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Preliminary Market Consultation for the Provision of an IP Telephony Solution.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
50 Stiles Way
BT41 2UB Antrim
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2894463113

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:
Preliminary Market Consultation for the Provision of an IP Telephony Solution.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This PIN is being published for the sole purpose of informing potential candidates of the Project and to facilitate Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council (ANBC) in carrying out a preliminary market consultation exercise.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 150 000 GBP


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

32552000, 51340000

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): no
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
VI.2)Additional information:
Please note this is a voluntary notice for information only. Interested parties are invited to participate in a preliminary market consultation exercise which is intended to obtain views from interested parties in relation to the provision of a new IP Telephony Solution. It is intended to use this information to assist the Council with the planning of the procurement. The procurement opportunity itself will be advertised and available by registering on eSourcingNI. Firms interested in submitting responses are invited to download the market consultation response document from:

Participants' views must be submitted before 12:00 Noon on Wednesday 23.8.2017. It should be noted by potential bidders that participation or non-participation in the preliminary market consultation exercise will not prejudice nor influence a bid in any way nor guarantee or influence pre- qualification for this project. Please note that the Council has issued this PIN purely as a notification to potential bidders that it is considering procuring this project and as a preliminary market consultation exercise.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: