Network Storage Platform Replacement

Network Storage Platform Replacement

Replacement and consolidation of its network storage platform.

United Kingdom-Dundee: Network servers

2017/S 039-070413

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Dundee and Angus College
Kingsway Campus, Old Glamis Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Campbell
Telephone: +44 1314428964
NUTS code: UKM21
I.2)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


Central Network Storage Refresh.

Reference number: DAA1617-2202

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Replacement and consolidation of its network storage platform.

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: UKM21
Main site or place of performance:

Gardyne Road Campus Dundee.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The College is seeking a Contractor to Tender for the replacement and consolidation of its network storage platform as outlined in 23. The EMC VNX storage platform currently in use by the College to host our virtualised server environment is still under support, but this support expires in June 2017. The scope of the requirement is as follows:

Replacement of the EMC VNX storage platform on the Gardyne Road campus with a new storage platform and installation of an identical storage platform on the Arbroath campus

Consolidation of the 3 EMC XtremIO storage appliances currently installed in the Arbroath, Gardyne Road and Kingsway campuses onto the Kingsway campus.

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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders must confirm that they can provide the following supporting evidence at point of award:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000GBP

Product Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.5 of the ESPD.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The following evidence will be requested prior to award in order to conduct analysis of the organisation’s financial standing:

Please include at a minimum 2 year’s financial accounts, including both Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet. The documentation submitted should make clear reference to the following areas:

Current Assets;

Current Liabilities;


Total Assets;

Total Liabilities;


Gross Profit;

Operating Profit;

Net Profit

Alternatively, if you are unable to provide the required accounting information — e.g. a new business without the required accounts, please provide a banker’s letter demonstrating their willingness to support your organisation over the term of the agreement.

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.6 of the ESPD.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
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: 27/03/2017
Local time: 15:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 28/04/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/03/2017
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

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:484579)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Dundee and Angus College
Kingsway Campus, Old Glamis Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1382834834Internet
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:



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