Global Networks Programme

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-003901
Publication date: 26 February 2021

F04: Periodic indicative notice – utilities

Periodic indicative notice only

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

NATIONAL GRID UK LIMITED

Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill

Warwick

CV34 6DA

Contact

Andy Wright

Email

andy.wright@nationalgrid.com

Telephone

+44 7832156146

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI - LONDON

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.nationalgrid.com

one.1) Name and addresses

NATIONAL GRID USA SERVICE COMPANY, INC.

Waltham

Email

andy.wright@nationalgrid.com

Telephone

+44 7832156146

Country

United States

NUTS code

00 - Other NUTS code

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.nationalgrid.com

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law

National Grid USA Service Company Inc

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.6) Main activity

Other activity

Electricity and Gas


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Global Networks Programme

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 32400000 - Networks
two.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

two.1.4) Short description

for provision of Network services across 5 Lots:

1) Fibre Supply & Maintenance - UK Only

2) Optel Managed Service - UK only

3) CNI Network Services - UK only

4) Enterprise Networks - Global UK & US

5) Networks Operations Center - Global UK & US

Note - Estimated Total Value across ALL Lots

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £450,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

This contract is divided into lots: yes

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: The final scope has yet to be fully approved, however the lots are due to be split into the following components:

1) Fibre Supply & Maintenance - UK Only

2) Optel Managed Service - UK only

3) CNI Network Services - UK only

4) Enterprise Networks - Global UK & US

5) Networks Operations Center - Global UK & US

Any future contract award could either be for all components, or any combination of the above.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Fibre Supply & Maintenance - UK Only

Lot No

1

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 32561000 - Fibre-optic connections
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - LONDON
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Fibre Supply & Maintenance - UK Only, to consist of:

UK based Fibre provision, support and Maintenance, with continued cyber and physical security enhancements.

Provision, repair, support and maintenance of fibre connections from National Grid operational locations. Opportunity to innovate for end to end replacement subject to Regulator outcome. Consists of Customer owned fibre network, and cross site connections includes 3rd party lines non-National grid fibre links (Dark & lit fibre), Fault detection monitoring.

UVDB Codes to be registered on Achilles:

1.4.1 Telecommunications Equipment & Accessories

2.1.11 IT Network Services (LAN/WAN/SAN)

2.1.13 Telecommunication Equipment Associated Services

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Optel Managed Service - UK only

Lot No

2

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 72700000 - Computer network services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - LONDON
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Optel Managed Service - UK only to consist of:

UK based Provision, support and maintenance, with continued cyber and physical security enhancements.

Protection, SCADA, Operational Telephony and Data Services for Electricity Transmission & System Operator across Customer owned Operational Telecommunications (OPTEL) network. Covers full technology replacement and ongoing maintenance, service, addition of new sites. Provision of a National Operation Centre for Faults, configuration, Accounting, performance and security for Operational Telephony and fibre services

UVDB Codes to be registered on Achilles:

1.4.1 Telecommunications Equipment & Accessories

1.4.28 Satellite Communications Equipment

1.4.99 Other Telecommunications Equipment

1.5.5 Network Equipment & Accessories

2.1.8 Telecommunication Network Services

2.1.11 IT Network Services (LAN/WAN/SAN)

2.1.13 Telecommunication Equipment Associated Services

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

CNI Network Services - UK only

Lot No

3

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 32412000 - Communications network
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - LONDON
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

CNI Network Services - UK only to consist of:

UK based support and maintenance, replacement as required and extensions, with continued cyber and physical security enhancements

Gas and Electric operationally critical services across all Control and Data centre sites, and remote connectivity to Field Gas sites.

UVDB Codes to be registered on Achilles:

1.4.1 Telecommunications Equipment & Accessories

1.4.6 SCADA & Telecontrol Equipment

1.4.9 Antennae/Aerial Masts

1.4.28 Satellite Communications Equipment

1.4.99 Other Telecommunications Equipment

1.5.5 Network Equipment & Accessories

2.1.8 Telecommunication Network Services

2.1.11 IT Network Services (LAN/WAN/SAN)

2.1.13 Telecommunication Equipment Associated Services

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Enterprise Networks - Global UK & US

Lot No

4

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 72700000 - Computer network services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - LONDON
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Enterprise Networks - Global UK & US to consist of:

Global (US & UK) provision, support and maintenance

MPLS Transport network, SDWAN, internet & Cloud access, Labour services for Field support, Hardware & infrastructure provision and maintenance, with continued cyber and physical security enhancements

UVDB Codes to be registered on Achilles:

1.4.1 Telecommunications Equipment & Accessories

1.4.99 Other Telecommunications Equipment

1.5.5 Network Equipment & Accessories

2.1.8 Telecommunication Network Services

2.1.11 IT Network Services (LAN/WAN/SAN)

2.1.13 Telecommunication Equipment Associated Services

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Networks Operations Center - Global UK & US

Lot No

5

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 32425000 - Network operating system
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKI - LONDON
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Networks Operations Center - Global UK & US to consist of:

Global (US & UK) provision, support and maintenance

To support Enterprise Networks in US and UK, and some critical operational sites in the US and UK, with continued cyber and physical security enhancements

UVDB Codes to be registered on Achilles:

1.4.1 Telecommunications Equipment & Accessories

1.4.99 Other Telecommunications Equipment

1.5.5 Network Equipment & Accessories

2.1.8 Telecommunication Network Services

2.1.11 IT Network Services (LAN/WAN/SAN)

2.7.6.4 Multi-Utility Network Management

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

29 March 2021


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date

26 March 2021

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English


Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Out of Scope - Operationally Critical Services in US

Achilles Registration:

Further to the enclosed PIN, please indicate your expression of interest and confirmation of registration of ALL UVDB codes for each Lot by emailing andy.wright@nationalgrid.com.

You must be registered against ALL UVDB Codes within each Lot in order to receive the Contract Notice and be invited to the Pre Qualification Stage at the end of March.

Please clearly state for each Lot your interest and current status, i.e.:

Lot 1

Interested? Yes/No

If Yes,

- Fully registered on Achilles against UVDB Codes? Yes/No

- Partially registered

- Not registered at all

Desta Wheeler from Achilles (Desta.Wheeler@achilles.com) can support any issues with completion of your registration process on Achilles ahead of the qualification event commencing before the end of March.