Jisc Tiered Storage Service Tender

Jisc Tiered Storage Service Tender

To provide Jisc members with a national Tiered Storage Service which would provide storage for different applications.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Storage management software package

2017/S 218-453436

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Jisc Services Limited
One Castlepark
Bristol
BS2 0JA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tony Claxton
Telephone: +44 1235822320
E-mail: Procurement@Jisc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.Jisc.ac.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: National education and research network provider

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Jisc Services Ltd Tiered Storage.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48782000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

JSL wishes to provide Jisc members with a national Tiered Storage Service which would provide storage for different applications including research data management; research information management; digital asset management and library management systems; backup and disaster recovery; preservation and curation archiving; secure data storage; enterprise data and systems (e.g. financial, personnel, academic records, estate management, human resources, corporate affairs, public relations); virtual learning environments; data staging for high performance computing; private cloud virtual infrastructure (such as Hyper-V or VMWare). In our initial forecasts, JSL would anticipate the service initially providing a total storage capacity of 0.75PB of hot storage and 2.5PB of cold storage to around three Jisc members in the first year, and scaling to 35PB hot storage / 110PB cold storage and serving thirty Jisc members in year five.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to provide Jisc members (covered under the Janet Eligibility Policy in section 1.1 of the PQQ document) with a national Tiered Storage Service which would provide storage for different applications including research data management; research information management; digital asset management and library management systems; backup and disaster recovery; preservation and curation archiving; secure data storage; enterprise data and systems (e.g. financial, personnel, academic records, estate management, human resources, corporate affairs, public relations); virtual learning environments; data staging for high performance computing; private cloud virtual infrastructure (such as Hyper-V or VMWare). In our initial forecasts, JSL would anticipate the service initially providing a total storage capacity of 0.75PB of hot storage and 2.5PB of cold storage to around three Jisc members in the first year, and scaling to 35PB hot storage/110PB cold storage and serving thirty Jisc members in year five.

Key use cases identified with the Jisc members include:

— Backend storage for the Jisc Research Data Shared Service,

— Storage for raw research data,

— Back-end storage for RDSS for published research data,

— Storage for virtual infrastructure,

— Storage for business applications (e.g. VLE, LMS),

— Storage for backups,

— Staging storage for HPC and Computing clusters.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Criteria as mentioned within the PQQ tender document.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL is intending to award a contract for 5 years with the possible extension of a further 5 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: The framework agreement is for greater than four years due to Jisc Services Ltd’s long-term commitment and investment to providing this service and our members long-term strategy which requires assurance of continuity with the supplier selected.

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 11/12/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 05/01/2018

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Jisc Services Ltd
One Castlepark
Bristol
BS2 0JA
United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement@Jisc.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Jisc will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 article 91 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/11/2017

 

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