and good. It is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
4- Excellent — Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. It is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
(SC Ref: 490270).
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: