IBM Tivoli Manager Support Contract
Contract for Provision of IBM TSM Support at the Natural History Museum.
United Kingdom-London: Systems support services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Natural History Museum
SW7 5BD London
Telephone: +44 2079425416
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
Other: National Museum
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UKI1
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72253200, 72600000, 72611000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
The objective of this Procurement is to secure a supplier to provide and manage the TSM solution as well as providing strategic advice on how best to manage data protection, in a cost effective way, making best of use of technology changes.
The NHM’s Technology Solutions department, part of Corporate Services, comprises ~50 staff that provide first to third line support of the Museum’s myriad business systems and supporting IT infrastructure as well as project management and business analyst resources to help coordinate business change involving technology.
The NHM has committed to digitising its collection; 20 000 000 specimens over the next 10 years, with far reaching consequences for the underlying technology infrastructure required to support the activities and resultant data. Estimates are that by 2016 the NHM will be producing 10TB data per week, increasing to 20TB per week in 2017. This digitisation data, as well as our general corporate data, requires resilient storage and protection in an efficient, cost effective manner. To achieve this, the NHM currently utilises IBM TSM, disk to disk to tape backup, as well as HSM, utilising tape as primary storage media, to manage the data cost effectively.
The TSM environment at the NHM is comprised of 2 TSM servers, SAN storage and an IBM TS3500 Tape library. Licensing is part owned and part delivered through a managed service.
NHM are seeking an IBM data protection specialist who can provide and manage the TSM solution as well as providing strategic advice on how best to manage data protection, in a cost effective way, making best of use of technology changes.
Bidders are required complete and submit their tender return via the Delta e-sourcing website, The Access Code for this tender is: S55ZPFUW6H The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 11.5.2015 17:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to upload your tender to the Delta e-sourcing site prior to the closing time. We suggest at least 90 minutes. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +44 8452707050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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GO Reference: GO-201541-PRO-6488748.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: