ICT Networking and Storage Solutions Framework for Educational Institutions

ICT Networking and Storage Solutions Framework for Educational Institutions

CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

United Kingdom-Salford: Computer-related equipment

2020/S 158-386793

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Crescent Purchasing Ltd
Postal address: Procurement House
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M6 6AJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jane Edwards
E-mail: j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://suppliers.multiquote.com/Page/Home.aspx

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

ICT Networking and Storage Solutions (Subject to change)

Reference number: CPC/JE/01/2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 6
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

TBC

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

At CPL members and public bodies sites throughout the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk

The framework agreement will be open to current and future members of the CPL.

A list of CPL members can be found here: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

Future members of the CPL will be from the education sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools

Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.

The framework may also be open to the wider public sector as detailed within the additional information — section VI.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Part of the engagement process will be around review of the current scope and lot structure for this renewal. The number of lots is subject to change. Lots maybe amalgamated, new lots maybe introduced and the scope of lots maybe increased as part of this process.

Lot 1 currently covers — Lot 1: Servers and associated equipment (Inc. Server Racking, Cabinets and KVM, etc.).

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

TBC

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

At CPL members and public bodies sites throughout the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk

The framework agreement will be open to current and future members of the CPL.

A list of CPL members can be found here: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

Future members of the CPL will be from the education sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools

Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.

The framework may also be open to the wider public sector as detailed within the additional information — section VI.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Part of the engagement process will be around review of the current scope and lot structure for this renewal. The number of lots is subject to change. Lots maybe amalgamated, new lots maybe introduced and the scope of lots maybe increased as part of this process.

Lot 2 currently covers — Lot 2: Enterprise storage (NAS, SAN, etc.).

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

TBC

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

At CPC members and public bodies sites throughout the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk

The framework agreement will be open to current and future members of the CPL.

A list of CPL members can be found here: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

Future members of the CPL will be from the education sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools

Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.

The framework may also be open to the wider public sector as detailed within the additional information — section VI.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Part of the engagement process will be around review of the current scope and lot structure for this renewal. The number of lots is subject to change. Lots maybe amalgamated, new lots maybe introduced and the scope of lots maybe increased as part of this process.

Lot 3 currently covers — Lot 3: Back up and archiving.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

TBC

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

At CPL members or public bodies sites throughout the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk

The framework agreement will be open to current and future members of the CPL.

A list of CPL members can be found here: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

Future members of the CPL will be from the education sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools

Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.

The framework may also be open to the wider public sector as detailed within the additional information — section VI.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Part of the engagement process will be around review of the current scope and lot structure for this renewal. The number of lots is subject to change. Lots maybe amalgamated, new lots maybe introduced and the scope of lots maybe increased as part of this process.

Lot 4 currently covers — Lot 4: Networking equipment and services.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

TBC

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

At CPL members and public bodies sites throughout the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk

The framework agreement will be open to current and future members of the CPL.

A list of CPL members can be found here: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

Future members of the CPL will be from the education sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools

Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.

The framework may also be open to the wider public sector as detailed within the additional information — section VI.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Part of the engagement process will be around review of the current scope and lot structure for this renewal. The number of lots is subject to change. Lots maybe amalgamated, new lots maybe introduced and the scope of lots maybe increased as part of this process.

Lot 5 currently covers — Lot 5: Security hardware.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

TBC

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

At CPL members and public bodies sites throughout the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crescent Purchasing Ltd (CPL) are looking to create a framework that will allow educational institutions to procure ICT related equipment which may include but not be limited to networking equipment, servers and storage equipment, security hardware, associated maintenance, services and software. CPL are looking to engage with potential suppliers who respond to this prior information notice in order to develop our requirements.

Any interest from potential suppliers to engage in this process should be emailed to Jane Edwards j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk

The framework agreement will be open to current and future members of the CPL.

A list of CPL members can be found here: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

Future members of the CPL will be from the education sector: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools

Local authorities and other public sector organisations may also wish to join CPL when procuring on behalf of educational establishments with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector.

The framework may also be open to the wider public sector as detailed within the additional information — section VI.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Part of the engagement process will be around review of the current scope and lot structure for this renewal. The number of lots is subject to change. Lots maybe amalgamated, new lots maybe introduced and the scope of lots maybe increased as part of this process.

Lot 6 currently covers — Lot 6: Maintenance, installation and support (As a standalone requirement).

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:

At some point during the life of the framework agreement the current members of the following public sector organisations may wish to utilise the agreement and should have access at any point with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services Ltd (TPS) which operates in the wider public sector. This agreement is not intended to replace any current agreements that either participating or non-participating institutions may already have in place.

Central government departments, local government and public corporations that can be accessed at the public sector classification guide:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

Local authorities

https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

https://www.local.gov.uk

NDPBs

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

National parks authorities

https://www.nationalparks.uk/about-us

Police forces in the United Kingdom

https://www.police.uk/forces

https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html

Fire and rescue services in the United Kingdom

https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Fire-and-Rescue-Services

NHS bodies England

https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx

Hospices in the UK

https://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice

https://www.hqp.org.uk/

Registered social landlords (Housing Associations) third sector and charities in the United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

http://www.oscr.org.uk

Citizens advice in the United Kingdom

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot

Scottish Parliament

http://www.parliament.scot/about-the-parliament.aspx

Scottish local authorities

https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies

https://www.mygov.scot/organisations/

Scottish agencies, NDPBs

https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS bodies

https://www.scot.nhs.uk/organisations

https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Police

http://www.scotland.police.uk

Scottish housing associations

https://www.sfha.co.uk/our-members/directory

The Scotland Office

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-scotland/about/our-governance

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland

https://www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/find-and-compare-landlords

Scottish schools — primary schools

https://beta.gov.scot/policies/schools/

Secondary schools

https://beta.gov.scot/policies/schools/

Special schools

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/additional-support

Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities and all bodies covered by:

http://www.wlga.gov.uk/home

https://gov.wales/about/civilservice/?lang=en

Welsh government sponsored bodies

https://gov.wales/

NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing associations — registered Social Landlords Wales

https://gov.wales/registered-social-landlords

Social Care Wales

https://socialcare.wales/

NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/Your-executive/government-departments

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities

https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies

Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://online.hscni.net

Northern Ireland Housing Associations

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations

Police Service of Northern Ireland

https://www.psni.police.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/08/2020