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Department of Finance, Services and Innovation / ITS 2573 - Operational Telecommunications Equipment, Infrastructure and Services - SCM0053

Scheme ID SCM0053
Starts 1-May-2013
Ends 30-Apr-2022
RFT Publish Date 25-Sep-2014
RFT Close Date & Time
28-Feb-2022 12:00am
ABN Required Yes
 
RFT Type Scheme Invitation
Agency ICT & Digital Government
Category Telecommunications

Contact Person
Jackie Giles
Phone: 02 9372 8720
ITS2573@finance.nsw.gov.au

Scheme Details

ITS 2573 - Operational Telecommunications Equipment, Infrastructure and Services has been optimised to deliver improved value and efficiency in the procurement of radio communications equipment and services across all government agencies

The optimised ITS 2573 panel contains three categories: telecommunications equipment, telecommunications services and telecommunications infrastructure. Each of these has a number of related subcategories.

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The information displayed below is a read-only version of the application process. Please review and, when ready to apply for the scheme, click the Start application button above.

Vendor Instruction

You need to answer all the questions in this online application and provide the information we request so we can assess your application.

If you don’t supply the information we need, we will not be able to assess your application properly or quickly.

*It is recommended that the applicant submit the application from a generic/ proxy email address (such as tenders@###.com) that the relevant people in your organisation will have access to. Tendering opportunities will typically be sent to the email address that submitted the application.

** Any supplier admitted to the Scheme is obligated to provide ITS 2573 Supplier Reporting by the 10th calendar day of the first month in each quarter and must include all the relevant information for each engagement. Failure to do so may result in removal from the Scheme.


Prequalification Types

Registered Suppliers

Applications must be supported with:

- Appropriate referee reports;

- Compliance with the Scheme Rules and Agreements;

- Relevant insurances;

- Other accreditations and requirements as specified within the application.

Prequalified Suppliers

Applications must be supported with:

- Appropriate referee reports;

- Compliance with the Scheme Rules and Agreements;

- Relevant insurances;

- Proof of the applicant's revenue and ability to adequately complete higher value contracts;

- Other accreditations and requirements as specified within the application.


Documents

Terms and Conditions

Capabilities

The Applicant must identify its areas of substantial expertise by nominating the categories in which it is seeking prequalification.

Equipment
  • A. Link Equipment
    Backhaul link equipment, including: Antennas, feeders, protection (e.g. vermin proofing, earthing), cable management (but not cable trays) equipment. NTU & network multiplexing, routers, switching and IT Infrastructure equipment.
  • A. Network Equipment
    Radio and data base stations, including: multicoupling and combiners, related IP equipment and controlling equipment.
  • A. Power Equipment
    Batteries, rectifiers, inverters, power management systems which support Category A & B equipment.
  • A. Terminal Equipment
    Handheld, vehicle mounted and desk mounted radios, pagers, data devices, modems, data collection equipment, smartphones, dispatch equipment. Equipment used to support terminal equipment such as in-car mounts, handheld microphones, device coding keys, power connection cables, device battery charging units and spare batteries.
Infrastructure
  • B. Ancillary Tower infrastructure
    Mounting hardware (face mount, offset, antenna support), cable trays, straps, antenna head frames, tower lighting and lightening protection and tower footings.
  • B. Communications Buildings
    On and off site constructed cabins, huts, shelters and outdoor cabinets. Portable and temporary structures including trailors, specialised vehicles and drop down and pick up cabins. Please note that in supplying this infrastructure respondents should be capable of providing ancillary equipment such as Alarm monitoring & management, miscellaneous cabling, air conditioning, ventilation, miscellaneous electrical, fire extinguishers, WHS/OHS, portable generators.
  • B. Fibre Infrastructure
    All fibre components upto the site termination point, including; Fibre cabling, WDM equipment, splicing, termination and interconnection equipment, fibre testing and monitoring equipment. Specialised fibre network multiplexing, routers and switching equipment not included in Category A.
  • B. Poles/Towers
    Radio antenna supporting structures, including; Towers, guyed masts, poles, roof top structures (e.g. Jumbo Rails)
  • B. Security/Safety Systems and devices
    Alarm systems, security coded and keyed entry systems, DC ventilation systems, fire protection system and extinguishers, first aid kits and fire blankets.
Services
  • C. Construction Services
    Equipment (A) and Infrastructure (B) construction services, including; Rigging, installation, welding, cranes, concreting, fibre ploughing, transportation, deconstruction and disposal services.
  • C. Design Services (Including IT architecture)
    Permits, DAs, Environmental Impact Assessment, documentation, site surveys, structural and geotech assessments, surveyor, spectrum design, radio coverage plot/verification and prediction services.
  • C. Maintenance Services
    Equipment and Infrastructure maintenance (regular and emergency/restoration), deployment of temporary sites; including RF and structural rectification works.
  • C. Project Management Services
    Project management, capacity management, asset management and capitalisation, site acceptance and network deployment
  • C. Strategic Telco Services
    Strategic, technical, commercial planning and advice services which will also include all of the Equipment (A), Infrastructure (B) and Services (C ) categories.

Registered Suppliers Questionnaire

The Applicant must answer the following questions based on the prequalification type they are applying for

Company Profile: Experience, capacity, accreditations & service level

Referee Reports *

Please provide a minimum of 3 referee reports. If applying for multiple subcategories you must have at least one referee report for each subcategory in your application.

If you apply for a subcategory and it is not substantiated by a referee report you may not be approved for that subcategory.

* Referee reports must be on the template provided.

Referee report template

Response Type: Upload
Relevant accreditations *

Please provide details of your company's quality assurance accreditations and systems.

Please zip files together if uploading more than 1.

Response Type: Upload

Financial data and relevant transactions

Radio Telecommunications sales for 2013 & 2014. *

Please upload your top 3 purchase order transactions (include NSW Government Agency sales if applicable).

Please upload as one zip folder.

Response Type: Upload
Annual Revenue in Australia and NSW *

Please provide evidence of your organisation's revenue for the years ending 2013 & 2014.

Please upload as one zip folder.

Response Type: Upload

Insurances

Public Liability Insurance *

Please upload a copy of current certificate of currency for Public Liability Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date.


Suppliers must have at least $10M coverage (any one claim) for Public Liability insurance.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Product Liability Insurances *

Please upload a copy of current certificate of currency for Product Liability Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Professional Indemnity Insurance *

Please upload a copy of current certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date.


Suppliers must have at least $5M coverage (any one claim) for Professional Indemnity insurance.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Workers Compensation Insurance *

All applicants (except exempt employers) must upload the copy of current certificate of currency from agents appointed by NSW WorkCover and provide the insurance expiry date. The insurance policy must comply with Workers Compensation legislation in NSW. Applicants who are exempt employers must upload an appropriate document indicating that they are not required to take out an insurance policy.

Response Type: Upload & Date

Legal

Master Supply Agreement (Short form) for ITS 2573 *

Master Supply (Short Form) Agreement

All suppliers seeking admission to the Registered Supplier list must use the Master Supply Agreement (Short form) for ITS 257 (Scheme Rules and Agreements clause 11.1).  

Please confirm you have read and agree to the conditions of contract for the Master Supply Agreement (Short form) for ITS 257 (see the attached document).  

Legal Proceedings *

Are you or any of your directors or close associates currently, or have you, or have your directors or close associates been at any time within the last five years, the subject of any or any pending Legal Proceedings?

If yes, please provide thorough detail.

Response Type: Free Text

Prequalified Suppliers Questionnaire

The Applicant must answer the following questions based on the prequalification type they are applying for

Company Profile: Experience, capacity, accreditations & service level

Referee Reports *

Please provide a minimum of 3 referee reports. If applying for multiple subcategories you must have at least one referee report for each subcategory in your application.

If you apply for a subcategory and it is not substantiated by a referee report you may not be approved for that subcategory.

* Referee reports must be on the template provided.

Referee report template

Response Type: Upload
Relevant accreditations *

Please provide details of your company's quality assurance accreditations and systems.

Please zip files together if uploading more than 1.

Response Type: Upload
Service levels *

Please complete and upload the template provided detailing your service levels.

Service level template

Response Type: Upload
Environmental Management Systems accreditation *

As a supplier do you have EMS (Environmental Management Systems) or ISO 14000 accreditation?

Environmental Management Systems accreditation

If so, please attach your accreditation to your proposal. If not, please provide a brief description of your Environmental Management Processes.

Response Type: Upload

Financial data and relevant transactions

Radio Telecommunications sales for 2013 & 2014. *

Suppliers seeking Prequalified Supplier status must be able to:

- demonstrate revenue in excess of $1M per annum;

- Provide three purchase order references that exceed $450K total (i.e. $150K each).

Please upload your top 3 purchase order transactions (include NSW Government Agency sales if applicable).

Please upload as one zip folder.

Response Type: Upload
Annual Revenue in Australia and NSW *

Please provide evidence of your organisation's revenue for the years ending 2013 & 2014.

Please upload as one zip folder.

Response Type: Upload
Warranties *

Tenderers are required to provide a minimum 12 month warranty in respect of the Goods/Services offered.

Warranties

Please provide details for any extended warranties over and above the minimum 12 month warranty.

Response Type: Free Text
Returns/ replacement process *

Please detail your process for handling equipment found to be Dead on Arrival and detail your return/replacement process.

Response Type: Free Text

Rates

Rebate structure, discounts and daily rate card for services *

Please complete and upload the attached template.

Rates Template

Response Type: Upload

Category C Services

Safe work procedures

If you are applying for Construction, Project Management, and/or Maintenance Services under Category C (Services), you are required to develop Safe Work Procedures for each engagement under the Panel. The Safe Work Procedures must include as a minimum:


(a) procedures that are relevant to the Tenderer’s operations;
(b) a description of the tasks and associated hazards;
(c) all precautions to be undertaken to protect health and safety;
(d) control measures and methods to minimise health and safety risks;
(e) reference to health and safety legislation, codes or standards applicable to the work; and if requested, obtaining Safe Work Method Statements from Sub-Contractors 7 days before commencement of the Agreement.


Please attach a recent Safe Work Procedure to your proposal, or provide a brief summary of your Safe Work Procedures.

Response Type: Upload
Key personnel

If you are applying for any of the Services (C) categories, please complete and upload the attached template.

Key personnel template

Response Type: Upload

Insurances

Public Liability Insurance *

Please upload a copy of current certificate of currency for Public Liability Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date.

Suppliers must have at least $10M coverage (any one claim) for Public Liability insurance.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Product Liability Insurances *

Please upload a copy of current certificate of currency for Product Liability Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Professional Indemnity Insurance *

Please upload a copy of current certificate of currency for Professional Indemnity Insurance and provide the insurance expiry date.


Suppliers must have at least $5M coverage (any one claim) for Professional Indemnity insurance.

Response Type: Upload & Date
Workers Compensation Insurance *

All applicants (except exempt employers) must upload the copy of current certificate of currency from agents appointed by NSW WorkCover and provide the insurance expiry date. The insurance policy must comply with Workers Compensation legislation in NSW.
Applicants who are exempt employers must upload an appropriate document indicating that they are not required to take out an insurance policy.

Response Type: Upload & Date

Legal

Master Supply Agreement for ITS 2573 *

Master Supply Agreement

All suppliers seeking admission to the Prequalified Supplier list must use the Master Supply Agreement for ITS 2573 (Scheme Rules and Agreements clause 11.1).  

Please confirm you have read and agree to the conditions of contract for the Master Supply Agreement for ITS 2573 (see the attached document).

Legal Proceedings *

Are you or any of your directors or close associates currently, or have you, or have your directors or close associates been at any time within the last five years, the subject of any or any pending Legal Proceedings?

If yes, please provide thorough detail.

Response Type: Free Text

Amendment History

  1. 4-Mar-2014 9:08am

    Updated contact details for Scheme Manager

  2. 25-Sep-2014 9:17am

    The ITS 2573 - Operational Telecommunications Equipment, Infrastructure and Services Scheme is now permanently open on an ongoing basis to new applications and current approved suppliers wishing to increase their capability offering.

  3. 3-Feb-2015 1:11pm

    extended expiry date as per current agreement

  4. 3-Feb-2015 1:17pm

    updated dates as per current contract expiry details

  5. 24-Nov-2015 2:06pm

    extended RFT closing dates

  6. 18-Jul-2016 8:19am

    Updated definition for referee reports

  7. 18-Jul-2016 8:24am

    Updated definition for referee reports

  8. 1-Feb-2017 11:18pm

    Updated scheme expiry date and removed quetsion on Country Industries Preference Scheme (CIPS)

  9. 20-Feb-2017 4:01pm

    Extended Scheme's application closing date for new suppliers

  10. 24-Mar-2017 8:48am

    Scheme Manager contact details updated

  11. 1-Aug-2017 12:33pm

    Updated contact details

  12. 14-Dec-2017 8:31am

    Updated contact telephone number

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