Cloud Computing Services Tender London

Cloud Computing Services Tender London

UEL are looking to reduce dependency on the current on-premise data centers and infrastructure and are looking to transform IT and accelerate the migration of workloads to public ‘Cloud’.

United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2019/S 248-614585

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The University of East London
Postal address: University Way
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: E16 2RD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Philpott
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


TEN2020-01 Cloud Computing Services

Reference number: DN67

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of cloud computing services to include assessment of cloud readiness, deployment strategy and recommendations, migration services and support.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UEL are looking to reduce dependency on the current on-premise data centers and infrastructure and are looking to transform IT and accelerate the migration of workloads to public ‘Cloud’.

Transition to the cloud will only be done if it is the right fit for UEL. This criteria is a complex balance between cost and the UEL ITS Service’s SLAs.

High level objectives of the project

The high-level objectives of the Cloud Implementation project are as follows:

(a) reduce the number of applications that are being used to support the UEL IT Services that are currently on-premise;

(b) transition applications, where possible, to a SaaS service for each of the applications supporting the services;

(c) assess if ‘Cloud’ or ‘On-Premise’ is the destination of choice for the application services;

(d) build cloud landing zones and target operating model to support services transitioned to the cloud;

(e) re-architect applications and transition application to cloud as required.

2) project phases

At this stage the project is split into 2 distinct phases which at a high level are:

Phase 1

— assess the current estate of application services and recommend what to do with the applications,

— design and build cloud infrastructure both people processes and technology,

— complete a migration proof of concept with a shortlist of service applications into operational support in new cloud infrastructure is fit for purpose.

Phase 2 – This is dependent on the work of Phase 1 and would give rise to the following:

— complete application service migrations and transition services into operations transition into the new hybrid Infrastructure,

— decommission on-premise Hardware,

— potentially Install new on-premise hardware,

— migrate remaining services to new hybrid Infrastructure,

— cloud Support model that will potentially require the partner to be able to support UEL ITS with the new hybrid Infrastructure.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Any future renewals will be dependent on subsequent strategies. E.g. how UEL decides to support its Cloud infrastructure, that is, with in-house staff, contractor staff or a mix.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Must be an accredited cloud partner to an appropriate level with the cloud vendor(s) that are recommended.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Higher education experience related to migrating applications to public cloud services

(i) must be able to provide 2 HE/public sector references for managed cloud services;

(ii) must be able to provide in sector reference for all cloud providers that are recommended.

Must have multi cloud support capability (Azure, AWS,etc etc..)

Partner or vendor must have ISO 9001 (quality)

Partner or vendor must have ISO 27001 (data protection) or ISO 27017 Sec techniques for cloud services.

Must have a minimum of 3 prince 2 accredited project managers or equivalent

Partner or vendor must have a 24/7 service desk for services across all cloud recommended cloud platforms.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 27/01/2020
Local time: 09:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/01/2020
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: N/a
Town: N/a
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: