Contract to Supply Replacement Firewalls

Contract to Supply Replacement Firewalls

A fast fully resilient next generation firewall, with full IPS/AV application and content filtering solution is sought which will improve performance and allow minimum latency Video Conferencing traffic.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SUPPLIES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Heriot Watt University

Procurement Services, Riccarton,

EDINBURGH

EH14 4AS

UK

Rosemary Carson

+44 1314514443

r.r.carson@hw.ac.uk

+44 1314513119
http://intranet.hw.ac.uk/ps/gls/procurement/Pages/default.aspx
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Replacement Firewalls

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

A fast fully resilient next generation firewall, with full IPS/AV application and content filtering solution is sought which will improve performance and allow minimum latency Video Conferencing traffic, whilst also allowing UTM checking to be carried out on nominated traffic.

It is expected that 2 firewalls, setup in a HA pair will be required at the main Campus site, with a further 2 firewalls to protect the DR Site and allow for a load balancing solution to be put in place either directly or via dynamic BGP routing at the ingress switches.

For the Dubai campus, we are also seeking a pair of firewalls supporting HA, see requirements table below.

Each appliance should be capable of supporting multiple physical 10Gbps Ethernet ports in a choice of media type. Additional ports to allow the creation of multiple DMZ zones is essential for maximum flexibility. It is the effective performance, functionality and ease of management of the system that will be given priority.

In addition, a maximum budget of £100k inc. VAT has been agreed which would include all appliance, licenses subscriptions and ongoing support for 3 years in the first instance.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=333050.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

271200 Hardware
271500 Services – Information Communication Technology
271600 Software

160 Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

HWU/1466/002

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
30-01-2015  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 27-02-2015

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:333050)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITT – Replacement Firewalls

5.3

Publication date of this notice

12-01-2015

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