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UK-Colchester: Network infrastructure.


Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Colchester Borough Council
Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7976794358, Email: procurement@colchester.gov.uk
Contact: Matt Howe
Main Address: www.colchester.gov.uk
NUTS Code: UKH3
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

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 - 1
II.1.1) Title: Local Full Fibre Network Fund (LFFN) Wave 3 Network Construction Works
Reference number: 0192
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
32424000 - Network infrastructure.
II.1.3) Type of contract: WORKS
II.1.4) Short description:
Colchester Borough Council has been successful in bidding for Government funding under the DCMS-led Local Full Fibre Network Fund (LFFN). These funds will be used to create new gigabit-enabling fibre communications networks in a number of key locations within the Borough of Colchester. Full details of Colchester's actual requirements will be detailed within the scope of works of the separate Lots, with further detail provided within the tender documents.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 3,500,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: Yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:
Lot 1 only
Lot 2 only
Lot 3 only
Lots 1 & 2
Lots 1 & 3
Lots 2 & 3
Lots 1, 2 & 3

II.2) Lot Description : 1
II.2.1) Title: Densification and enlargement of existing town centre fibre infrastructure
Lot Number: 1
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
32424000 - Network infrastructure.
32427000 - Network system.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKH3 - Essex
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
To deliver a GPON and Active Ethernet data transmission layer for the provision of broadband and other digital services requiring high bitrate transmission. This densification will be achieved by the repurposing and modernisation of multiple, Council-owned CCTV, duct, chamber and other physical assets, as well as the creation of a number of new nodes and future handover/connection points. The purpose of the densification of the town centre network is to significantly reduce the distance between existing network termination points (primary and secondary access nodes ┐ PANs/SANs) and therefore the costs and logistical difficulties of making the ┐final drop┐ connection between a PAN/SAN and the end customer.
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 2
II.2.1) Title: Deployment of a GPON and Active Ethernet data transmission layer (network) across the Northern Gateway
Lot Number: 2
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
32424000 - Network infrastructure.
32427000 - Network system.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKH3 - Essex
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
The Council┐s flagship mixed-use development zone located around J28 of the A12. Working in conjunction with the Council┐s housebuilding and district heat centre operator, the Contractor will build a network showcasing the cost-effective deployment of fibre assets alongside other utilities and the aim of making fibre present at every new business and residential property built by the Council.
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 3
II.2.1) Title: Construction of a metronet linking the Northern Gateway network with the town centre and providing for powered street cabinets
Lot Number: 3
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
32424000 - Network infrastructure.
32427000 - Network system.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKH3 - Essex
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Facilitating the future deployment of the local layer for the provision of ultrafast connectivity to a number of key residential and business clusters in urban Colchester. The contractor will demonstrate efficient management of a large physical network build in a busy urban environment with all due regard to any requirements imposed by the Highways authority in the context of the NRSWA 1991
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.3) Estimated Date of publication
18/11/2019


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
Please note that this notice is for information only and the actual tender exercise is still subject to final funding approval.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=442595365
GO-20191029-PRO-15524060 TKR-20191029-PRO-15524059

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 29/10/2019



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