Servers, Storage and Solutions Framework

Servers, Storage and Solutions Framework

This framework is for the provision of Servers, Storage and Solutions, including virtual appliances, support and maintenance and warranty extensions.

United Kingdom-Reading: Data-processing machines (hardware)

2016/S 061-103632

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium
Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whightknights Road
RG6 6BZ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supc@reading.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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: yes

This Framework is being tendered on behalf of the following organisations and their members: Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)http://www.supc.ac.uk/engage/our-members/our-members ; North East Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members ; North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members ; London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html ; Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members ; Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW) http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA).

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 10

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 000 and 600 000 000 GBP

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

SUPC is acting as lead organisation on behalf of its members and also for members of the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium for Wales (HEPCW), the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), the North-West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) and APUC Limited (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges). SUPC is not acting as an agent in the legal sense on behalf of participating organisations.
A full list of the participating Consortia members are available on the Consortia websites: www.supc.ac.uk ; www.lupc.ac.uk ;http://neupc.procureweb.ac.uk/ ; www.nwupc.ac.uk ; http://hepcw.procureweb.ac.uk/ ; http://www.apuc-scot.ac.ukThis framework is for the provision of Servers, Storage and Solutions, including virtual appliances, support and maintenance and warranty extensions, software defined storage, backup solutions. It also includes compute and server related solutions, converged, hyper-converged, HPC and associated infrastructure.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30210000, 48824000, 30211100, 48822000, 48821000, 30233141, 30233150, 48825000, 30234000, 30233100, 30233000, 30233140, 48820000,48782000, 30233180, 48823000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

SUPC is seeking to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Servers, Storage and Solutions including but not limited to hardware and associated software for servers and storage, High Performance Computing Solutions, Converged and Hyper Converged solutions, intrinsic networking interconnects, Virtual Appliances, Software defined storage, object storage backup solutions and intrinsic to solution software Support and Maintenance and warranty extensions.
This agreement is being split into lots due to the nature of the market.
Lot 1: Compute, servers including Virtual Appliances, software support and maintenance including warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only, with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners;
Lot 2: Storage, hardware Including Virtual Appliances Software defined storage inclusive of object storage, backup solutions, software Support and Maintenance including warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners;
Lot 3: This lot is being sub-divided into 2 lots. Sub Lot 3a — Solutions — Compute and Storage Solutions, Converged, and Hyper Converged Solutions, intrinsic networking ‘ interconnects, virtual appliances, software defined storage, object storage, backup solutions and intrinsic to solution software Support and Maintenance and warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners;
Sub Lot 3b — High Performance Computing or Data Intensive Computing. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners;
Lot 4: Compute and Storage Solutions, covering: HPC associated infrastructure, e.g. object storage, Converged, and Hyper Converged Solutions, including servers, storage, intrinsic networking ’ interconnects, Virtual Appliances, Software defined storage, object storage backup solutions and intrinsic to solution software Support and Maintenance and warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to approved Resellers only. This lot will have a focus on the delivery of innovative Multi-vendor solutions.
The Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) awards and manages framework agreements for the education sector and is acting as lead organisation on behalf of its members and also for members of the other consortia (see Section II 1.5)). A full list of participating consortia is available on the consortia websites.
The Framework Agreement concluded as a result of this tender will be for a period of 2 years, with possible extension for 2 further 12 month periods at SUPC’s sole discretion. Satisfactory performance may be taken into account.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 000 and 600 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.8.2016. Completion 31.7.2020

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Servers

1)Short description

Servers including virtual appliances, software support, maintenance and warranty extensions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48820000, 48822000, 48821000, 48823000, 48825000

3)Quantity or scope

Compute Servers, virtual appliances, software support, maintenance and warranty.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Storage

1)Short description

Storage hardware including virtual appliances, software support and maintenance and warranty.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30233000, 30233100, 48782000, 30233140, 30234000

3)Quantity or scope

Storage hardware and virtual appliances, software defined storage inclusive of object storage, backup solutions, software support and maintenance and warranty extensions.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Solutions

1)Short description

Solutions in the compute, servers and storage arena including but not limited to converged, hyper-converged and HPC solutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48800000, 48780000, 72317000, 48822000, 48821000, 48825000, 30234000, 30233100, 48750000, 30233000, 30233140, 48820000, 48823000

3)Quantity or scope

Solutions in the compute, servers and storage arena including but not limited to converged, hyper-converged and HPC solutions
This lot is sub divided into 2 lots:
Lot 3a — Solutions including converged, hyper-converged, hybrid and other solutions excluding high performance computing and data intensive computing;
Lot 3b — High performance computing and data intensive computing only.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Reseller Solutions

1)Short description

Compute and storage solutions including HPC, DIC, converged, hyper-converged and other solutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48800000, 30233140, 48821000, 48825000, 48820000, 30233100, 30233000, 30234000, 48750000, 48822000, 48780000, 48823000

3)Quantity or scope

Compute and storage solutions covering HPC, DIC, converged, hyper-converged and other solutions including network interconnects, software, service and maintenance and warranty.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

Each contractor to be joint and severally bound for the performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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 the Invitation to Tender and associated documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the Invitation to Tender and associated documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the Invitation to Tender and associated documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the Invitation to Tender and associated documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the Invitation to Tender and associated 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

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:

2016/2

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 235-425925 of 4.12.2015

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

26.5.2016 – 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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

It is anticipated that some of the future call-off contracts will be part funded from external streams including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and others. All funding accessed will be fully ERDF compliant in relation to Education Framework and funding conditions.
This agreement will be open to universities and their partners regardless of whether or not they are to be defined as contracting authorities for the purpose of PCR 2015.
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:

24.3.2016

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