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Public Access WiFi Service.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1JB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1416186400
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1416187050
NUTS code: UKM35

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00400

I.1)Name and addresses
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1JB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1416186400
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1416187050
NUTS code: UKM35

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00400

I.1)Name and addresses
University of the West of Scotland
High Street
Paisley
PA1 2BE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1418483647
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1418483111
NUTS code: UKM34

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.uws.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00473

I.1)Name and addresses
West College Scotland
Renfrew Road
Paisley
PA3 4DR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3006006060
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM35

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00465

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Procurement Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 84 Castle Street
Glasgow
G4 0SF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412115599
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1418001994
NUTS code: UKM34

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10722

I.1)Name and addresses
Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd
Renfrewshire House, 5th Floor, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1416187390
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM35

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.renfrewshireleisure.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA23182

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
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:

Public Access WiFi.

Reference number: RC-FA-130-16
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32412110
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Public Access WiFi Service.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72411000
72400000
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM35
Main site or place of performance:

Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Renfrewshire Council has a requirement for a secure access Public WiFi platform to be provided within Key outdoor areas within Renfrewshire. In addition, a number of Council public buildings are in scope for public Wi-Fi provision including buildings that already have a public Wi-Fi service and new buildings to be enabled with the secure access platform.

This requirement will also meet many aspects of the Renfrewshire Council Digital Strategy, which entails the vision ‘In a Digital Renfrewshire we will make sure that everybody has the opportunity to reach their digital potential and maximise the wider economic, educational, health, social and cultural benefits for all. ’ and underpins Digital Participation as the Driver. Furthermore the Digital Strategy is underpinned by The Digital Participation Plan (2016). The plan was developed in partnership with over 40 different representatives from the public, private and third sector, and local academic institutions. Engage Renfrewshire our Third Sector Interface has been a key partner and supporter of the digital agenda. Other main drivers for this strategy are listed below -:

The primary objective of this Framework and resultant Contract therein is to have the necessary hardware and services procured and in place by early February 2017 to March 2017 at the latest (with the primary focus of the first stage of implementation being Paisley), to provide various areas within the Renfrewshire Council boundary area (Renfrewshire) with a public access WiFi platform for seamless connection to the web and various services therein, namely as set out below in the specifically noted areas within Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone.

The procurement process and output for this requirement will include for the inclusion of various partner organisations, namely Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd, The University of West of Scotland, West College Scotland & NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (within the Paisley Area) being able to utilise the framework for their own requirements and thus allow for a seamless provision across all areas. This Specification has been prepared by the Renfrewshire Council with assistance from Farrpoint Limited and input from the Partners listed below. Tenderers are to note that Farrpoint Limited will assist Renfrewshire Council and the Partners in evaluation of Tenders.

In terms of overall user experience, the Council would ultimately like the service to:

- Offer some level of free access for end-users at the point of use, ideally permanently free;

- Offer good speeds within the core coverage areas;

- Offer a simple one-time registration mechanism.

In addition to providing access to the internet, the Council would like the platform to facilitate access to local information and enable low cost advertising for local businesses to provide a form of revenue generation.

The Council is willing to invest capital funding into the project and has secured some funding from Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) for indoor public Wi-Fi provision in 19 buildings. This will be in relation to the installation of hardware only; the on-going revenue cost will be factored into and included within the core budget. These building would also be treated as a priority within the project as there are restrictive timescales around the funds provided.

The Council would like this wireless service to have the ability to extend into additional premises as required in order to provide a seamless experience for end-users over an extended geographic footprint.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60 %
Price - Weighting: 40 %
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Information on the options is contained within section 3.10.6 of the Framework Agreement Specification document.

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

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 and any of the situations referred to in regulation 8 and 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 181-324777
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

Contract No: RC-FA-130-16
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/02/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Boston Networks Limited
Titanium 1, King's Inch Place, Braehead
Glasgow
PA4 8WF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1418922001
NUTS code: UK
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Please refer to the three word documents uploaded within the PCS-T System supplier attachment area :-

Contract Notice:- Request for Documentation

Contract Notice:- Technical & Professional Ability

Contract Notice:- Technical Envelope & Criteria

Tenderers are required to submit S7 Declaration as part of their tender submission. The document is attached within the PCS-T ITT document, commercial envelope.

(SC Ref:485560).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1JB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1416186400
Fax: +44 1416187050

Internet address:http://www.renfrewshire.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:
07/03/2017