Storage Area Nework Tender
Secure Area Network Solution.
UK-Liverpool: data storage services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Peel Ports Limited
Contact point(s): Procurment
For the attention of: Matt Winder
L21 1LA Liverpool
Telephone: +44 1519496234
General address of the contracting entity: www.peelports.co.uk
Further information 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.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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Secure Area Network Solution.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Liverpool.
NUTS code UKD52
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 5
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Peel Ports require a replacement SAN solution to address current challenges with storage capacity, backup windows and unstructured data growth. Growth of Peel Ports structured and unstructured data is predicted to increase and therefore a new SAN solution is required to refresh the current platform which is now approaching capacity and predicted lifespan.
The new solution will include but not limited to.
Five-year plus life span with modular scalability.
Business continuance features such as local and remote replication.
Granular reporting and monitoring, specifically with respect to performance and capacity analysis.
Block and file access.
Thin provisioning and general space efficiencies.
On-going support and maintenance for duration of the contract.
Replacement SAN fabric using 8GB FC or FC over Ethernet.
Improved Backup and archiving options to reduce tape backup window.
Initially 80TB with capability to blend disk types inc SSD.
Proposed solutions will also include technical implementation services to integrate with the existing data centre environment as well as the tools to seamlessly migrate all existing data from current live volumes to the new platform, with little or no disruption to Peel Ports business operations.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72317000, 72315000, 72212782
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: no
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
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:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction:
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.9.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.9.2012 – 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 tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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:29.8.2012