Monmouthshire County Council

Lorawan base station install and set up

Incomplete applications

4
Incomplete applications
4 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

6
Completed applications
5 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 1 March 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 8 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Install and support 3 lorawan base stations in Usk Monmouthshire. To advise on a range of sensors for a variety of use cases
Latest start date Wednesday 31 July 2019
Expected contract length One month, but support up to 2 years
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for Monmouthshire County Council
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Monmouthshire digital team
What the specialist will work on Supply and install, setup 3 lorawan base stations in Usk Monmouthshire

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Usk, Monmouthshire
Working arrangements Understand requirements for installation and future support
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Understand lpwan technologies and IoT sensing
  • Be able to support by private or open networks
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate experience in this field
  • Competitive pricing, even as a loss leader

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work with non digital clients
  • Willing to share knowledge of the technology
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

40%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

50%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Question
Can in the Authority confirm if an incumbent is currently in this role and if they will be invited to apply via DOS
There is no incumbent currently in this role.
2. Hi, do you have any maximum budget or budget range in place for this role? I am seeking indicative quotations around my post. As is mostly the case, if I state my budget then everybody aims as close to it as possible.
3. Would you like us to quote the rate exclusive of VAT or inclusive of VAT? Exclusive of VAT is fine
4. Hi, you have mentioned that you are looking for person to start work on 31st July 2019. We don't expect the person to stay available for the period between March-July, is it possible for the person to start working earlier than July? The project should be underway early August 2019. The 'person' is expected to be a business, and be available for the amount of time it is expected to achieve the desired outcomes.
5. Hi, is this role outside IR35 or inside IR35 guidelines? Inside IR35 guidelines
6. Can you confirm the IR35 status and rate for this position? an IR35 declaration would have to be completed before any contract award. The rate for the work is expected to be supplied as part of your tender
7. Can you confirm how much the specialist will work each week after the initial month. Will it be Ad-Hoc for two years or will there be enough work for it to be a full time contract for 2 years? We are looking for a specialist in the fields of IoT and LPWAN. We would expect this person/organisation to understand how much time would be required to set up the base stations, and to manage the network, either as a private network (preferred) or a public network. The ongoing is on an ad-hoc basis, as advise is sought on security, IoT selection while considering codes of practise around vulnerable individuals.