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Provision of Next Generation Broadband infrastructure and services to the Balquhidder community area.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Balquhidder Community Broadband
Gardener's Cottage
FK19 8PB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1877384227
NUTS code: UKM27

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Community Interest Company bound by Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and State Aid requirements contained in SA. 40720 (2016/N)
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Community Interest Company established to provide superfast broadband infrastructure and services to the local community.

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Balquhidder Community Broadband.

Reference number: 93557394
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of Next Generation Broadband infrastructure and services to the Balquhidder community area.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM27
Main site or place of performance:

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Perthshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Balquhidder Community Broadband, a Community Interest Company (CIC) working in partnership with Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), a Scottish Government initiative led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Stirling Council wishes to identify a supplier who can provide a Next Generation Access (NGA) State Aid compliant (SA. 40720 (2016/N) infrastructure that will enable access to NGA services at greater than 30 Mbps to all premises in the project area (subject to any technical and funding constraints). The successful bidder will contract with Balquhidder Community Broadband CIC.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Documents / Weighting: 100
Price - Weighting: 0
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: yes
Identification of the project: Yes. Scottish Rural Development Programme funds via the Scottish Government Community Broadband Scotland initiative led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
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.

Bidders who fail to complete and return the Code of Conduct and Non-Disclosure Agreement detailed in II.2.9) will be excluded.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 008-011913
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: 93557394
A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
Other reasons (discontinuation of procedure)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Details of the European Commission approved UK 2016 National Broadband Scheme and associated guidance can be found here:

To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at:

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

All queries about this procurement must be made via the PCS messaging system.

The tender award criteria questions and weightings will be published in the Invitation to Tender. While it is intended that initial tenders will form the basis of subsequent negotiations, we reserve the possibility of awarding the contract on the basis of initial tenders without negotiation, which will be evaluated in accordance with the award criteria and scoring mechanism.

(SC Ref: 493462).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lochran
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463245245

Internet address:

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: