Provide Onsite Server Environment Cheshire

Provide Onsite Server Environment Cheshire

Provision of an On Site Server Environment and 3 years Support and maintenance with an option to extend up to an additional 1 + 1 Years.

Cheshire West and Chester
Provision of an On Site Server Environment and 3 years Support and maintenance with an option to extend up to an additional 1 + 1 Years
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CoSocius was formed on 1st May 2014 a limited company wholly owned by two Unitary Councils – Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) and Chester East (CEC) from a number of shared service groups to provide functional support to the councils and return benefits in terms of economies of scale, greater coordination and an ability to support a wide range of specialist, primary back office functions.

CoSocius delivers a broad range of ICT and transactional Finance and HR services. The ICT function supports all aspects of technology at over 800 locations across the geographical area that comprises the boroughs of Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East, including 300 schools for nearly 9,000 users. It support over 300 main business applications. The main Data Centre based just outside Chester offers state of the art facilities in terms of security, efficiency and reliability.

Roles and Responsibilities

CoSocius will lead this procurement, and enter into contract with the contractor to deliver services and support of its client operations.

Current IT landscape Context

CoSocius currently supports and operates a mixed ICT estate predominately comprising of Wintel servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008. Some non-Windows equipment (i.e. Unix) does exist but is of a relatively small scale.

Data Centres

Kelly House in Chester is the main data centre used by CoSocius. Kelly House is the location for servers and other infrastructure providing core business services.

CoSocius was formed on 1st May 2014 a limited company wholly owned by two Unitary Councils – Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) and Chester East (CEC) from a number of shared service groups to provide functional support to the councils and return benefits in terms of economies of scale, greater coordination and an ability to support a wide range of specialist, primary back office functions.

CoSocius delivers a broad range of ICT and transactional Finance and HR services. The ICT function supports all aspects of technology at over 800 locations across the geographical area that comprises the boroughs of Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East, including 300 schools for nearly 9,000 users. It support over 300 main business applications. The main Data Centre based just outside Chester offers state of the art facilities in terms of security, efficiency and reliability.

Roles and Responsibilities

CoSocius will lead this procurement, and enter into contract with the contractor to deliver services and support of its client operations.

Current IT landscape Context

CoSocius currently supports and operates a mixed ICT estate predominately comprising of Wintel servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008. Some non-Windows equipment (i.e. Unix) does exist but is of a relatively small scale.

Data Centres

Kelly House in Chester is the main data centre used by CoSocius. Kelly House is the location for servers and other infrastructure providing core business services.

Requirements

This equipment is to provision servers for a segregated environment within the existing infrastructure. The servers will be used for CoSocius clients separate to the infrastructure of the shareholding Councils.  2 servers will be used as a physical DC and backups and 2 will be running Hyper-V and multiple VM’s and will connect via iSCSI to the storage solution.

PLEASE NOTE:

There must be no direct contact with any officer of CoSocius or the Council either by email or telephone. If you wish to raise any questions or clarifications then you must do so via The Chest Questions and Answer Forum, responses will be communicated via the same method.

Contact:
Mrs Ann Hope
Email Address:
ann.hope@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Telephone:
01244 972369
Address:
HQ
58 Nicholas Street
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 2NP
United Kingdom
Key Dates
08/05/2015
07/05/2018
10/04/2015 11:20
20/04/2015 17:00
Other Information
36 (months)
24 (months)
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