Storage and Backup Services Framework

Storage and Backup Services Framework

Enterprise Storage Services and Enterprise Backup, Recovery and Archive Services.

United Kingdom-Bath: Data storage services

2017/S 068-129578

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Wessex Water Services Limited
Operations Centre, Claverton Down Road
Contact point(s): Purchasing
For the attention of: David.Kitchener
BA2 7WW Bath
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 12256393
E-mail: david.kitchener@wessexwater.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.wessexwater.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.wessexwater.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Water

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Provision of Storage and Backup Services.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wessex Water Operating Region.

NUTS code UKK

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 6

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 GBP

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

The purpose of this Storage and Backup tender, is to identify and subsequently implement IT Services that replace the existing capabilities around 2 primary lots: Enterprise Storage Services and Enterprise Backup, Recovery and Archive Services.
The current storage and backup services are based on a number of technologies distributed across key sites within the YTL Utilities (UK) estate. This includes NetApp, IBM, HP and Brocade technologies that provide various Storage Area Network and Direct Attached Storage services and backup and recovery capabilities.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72317000

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

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

II.1.8)Information about 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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

There is no guarantee as to the volume or value of this Framework.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 3.4.2017 Completion 30.9.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Enterprises Storage Services

1)Short description:

Multi site storage area network,
Online tiered storage,
Shared network drives,
Locally provisioned storage.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72317000

3)Quantity or scope:

Refer to ITT.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Enterprise Backup, Recovery and Archive Services

1)Short description:

Data centre backup and recovery,
Remote backup and recovery,
Remote replication,
Long term archive.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72317000

3)Quantity or scope:

As per the ITT.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/A.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

End of month plus 30 days, with payment process and method to be agreed.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

N/A.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Wessex Water Services Ltd Goods and Services May 2016 and subject to Service Specifications.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This will be covered in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

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 entity:

SERV.121

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents(except for a DPS)

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.4.2017 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

21.4.2017 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.7)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:

Economic operators must express their interest by requesting a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The PQQ should be requested by email to david.kitchener@wessexwater.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As per Section 1.1)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

As per Section 1.1)

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: For contracts subject to the Utilities Contracts Regulations Wessex Water Services Limited 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.
Any request by tenderers for further information during the standstill period must be sent in writing to the address stated in section I.1) of this notice.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 (SI 2016 No 274) as amended apply, provision is made 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).

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As per Section 1.1).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.4.2017

 

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