Tender for Maintenance of Cisco Networking Equipment
Teesside University has a requirement for hardware and software maintenance for Cisco Networking equipment (including software support and upgrades).
United Kingdom-Middlesbrough: Network equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Director of Finance
For the attention of: Andrew Clifton, Procurement Manager
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
General address of the contracting authority: www.tees.ac.uk
Electronic access to information: http://ne1procurementservices.com/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://ne1procurementservices.com/
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
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UKC1
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)
In addition to the above the supplier is requested to provide the following options:
1. 9:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), advance replacement with Cisco Vendor support, including telephone support, software upgrades and 4 hour advance hardware replacement.
2. 9:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), advance replacement with Cisco vendor support, including telephone support, software upgrades and next business day advance hardware replacement.
The University currently has several maintenance contracts for Cisco Maintenance with different renewal dates. It is the University’s intention to incorporate all of the equipment into a single contract therefore bringing the renewal dates in line. The contract period will be from 1.11.2016 until 31.10.2019. The University would like an option to extend for a further 2 x 1 year.
A schedule of the equipment to be maintained will be issued with the invitation to tender.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32420000, 72700000, 48210000
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
Description of particular conditions:
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
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.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Any queries arising from this procurement exercise, and/or, if you require further clarification then please contact us electronically via the email address ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ only or through the http://ne1procurementservices.com/ portal, but no later than 7 working days before the deadline response date, however we reserve the right to refuse to respond to any clarification questions if they are deemed to be seeking to gain commercial advantage/confidential information/unfair advantage against the other bidders, and additionally we may reject any offer submitted as a result of such infringement.The university may at its discretion communicate any questions and/or requests for information together with the University’s response to all bidders.
All information in this tender is confidential and should not be disclosed to third parties without the prior agreement of the University. This restriction does not apply to third parties to be involved in the delivery of the proposed service.
All prices detailed in your response shall be exclusive of VAT and valid for acceptance for a period of 90 days from the return date.
All tender responses should be uploaded onto http://ne1procurementservices.com/ no later than 12:00 noon on the 15.7.2016.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: