BCP Council require a cabling company to carry out installations and repairs to the structured cabling on its current properties and any future properties that might be acquired. Properties vary in size and type, from Bournemouth Town Hall, part of which is a Grade 2 Listed Building that can house 2,500 people, to sites that have only two employees. Support will also be required to cover Poole Town fibre network, which is largely installed in highways.
The Council reserves the rights to add or remove sites to be serviced throughout the term of the contract and all structured cabling needs must be met by the company.
This contract will be a call-off contract based on a schedule of rates and a mark-up to be applied on the cost of materials to be used. For each new requirement, the Council will require the Supplier to attend and survey the site(s) and provide quotes for each job within 10 working days of the request.
The Supplier will be required to supply all equipment for installing and repairing structured cabling to industry standards for BCP Council supported sites and offices, this will include but is not limited to:
network cabinets of various sizes including sound proofing when required;
wall/ceiling/floor mounted patch points;
copper cabling: Cat 5e and Cat 6, also the ability to provide Cat 6A, 7, 7A and 8;
fibre Cabling: Multimode OM1 OM 2 OM 3 OM 4;
fibre Cabling: Single Mode Cabling OS1 and OS 2, for internal and external use;
surveying sites for structured cabling and Wi-Fi installation;
designing cable layouts for sites;
providing free of charge quotes for works;
use of diagnosis equipment to check cabling and cabling faults;
and providing high quality and fit for purpose cables.
It is intended that the contract will start on 1 February 2022. The contract will be for an initial period of three years with the option to extend annually for a further two years (3+1+1). Therefore, if all extensions were taken the total length of the contract would be for five years.
A notice was sent to the Find a Tender Service (FTS) regarding this opportunity on 22/11/2021.
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