Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: DCMS National Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service

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Notice Summary
Title: DCMS National Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: DCMS launched the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (“the Scheme”) on 27 March 2018 across all postcode areas in the UK. As part of the Scheme’s value for money controls, there is a requirement to conduct audits of certain completed installations to confirm that the installations are compliant with the terms of the Scheme. DCMS are seeking to appoint a Supplier to gather the specified information about certain broadband installations across the UK which have been funded (or part-funded) by the Scheme. Other programmes across the department requiring field force audits may be included during the contract period.
Published: 07/06/2018 18:12

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UK-LONDON: Auditing services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
             Floor 1, 100 Parliament Street, LONDON, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
             Email: commercial@culture.gov.uk
             Contact: Margaret Christensen
             Main Address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-digital-culture-media-sport
             NUTS Code: UK
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-LONDON:-Auditing-services./6DADRVATM2
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-title/6DADRVATM2 to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
      I.5) Main activity
            Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: DCMS National Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service       
      Reference Number: 101063
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      79212000 - Auditing services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: DCMS launched the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (“the Scheme”) on 27 March 2018 across all postcode areas in the UK. As part of the Scheme’s value for money controls, there is a requirement to conduct audits of certain completed installations to confirm that the installations are compliant with the terms of the Scheme.

DCMS are seeking to appoint a Supplier to gather the specified information about certain broadband installations across the UK which have been funded (or part-funded) by the Scheme. Other programmes across the department requiring field force audits may be included during the contract period.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 2,750,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      32522000 - Telecommunications equipment.
      32412000 - Communications network.
      32412100 - Telecommunications network.
      32400000 - Networks.
      35123000 - Site-identification equipment.
      32420000 - Network equipment.
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UK UNITED KINGDOM
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: DCMS Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service
      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents            
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: 2,750,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 36       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       Yes             
      Description of options: The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the Contract for a further 12 months.
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided       


Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
   III.1) Conditions for participation
      III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
      List and brief description of conditions:          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents    
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability    
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: Yes    

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   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: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 10/07/2018 Time: 12:00
            
      IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,       
      IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
         Duration in month(s): 3
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 10/07/2018
         Time: 12:00
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

Background: Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) Programme

Through Broadband Delivery UK's (BDUK's, part of DCMS) the LFFN Programme aims to stimulate commercial investment in full fibre networks across the whole of the UK landscape, including rural and urban locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, by demonstrating approaches that encourage additional private investment and by making sustainable commercial deployments viable.

The Contracting Authority considers that this Contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-LONDON:-Auditing-services./6DADRVATM2

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/6DADRVATM2
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Royal Courts of Justice
       LONDON, WC1A 2LL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
             Royal Courts of Justice
          LONDON, WC1A 2LL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 07/06/2018

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UK-LONDON: Auditing services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

   I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
       Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
       Floor 1, 100 Parliament Street, LONDON, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
       Email: commercial@culture.gov.uk
       Contact: Margaret Christensen
       Main Address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-digital-culture-media-sport
       NUTS Code: UK

   I.2) Joint procurement:
      The contract involves joint procurement: No          
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

   I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
      Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

   I.5) Main activity:
      Other activity: Other: Telecommunications

Section II: Object Of The Contract

   II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title: DCMS National Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service            
      Reference number: 101063

      II.1.2) Main CPV code:
         79212000 - Auditing services.


      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

      II.1.4) Short description: DCMS launched the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (“the Scheme”) on 27 March 2018 across all postcode areas in the UK. As part of the Scheme’s value for money controls, there is a requirement to conduct audits of certain completed installations to confirm that the installations are compliant with the terms of the Scheme.

DCMS are seeking to appoint a Supplier to gather the specified information about certain broadband installations across the UK which have been funded (or part-funded) by the Scheme. Other programmes across the department requiring field force audits may be included during the contract period.

      II.1.6) Information about lots
         This contract is divided into lots: No
            
      II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
          Value: 1,000,000
                  
         Currency:GBP            

   II.2) Description

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
            32522000 - Telecommunications equipment.
            32412000 - Communications network.
            32412100 - Telecommunications network.
            32400000 - Networks.
            35123000 - Site-identification equipment.
            32420000 - Network equipment.


      II.2.3) Place of performance
      Nuts code:
      UK - UNITED KINGDOM
   
      Main site or place of performance:
      UNITED KINGDOM
             

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement: DCMS Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service

      II.2.5) Award criteria:
       Not Provided

      II.2.11) Information about options
         Options: Yes
         Description of these options:The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the Contract for a further 12 months.

      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: Not Provided


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

   IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open


   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
      The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No       
      

   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
      An electronic auction has been used: No

   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
       Not Provided
   

   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: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

   Contract No: 101063    
   Lot Number: Not Provided    
   Title: DCMS National Vocucher Scheme Field Force Services

   A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


   V.2) Award of contract

      V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 10/08/2018

      V.2.2) Information about tenders
         Number of tenders received: 6
         Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided          
         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: 6

      V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No
         
         Contractor (No.1)
             Campbell & Kennedy Limited
             Unit 11 Telford Court 9 South Avenue, Clydebank Business Park, Clydebank, G81 2NR, United Kingdom
             NUTS Code: UK
            The contractor is an SME: Yes

      V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
         Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1,000,000          
         Total value of the contract/lot: 1,000,000
         Currency: GBP

      V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
         The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No
         
Section VI: Complementary information

   VI.3) Additional information: Background: Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) Programme
Through Broadband Delivery UK's (BDUK's, part of DCMS) the LFFN Programme aims to stimulate commercial investment in full fibre networks across the whole of the UK landscape, including rural and urban locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, by demonstrating approaches that encourage additional private investment and by making sustainable commercial deployments viable.
The Contracting Authority considers that this Contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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   VI.4) Procedures for review

      VI.4.1) Review body
          Royal Courts of Justice
          LONDON, WC1A 2LL, United Kingdom

      VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
          Royal Courts of Justice
          LONDON, WC1A 2LL, United Kingdom

      VI.4.3) Review procedure
         Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.

      VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
         Not Provided

   VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 05/09/2018