Supply of Network Security Appliance

Supply of Network Security Appliance

Value:£50,000. This tender is solely to procure an appliance that will be a direct replacement for the existing Sophos Mail appliance that is about to become end of life.

UK SBS Network Security

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LTD

Contract summary

Industry

Computer and Related Services, Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing, Technology and Equipment

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract (£)

£50,000

Published date

03 March 2015

Closing date

10 March 2015

Contract start date

16 March 2015

Contract end date

15 March 2016

This tender is solely to procure an appliance that will be a direct replacement for the existing Sophos Mail appliance that is about to become end of life.

Description

The Technical Strategy Implementation project has been set up to reconfigure existing infrastructure to support UK SBS and certain partner Research Councils on a secure network. Where possible, the current secure solution is being modified, however certain parts of the network require renewal. One major component is the proxy/web/email appliance that is currently about to leave support. About UK Shared Business Services Putting the business into shared services UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our customers improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. It is our vision to become the leading provider for our customers of shared business services in the UK public sector, continuously reducing cost and improving quality of business services for Government and the public sector. Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations. Core services include Procurement, Finance, Grants Admissions, Human Resources, Payroll, ISS, and Property Asset Management all underpinned by our Service Delivery and Contact Centre teams. UK SBS is a people rather than task focused business. It’s what makes us different to the traditional transactional shared services centre. What is more, being a not-for-profit organisation owned by its customers, UK SBS’ goals are aligned with the public sector and delivering best value for the UK taxpayer. UK Shared Business Services Ltd changed its name from RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd in March 2013. Our Customers Growing from a foundation of supporting the Research Councils, 2012/13 saw Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) transition their procurement to UK SBS and Crown Commercial Service (CSS – previously Government Procurement Service) agree a Memorandum of Understanding with UK SBS to deliver two major procurement categories (construction and research) across Government. UK SBS currently manages £700m expenditure for its Customers, our growth projections anticipate this will rise to £1bn in 2013/14. Important information From the 2nd April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

About the buyer

Contact name

Katarzyna Nawrotek

Address

North Star House

North Star Avenue

Swindon

SN2 1FF

England

Telephone

01793 86 7558

Email

katarzyna.nawrotek@uksbs.co.uk

Other information

Attachments

AW5.2 Price schedule.pdf

AW5.2 Price schedule.pdf

Bidder Logging into Emptoris for the first time.pdf

Bidder Logging into Emptoris for the first time.pdf

IT150011 – ITQ Invitation to Quote questions (2).pdf

IT150011 – ITQ Invitation to Quote questions (2).pdf

GS1 Goods and Services Contract.pdf

GS1 Goods and Services Contract.pdf

IT150011 – ITQ Invitation to Quote v1 4 (4).pdf

IT150011 – ITQ Invitation to Quote v1 4 (4).pdf

Bidder Training.pdf

Bidder Training.pdf

UK Shared Business Services eSourcing As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS can use the CCS eSourcing Suite for future procurements. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered Bidder; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Sourcing documents can then be accessed on the eSourcing Suite at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in the Specification documents within Contracts Finder. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk : Telephone: 0345 010 3503 Training documents to support Bidders utilise Emptoris CCS eSourcing are available in the Contracts Finder Tender documents section.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provide

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