Firewall Solution Tender

Firewall Solution Tender

The University of York is making a procurement of a new firewall/security system for its external links.

United Kingdom-York: Computer network services

2015/S 087-157413

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of York
Heslington
Contact point(s): Procurement Office
For the attention of: Rob Hunt
YO10 5DD York
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: r.hunt@york.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.york.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/york/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Firewall Solution.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services

NUTS code UKE21

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The University of York is making a procurement of a new firewall/security system for its external links. The University’s external link will shortly be upgraded necessitating an upgrade of the current firewall solution. The University also wishes to move from our current firewall to a “NextGen” solution including full threat prevention and detection capabilities.
The University wishes to buy a fully redundant system consisting of two firewalls in an active/passive HA configuration between two sites to run fire-walling, IPS, anti-virus / malware / anti-bot detection. We are looking for a solution that will cope with our projected traffic levels (see below) and also allow for possible future expansion should we choose to use the devices for internal security segregation as well.
To allow for internal segregation the University also wishes to purchase two branch office firewalls. These are for fire-walling only and must be fully integrated with the main system (including central management and logging) with a capacity of at least 350 Mb/s in production.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72700000, 72000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As per tender documentation.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: University reserves the right to extend the support contract duration for a further 2 year period beyond the initial 3 year period.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

UY/PROC/322

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 29.5.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.6.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

In order to participate, respondents must first register on the University’s eTendering portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/york/aspx/Home

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.5.2015

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