IT Storage Services for Cardiff Metropolitan University

IT Storage Services for Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University needs to replace its current data storage with a modern, innovative, robust and cost effective suite of storage services for use with its corporate IT systems.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Computer servers

2014/S 236-414896

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff campus, Western Avenue, Llandaff
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Sarah Hampson-Jones
CF5 2YB Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920416061
E-mail: shampson-jones@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/procurement/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0259

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffmet/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffmet/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Llandaff
CF5 2YB Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920416089
Internet address: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/procurement/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Llandaff
CF5 2YB Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920416089
Internet address: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/procurement/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Llandaff
CF5 2YB Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920416089
Internet address: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/procurement/

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

IT Infrastructure Provision.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cardiff.

NUTS code UKL22

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

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

Cardiff Metropolitan University needs to replace its current data storage with a modern, innovative, robust and cost effective suite of storage services for use with its corporate IT systems. The solution must also incorporate data centre networking, backup and disaster recovery requirements and other associated infrastructure. Please see further details of each requirement below.
— 60TB of usable production storage and 60TB of usable storage for development and disaster recovery.
— A means of backing up Cardiff Met’s data and virtual servers must be incorporated. Any physical servers will continue to utilize the current backup system.
— The backup process mentioned above must be able to meet the RTO and RPO requirements of university’s services. These are 4 hours (RTO) and 1 hour (RPO) for the university’s most critical systems.
— Data Centre networking to provide connectivity for the above.
— A large proportion of Cardiff Met’s servers are already virtualized however some additional servers are required to complete the virtualization of key systems.
— Additional services such as support, training, documentation and professional services.
This tender will be conducted fully electronically.
To access the documents you will need to register and express an interest in the IT Infrastructure Provision project on the Cardiff Metropolitan University Intend etendering portal. This registration is free of charge. You will then be able to access the pre-qualification questionnaire document.

The website address is detailed below,please copy and paste this address into a browser https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffmet/aspx/Home

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=19473

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48822000, 72317000, 48710000, 32424000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Storage

1)Short description

60TB of usable production storage and 60TB of usable storage for development and disaster recovery.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72317000

3)Quantity or scope

60TB of usable production storage and 60TB of usable storage for development and disaster recovery.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Backup

1)Short description

A means of backing up Cardiff Met’s data and virtual servers must be incorporated. Any physical servers will continue to utilize the current backup system.
The backup process mentioned above must be able to meet the RTO and RPO requirements of university’s services. These are 4 hours (RTO) and 1 hour (RPO) for the university’s most critical systems.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48710000

3)Quantity or scope

A means of backing up Cardiff Met’s data and virtual servers must be incorporated. Any physical servers will continue to utilize the current backup system.
The backup process mentioned above must be able to meet the RTO and RPO requirements of university’s services. These are 4 hours (RTO) and 1 hour (RPO) for the university’s most critical systems.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Servers

1)Short description

A large proportion of Cardiff Met’s servers are already virtualized however some additional servers are required to complete the virtualization of key systems.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48820000

3)Quantity or scope

A large proportion of Cardiff Met’s servers are already virtualized however some additional servers are required to complete the virtualization of key systems.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Data Centre Networking

1)Short description

Data centre networking to provide connectivity for the above.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32424000

3)Quantity or scope

Data centre networking to provide connectivity for the above.
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:

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.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
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:

ITT/14/045
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

8.1.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

13.1.2015

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:19473).
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:

2.12.2014

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