Date Centre Migration – Market Engagement

Date Centre Migration – Market Engagement

We would be interested in hearing from you if you: provide consultancy to migrate from an on premise to a Hybrid DC environment similar to the Council’s requirements.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Systems and technical consultancy services

2020/S 131-322263

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: City and County of Swansea
Postal address: Civic Centre
Town: Swansea
NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
Postal code: SA1 3SN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@swansea.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1792637242
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.swansea.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0254

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Swansea Council Date Centre Migration to New Site

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Swansea Council has published this prior information notice (‘PIN’) to seek to establish market options for support to migrate services from the current in house DC to a new DC located within the City Centre.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72100000 Hardware consultancy services
72130000 Computer-site planning consultancy services
72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services
72228000 Hardware integration consultancy services
48820000 Servers

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
Main site or place of performance:

Civic Centre, Wales, UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Swansea Council has published this prior information notice (‘PIN’) to seek to establish market options for support to migrate services from the current in house DC to a new DC located within the City Centre.

Swansea Council is comprised of three networks, corporate (324 servers), education (100 servers) and library (4 servers) with the majority being Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016. There is a small mix of previous Microsoft Server editions and some Linux systems. A number of POC’s are progressing to the Council’s Azure cloud environment to make it a viable migration and hosting location.

The current DC is configured into 34 racks with a mixture of infrastructure all reaching the end of operational life. Swansea Council also has a secondary server room located at the Guildhall building situated a mile away from the Civic Centre. This provides communications to the main DC, server and storage replication services.

A suitably refurbished DC in a different location is to be used by the Council. The migration needs to be completed by December 2023. The Council will consider using a hybrid approach of new on premise and cloud infrastructure to migrate and maintain ongoing services at the new DC.

We would be interested in hearing from you if you:

— provide consultancy to migrate from an on premise to a Hybrid DC environment similar to the Council’s requirements.

Please respond to Andrew Morris, digital project manager on andrew.morris@swansea.gov.uk by the 24 July 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

01/10/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Responses to this prior information notice are understood by all parties to be purely informal and will not form part of any subsequent procurement process.

Not responding to this prior information notice shall not prevent any economic operator from participating in any future procurement process.

The publication of this prior information notice does not signify the beginning of any formal procurement process and does not constitute a commitment by the Council to undertake any future procurement process.

The council may withdraw or amend any information contained in this prior information notice at any time and without notice.

(WA Ref:102753)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/07/2020