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Provision of Next Generation Broadband infrastructure and services to the Helmsdale and District community areas within the Strath of Kildonan and parts of Strath Halladale.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Helmsdale & District Development Trust
Helmsdale Community Centre, Dunrobin Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1431821141
NUTS code: UKM61

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: A company (SC420622) limited by guarantee with charitable status (SC 043078) bound by Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and the State Aid requirements contained in SA. 40720 (2016/N).
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: A local community body, established to address the out-with migration of people from a fragile rural community through regeneration and delivery of priorities identified by the community

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Strath Community Broadband.

Reference number: 9355567
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 Helmsdale and District community areas within the Strath of Kildonan and parts of Strath Halladale.

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: UKM61
Main site or place of performance:

Helmsdale, Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Helmsdale and District Development Trust a company limited by guarantee with charitable status (Company SC 420622, Charity Number SC 043078) established under the Companies Act 2006 and regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, working in partnership with Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), a Scottish Government initiative led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise wishes to identify a supplier procured under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, 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 the Helmsdale and District Development Trust.

This contract will not be divided into lots as this would make the execution of the contract excessively technically difficult.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: As per procurement 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: Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014 — 2020.
II.2.14)Additional information

Bidders may be excluded if in any of the situations referred to in reg. 58 of Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 Draft ITT documents are provided with the ESPD. Bidders Only need to complete the ESPD at this stage Bidders must complete the Code of Conduct and NDA ESPD Part II Sec D Q2D.1.1 should be completed as far as known ESPD Sec. A of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) - N/A.

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 032-057927
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
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 9355567
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 Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.

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: 504883).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
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: