Microsoft 365 and Azure Services Tender
Assess JJH’s current application environment and then produce a detailed design and transition plan for moving it to Microsoft 365.
United Kingdom-Poynton: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Astra House, Spinners Lane
Contact person: Chris Shaw
NUTS code: UKD3
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
MS365 and Azure Project
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The objectives of this project are to implement the technology foundation within JJH for a modern, secure, fast, agile application environment which can be accessed from a range of different devices (Laptop, Desktop, Tablet, Smartphone).
Based on initial investigations, JJH believe this should be based on Microsoft 365 and Azure.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Detailed below is a summary of the requirements, it is envisaged that the implementation will be phased as follows, however this will be agreed as part of the detailed design.
— assess JJH’s current application environment and then produce a detailed design and transition plan for moving it to Microsoft 365,
— to work with JJH’s IT Team to build the required Azure and Microsoft 365 tenancies and migrating the agreed applications and storage over to Azure IaaS and Microsoft 365 SaaS in line with Microsoft Best Practice Design Standards,
— integration of the on-Premise AD to Azure AD, ensuring it has been upgraded to the latest Best Practice Design Standards,
— migrating all users from On Premise Exchange mailboxes to Microsoft 365 Email,
— migrating all user’s data over from file server drives to Microsoft One Drive,
— ensuring the devices and all the files are setup up, upgraded (where applicable) to Windows 10 Enterprise, managed by InTune, and data properly secured,
— integration of the on-premise infrastructure into Azure to provide both resiliency and backups. Note: The on-premise Server Infrastructure runs on VMWare.
— detailing the options of both integration of Microsoft Teams (Skype for Business) with JJH’s existing Telephony solution (Mitel and Callmedia) and the full replacement of It with Microsoft Teams and either Callmedia CC or an alternative platform,
— migrating all shared data over to either Microsoft One Drive or SharePoint,
— design, Setup and utilisation of SharePoint so it can become JJH’s corporate EDM solution.
Across both phases:
— to provide support to JJH’s IT Team,
— training end users on the use Microsoft 365,
— training the IT Team on how to manage Azure and Microsoft 365,
— to fully document the delivered solution.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Contact may be renewed (based on satisfactory performance) by a further 24 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
The minimum level of economic and financial standing and / or the minimum financial threshold will be assessed by JJH by performing a credit check.
Minimum insurance cover levels are also required as detailed below:
For the financial check a score of average (or its equivalent) or above will be classed as a pass; anything below average (or its equivalent) will be a fail.
Minimum insurance levels are:
— Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
— Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
— Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
There are several technical pass / fail requirements detailed in the SSQ and these are detailed below:
— the Supplier must as a minimum be a Microsoft Silver Partner,
— the Supplier must have referenceable experience of transition organisations from On-Premise Infrastructures to both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365,
— the Supplier must have referenceable experience of designing, building and transitioning organisations onto SharePoint which is then used as their corporate EDM solution.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2018116-PRO-13507719
Astra House, Spinners Lane
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: