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Title: ECHO Framework Agreement — Information and Telecommunications Services
Published by: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Publication Date: 07/08/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

The services made available under the framework agreement included:

1) application services,

2) network services, and

3) lifecycle services.

The services are delivered globally, include operation and management of legacy services, covering a range of UK Government security impact levels.

All services are required to align and support the current and future government standards, and include but are not limited to:

1) application services: the provision of a range of voice and other application services on a global basis, which are anticipated to include, but are not limited to:

— voice,

— video,

— instant messaging,

— mail,

— unified communications,

— data transfer,

— collaborative working and knowledge sharing,

— training,

— hosting,

— rapid deployment, and

— any other application services including those required for any part of the service lifecycle;

2) network services: the provision of network connectivity and other network services on a global basis and separated as required from other echo and non-echo services, including but not limited to:

— managed network,

— LAN,

— internet access,

— PSTN access,

— network access,

— remote access, and

— any other network and network related services including those required for any part of the service lifecycle and as they evolve in response to evolution in technology;

3) lifecycle services: the provision of lifecycle services on a global basis. Aspects of the service lifecycle covered include, but are not limited to:

— service portfolio evolution,

— project management,

— design, development and testing,

— implementation,

— training,

— enterprise integration,

— operational integration,

— exit,

— security,

— service management,

— sustainability,

— disaster recovery,

— logistics,

— moves, adds, deletion and changes, and

— management Information and Billing.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

London

SW1A 2AH

UK

E-mail: Craig.Wormleighton@fco.gov.uk

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office

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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

ECHO Framework Agreement — Information and Telecommunications Services

II.1.2) Main CPV code

64200000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The contracting authority on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) and the British Council (BC) (collectively the ‘Partners’) awarded the ECHO framework agreement for information and telecommunications services in September 2010.

The framework agreement included the replacement of the current FCO telecommunications network (FTN) contract and a number of related, primarily overseas, communications contracts and services.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 55 095 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

64200000

72224000

32421000

72315100

32422000

72226000

72250000

72315000

72318000

32551500

32344110

32412000

72223000

72225000

32418000

32552100

32221000

32000000

45232332

45314000

45314310

32561000

32581100

64216200

64227000

32571000

32573000

32580000

64216120

32572000

50333000

50334100

50334110

64214400

45314200

32560000

32584000

32427000

32413100

50312320

50332000

32233000

32413000

32416000

32424000

32510000

32520000

32550000

32551000

32530000

50312310

50331000

50334400

32400000

72320000

32524000

32412120

72251000

32551400

32552000

32425000

32415000

32344260

64214100

72315200

45314300

50312300

64210000

64211000

32230000

32342440

32342450

64220000

64222000

32570000

32531000

64224000

32420000

32232000

64214000

64216100

32416100

32412100

64213000

32428000

45312300

32429000

50315000

32523000

64216110

72222000

32423000

32522000

50330000

31350000

32344250

32410000

32412110

32500000

32430000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services made available under the framework agreement included:

1) application services,

2) network services, and

3) lifecycle services.

The services are delivered globally, include operation and management of legacy services, covering a range of UK Government security impact levels.

All services are required to align and support the current and future government standards, and include but are not limited to:

1) application services: the provision of a range of voice and other application services on a global basis, which are anticipated to include, but are not limited to:

— voice,

— video,

— instant messaging,

— mail,

— unified communications,

— data transfer,

— collaborative working and knowledge sharing,

— training,

— hosting,

— rapid deployment, and

— any other application services including those required for any part of the service lifecycle;

2) network services: the provision of network connectivity and other network services on a global basis and separated as required from other echo and non-echo services, including but not limited to:

— managed network,

— LAN,

— internet access,

— PSTN access,

— network access,

— remote access, and

— any other network and network related services including those required for any part of the service lifecycle and as they evolve in response to evolution in technology;

3) lifecycle services: the provision of lifecycle services on a global basis. Aspects of the service lifecycle covered include, but are not limited to:

— service portfolio evolution,

— project management,

— design, development and testing,

— implementation,

— training,

— enterprise integration,

— operational integration,

— exit,

— security,

— service management,

— sustainability,

— disaster recovery,

— logistics,

— moves, adds, deletion and changes, and

— management Information and Billing.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive

Explanation:

The Partners are in the process of re-procuring their telecommunications requirements through the procurement of a network services integrator (‘NSI’) and the establishment of a Dynamic Purchasing System (‘DPS’). The NSI contract notice reference is 2020/S 106-258337 and the DPS prior information notice reference is 2020/S 141-348181.

The modifications to the call-off contracts under the ECHO framework agreement are necessary, as it is significantly likely that there would be numerous difficulties with putting in place an interim contract before the re-procurement of the services is complete. Any interim contract would require both a transition period and exit period, which is significantly likely to cause great inconvenience, duplication of transition costs, be disproportionately expensive and may cause technical and interoperability issues to a core Government service.

The modifications do not exceed 50 % of the original value.

The Partners are therefore justified in amending the ECHO framework agreement and call-off contracts under Regulation 72(1)(b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The amendment is subject to Cabinet Office and H M Treasury approvals.

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: CR4552

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

03/08/2020

V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Vodafone UK Ltd

The Connection

Newbury

RG14 2FN

UK

NUTS: UKI

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Total value of the concession/lot: 281 912 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Cable ad Wireless U.K was acquired by Vodafone UK Ltd in April 2012. As such, Vodafone UK Ltd became the contractor under the ECHO framework agreement.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

London

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any review proceedings will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘PCR 2015’). Any review proceedings must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/08/2020


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
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Main Contact: Craig.Wormleighton@fco.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
45232332Ancillary works for telecommunicationsAncillary works for pipelines and cables
45312300Antenna installation workAlarm system and antenna installation work
64214400Communication land-line rentalDedicated-business telephone network services
32572000Communications cableCommunications equipment
32573000Communications control systemCommunications equipment
32570000Communications equipmentTelecommunications equipment and supplies
32571000Communications infrastructureCommunications equipment
32412000Communications networkLocal area network
50334400Communications system maintenance servicesRepair and maintenance services of line telephony and line telegraphy equipment
32580000Data equipmentTelecommunications equipment and supplies
72315000Data network management and support servicesData-processing services
72315200Data network management servicesData network management and support services
72315100Data network support servicesData network management and support services
72318000Data transmission servicesData-processing services
72320000Database servicesData services
32584000Data-bearing mediaData equipment
32581100Data-transmission cableData-communications equipment
64214000Dedicated-business telephone network servicesTelephone and data transmission services
72251000Disaster recovery servicesSystem and support services
31350000Electric conductors for data and control purposesInsulated wire and cable
32552000Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphyTelephone equipment
64216110Electronic data exchange servicesElectronic message and information services
64216200Electronic information servicesElectronic message and information services
64216120Electronic mail servicesElectronic message and information services
64216100Electronic message servicesElectronic message and information services
32415000Ethernet networkLocal area network
32561000Fibre-optic connectionsFibre-optic materials
32560000Fibre-optic materialsTelecommunications equipment and supplies
72222000Information systems or technology strategic review and planning servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
72223000Information technology requirements review servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
45314300Installation of cable infrastructureInstallation of telecommunications equipment
45314310Installation of cable layingInstallation of telecommunications equipment
45314000Installation of telecommunications equipmentElectrical installation work
45314200Installation of telephone linesInstallation of telecommunications equipment
32413000Integrated networkLocal area network
64227000Integrated telecommunications servicesTelecommunication services except telephone and data transmission services
32412110Internet networkCommunications network
32412120Intranet networkCommunications network
32416000ISDN networkLocal area network
32416100ISDX networkISDN network
32410000Local area networkNetworks
50312300Maintenance and repair of data network equipmentMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312310Maintenance of data network equipmentMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50333000Maintenance services of radio-communications equipmentMaintenance services of telecommunications equipment
50330000Maintenance services of telecommunications equipmentRepair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment
32421000Network cablingNetwork equipment
32422000Network componentsNetwork equipment
32420000Network equipmentNetworks
32423000Network hubsNetwork equipment
32424000Network infrastructureNetwork equipment
32425000Network operating systemNetwork equipment
32413100Network routersIntegrated network
32427000Network systemNetwork equipment
32428000Network upgradeNetwork equipment
32400000NetworksRadio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
72224000Project management consultancy servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
64211000Public-telephone servicesTelephone and data transmission services
32344260Radio and multiplex equipmentReception apparatus for radiotelephony or radiotelegraphy
32221000Radio beaconsTelevision transmission apparatus without reception apparatus
32344250Radio installationsReception apparatus for radiotelephony or radiotelegraphy
32418000Radio networkLocal area network
32230000Radio transmission apparatus with reception apparatusTransmission apparatus for radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, radio broadcasting and television
32000000Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipmentTechnology and Equipment
32233000Radio-frequency booster stationsRadio transmission apparatus with reception apparatus
50334100Repair and maintenance services of line telephony equipmentRepair and maintenance services of line telephony and line telegraphy equipment
50331000Repair and maintenance services of telecommunications linesMaintenance services of telecommunications equipment
50315000Repair and maintenance services of telephone-answering machinesMaintenance and repair of office machinery
50312320Repair of data network equipmentMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
64214100Satellite circuit rental servicesDedicated-business telephone network services
32531000Satellite communications equipmentSatellite-related communications equipment
32530000Satellite-related communications equipmentTelecommunications equipment and supplies
64213000Shared-business telephone network servicesTelephone and data transmission services
72250000System and support servicesSoftware programming and consultancy services
72225000System quality assurance assessment and review servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
72226000System software acceptance testing consultancy servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
64220000Telecommunication services except telephone and data transmission servicesTelecommunications services
32520000Telecommunications cable and equipmentTelecommunications equipment and supplies
32522000Telecommunications equipmentTelecommunications cable and equipment
32500000Telecommunications equipment and suppliesRadio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
32523000Telecommunications facilitiesTelecommunications cable and equipment
32412100Telecommunications networkCommunications network
64200000Telecommunications servicesPostal and telecommunications services
32524000Telecommunications systemTelecommunications cable and equipment
50332000Telecommunications-infrastructure maintenance servicesMaintenance services of telecommunications equipment
64224000Teleconferencing servicesTelecommunication services except telephone and data transmission services
64210000Telephone and data transmission servicesTelecommunications services
32551500Telephone cablesTelephone cables and associated equipment
32551000Telephone cables and associated equipmentTelephone equipment
32550000Telephone equipmentTelecommunications equipment and supplies
32551400Telephone networkTelephone cables and associated equipment
32429000Telephone network equipmentNetwork equipment
50334110Telephone network maintenance servicesRepair and maintenance services of line telephony and line telegraphy equipment
32552100Telephone setsElectrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy
64222000Teleworking servicesTelecommunication services except telephone and data transmission services
32232000Video-conferencing equipmentRadio transmission apparatus with reception apparatus
32342450Voice recordersLoudspeakers
32344110Voice-logging systemReception apparatus for radiotelephony or radiotelegraphy
32342440Voice-mail systemLoudspeakers
32430000Wide area networkNetworks
32510000Wireless telecommunications systemTelecommunications equipment and supplies

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