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Digital opportunities within Guildford Town Centre and the wider Borough.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Guildford Borough Council
For the attention of: Chris Burchell and Michael Snaith
GU2 4BE Guildford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7970659846
E-mail: Chris Burchell ; Michael Snaith

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Digital opportunities within Guildford Town Centre and the wider Borough.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
To assist Guildford Borough Council in identifying digital opportunities within Guildford Town Centre and the wider Borough, Guildford Borough Council is seeking to invite interested companies to participate in a soft market session which will be held at the offices of Guildford Borough Council in November 2016.
The purpose of this exercise will be for Guildford Borough Council to share with interested parties their current and future digital aspirations and to outline their proposed enabling role through the use of council owned assets including buildings, street furniture, rooftops and other related assets with a view to determining the following:
1. whether there is interest in the market to engage with the Guildford Borough Council
2. what opportunities would be of interest and how could you envisage these council owned assets supporting your commercial model and strategy
3. what potential commercial models would work for you
4. your preferred option of engagement with Guildford Borough Council
5. potential challenges and risks
Any interested parties should express their interest by e mail to the following address by 3.11.2016.
If you would like to see us to discuss this opportunity please write in no more than 1000 words describing your interest in the procurement, your past experience in the field and the points you would like to discuss.
Soft market testing is planned to take place in November 2016. Each party would have 2 hours with a common agenda and meeting will be held at a business location in Guildford.
If you are not seen please rest assured this will not disadvantage you in the forthcoming formal procurement. All parties which express an interest will receive feedback from the soft market testing event before the OJEU notice is published (marking the start of the formal procurement procedure).
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 2 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: