Published date: 1 February 2023

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 24 May 2023, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Local area network services - 72710000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£70,000,000 to £180,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

1 February 2023

Closing date

24 May 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

18 April 2024

Contract end date

16 April 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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The purpose of this Contract Notice is to inform the market of the opportunity for the provision of local area network (LAN) services.
The LAN services will securely connect the MoJ's devices within its circa 1000 sites to other networked devices and to the wide area network (WAN) service. The scope of the LAN services includes:
- Management of the MoJ's existing fixed LAN and wireless LAN infrastructure and any newly provisioned infrastructure as part of the Contract;
- Onboarding any existing standalone Wireless LAN infrastructure and integrate it with the fixed LAN as instructed by the MoJ;
- Deployment and maintenance of structured cabling and patching across the MoJ's sites; and
- Provision of call-off engineering services within the MoJ's local ICT rooms to support the delivery of the LAN Services.
The LAN service is categorised into two broad groups, the 'Soft LAN Services' and the 'Hard LAN Services':
1. The Soft LAN Services comprise the remote management (including monitoring, configuration, software upgrades etc.) of the LAN infrastructure. They include the provision and management of the fixed LAN services the wireless LAN services and the associated security services.
2. The Hard LAN Services comprise the set of services which require attendance at an MoJ site including the supply, installation, physical configuration and decommissioning of LAN infrastructure and devices and other activities such as conducting surveys, cabling and patching and physical attendance at a MoJ site to maintain or repair the LAN infrastructure and devices.
In addition there are Service Management, Social Value and Security obligations which the Supplier must comply with in the delivery of the LAN Services.
It is the MoJ's intention, at an appropriate time during the contract, to insource the Soft LAN services. As a result, the contract will be structured to allow for easier transition to such an insourced arrangement. The current expectation is that the insourcing of the Soft LAN services will occur no earlier than the start of the third Contract Year.
The contract for LAN services will be entered into with MoJ. However, the services will be provided for the benefit not only of MoJ but also a range of service recipients (including a range of MoJ executive agencies, arms' length bodies, government companies and other entities to whom MoJ provides services).
The Contract will contain a list of the initial service recipients who are to benefit from the provision of LAN Services, as well as a list of Potential Service Recipients who may wish to be added to the list of Service Recipients during the term of the Contract.

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