Supply Storage Area Network for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Anglia Ruskin University is seeking a Supplier for the provision of 2 new Storage Area Networks (SAN) and associated 3 year support for our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Data storage services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
Contact point(s): firstname.lastname@example.org / Procurement
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
General address of the contracting authority: www.anglia.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/angliaruskinuniversity/aspx/Home
Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/angliaruskinuniversity/aspx/Home
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/angliaruskinuniversity/aspx/Home
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKH1
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The contract will be let for an initial 36 months with the option of 2 12-months subsequent extensions subject to performance.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72317000, 48200000, 48210000, 48214000, 48215000, 48511000, 48514000, 72000000, 72300000, 72210000, 72230000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
We run two completely independent VMware Horizon View 5.1 implementations (which will likely be version View 6.1 by the time the new storage solution is procured). Our existing flash storage arrays have been critical to the success of our environment with each delivering over 200 000 IOPS and a disk latency that has not exceeded 282 microseconds. Performance is obviously key as is reliability — our VDI environment is used 24 x 7 to provide our services.
The first VMware Horizon View implementation is physically provided from our Cambridge campus primary datacentre and supports Cambridge campus users as well as remote and other users. The Cambridge array must be able to support up to 1 400 concurrent desktops. We anticipate that the single Cambridge array must provide at least 14TB, delivering at least 150 000 IOPS within a disk latency of under 1 millisecond. Our Cambridge array must support at least 20 hosts operating concurrently at the performance levels above.
The second VMware Horizon View implementation is physically provided from our Chelmsford campus datacentre for, predominantly, Chelmsford campus based users. The Chelmsford array must be able to support up to 1 000 concurrent desktops. We anticipate that the single Chelmsford array must provide at least 10TB, delivering at least 150 000 IOPS within a disk latency of under 1 millisecond. Our Chelmsford array must support at least 20 hosts operating concurrently at the performance levels above.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 250 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend for 2 x 12 months periods.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the tender document.
Please refer to the tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the tender document.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: