Tender for Disaster Recovery and Back Up Solution
Oxfordshire County Council is looking to move its infrastructure from on premise to a hybrid cloud solution.
United Kingdom-Oxford: Disaster recovery services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
County Hall, New Road
Contact person: Martin Strawson
Telephone: +44 7788567382
NUTS code: UKJ14Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.ukAddress of the buyer profile: http://https://sebp.due-north.com/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Disaster Recovery and Back Up Solution.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is looking to move its infrastructure from on premise to a hybrid cloud solution. This migration is to be progressed via a phased approach. The initial priority is to move the Disaster Recovery data-centre from on premise to a cloud based solution and a project is currently under-way to enable the achievement of this objective. OCC is therefore looking to engage the services of a high quality supplier, who will deliver a fit for purpose and value for money replacement for the legacy DR and Backup solution.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The current Backup Solution is based on 6-year-old tape backup technology that is no longer under support, limited in functionality and is characterised hugely by a manual and lengthy backup process. As this solution gets older the risk of failure and threat to the backup, recovery and business continuity process increases.
The DR solution is based on SAN based replication and dedicated hardware to bring up services in a secondary Data Centre. This includes both server and networking provision.
The Council is looking to purchase:
— A backup solution that can backup off-site and recover on-site and to its DR location when needed.
— New DR and Backup as a Service from a supplier with a track record and specialism in this domain.
Under this arrangement the Council will look to define its own backup schedules and invoke DR as may be required with the provider supporting the process.
An additional requirement would be for these 2 solutions to be delivered by a single supplier, for contract management and simplicity. However, the Council is open to a provider using subcontracting arrangements to meet the requirement.
For DR as a service, the Council is looking for the ability to have an off-site location where it has its data replicated and ready for partial or full DR recovery. There is a strong preference to have the servers retain their IP address in DR as the Council has some legacy applications.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
There is an option to extend for up to a further 24 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Opening date and time for the tender in IV 2.7) is indicative only.
County Hall, New Road
Oxfordshire County Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) within 30 days of knowledge or constructive knowledge of breach.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: