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Fife College required a Contract to allow the purchase and maintenance of network products and services for the College's local, wireless and wide area networks.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Fife College
Pittsburgh Road
KY11 8DY
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sharon Dewar
Telephone: +44 1383845116
NUTS code: UKM22

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Network Products and Services.

Reference number: FC-2016-0032
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Fife College required a Contract to allow the purchase and maintenance of network products and services for the College's local, wireless and wide area networks.

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: 700 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM22
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fife College required a Contract to allow the purchase and maintenance of network products and services for the College's local, wireless and wide area networks.

The purpose of this Contract was for the College to establish a best value, consistent method of purchasing and maintaining network products and relevant services. The network products were both hardware and software based. Such products included, but were not limited to, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Hyper-Converged Products, Wireless Controllers, Wireless Access Points, Network Virtual Appliances or Packaged Installers, Gateway Security, Network Access Control, Network Security, Logging and Reporting and Content Filtering etc. This also included relevant cloud-based or otherwise hosted network products and subscription services.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price - Weighting: 50
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 have been excluded from the competition if they were in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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)
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 237-431395
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: FC-2016-0032
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Ping Network Solutions
272 Bath Street
G2 4JR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7753625865
Fax: +44 1413541576
NUTS code: UKM22
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 700 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

ESPD Part IV Sections C-E were not applicable to this procurement exercise.

ESPD Part V was not applicable to this procurement exercise.

Award Criteria questions can be found in the ITT together with the weightings and evaluation criteria.

Fife College did not commit to letting a Contract for all or any of the requirements listed.

Fife College will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing interest in or tendering for this contract.

Any Contract awarded shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and both parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

As part of Fife College's responsibilities under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the College may be required to disclose information provided by you in relation to this requirement, to anyone who makes a request under the act.

Fife College provides no guarantee of the volume or value of business that will be procured from the Contract throughout its duration.

(SC Ref:486240).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Fife College
Pittsburgh Road
KY11 8DY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8442480115

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Fife College will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period after notification to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision.

The period allows unsuccessful suppliers to seek a debriefing from Fife College before the Contract is entered into and to provide an opportunity to seek to challenge the award decision before it is implemented.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: