Supply Storage Solution to University of Cambridge
The platforms used to handle this data are an eclectic mixture of Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Android and iOS.
United Kingdom-Cambridge: Computer equipment and supplies
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge
Procurement Services, Greenwich House, 1st Floor South, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Tom Twitchett
CB3 0TX Cambridge
Telephone: +44 1223332233
General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcambridge
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 platforms used to handle this data are an eclectic mixture of Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Android and iOS. These are typically managed by their primary users and are best considered as ‘BYOD’ computers.
Across the organisation, the practice and professionalism of data management, even if some technology is implemented well locally, is not guided towards industry ‘best practice’ through University-wide principles, standards procedures and guidelines.
The University has identified a number of broad ‘use cases’ for data storage (and consequently, data management). These use cases can be satisfied by small range of solutions which can be grouped into 6 types of service which we have named: File Share and Folder Sync (FSFS, e.g. OwnCloud), File System as a Service (FSaaS, e.g. NFS and CIFS), block device services (e.g. iSCSI) and Archive.
As a result, the University needs to establish an on-premise storage fabric on which a number of private cloud or on-premise services can be hosted effectively and efficiently, covering, but not limited to FSFS, FSaaS, block device and Archive.
For the avoidance of doubt, this programme is not concerned with establishing a consultancy (or any other) service designed to address storage needs at this stage.
The University Information Services (UIS) intends to use seed funds to purchase an initial quantity of storage and then to resell it within the University, using monies received to buy more storage.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
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.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
Payable documents: no
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
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Information about the tender process to be followed does not amount to a legally binding offer by the University to follow the process so described. The University reserves the right not to follow or to modify the procedures as the University considers necessary.
The tender process is being conducted electronically via In-Tend.
Suppliers are required to register on this website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofcambridge in order to receive documentation. After registering the tender documentation can then be downloaded. All tender responses and any supporting documentation must be submitted through this system. There must be no postal correspondence from bidders unless agreed with the University. Tenders shall not be sent and will not be accepted by fax or email.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: