Red Hat License Subscription Renewal – Invitation to Quote

Red Hat License Subscription Renewal – Invitation to Quote

Red Hat Infrastructure for Academic Solutions Site Subscription, Standard (per FTE).

Contract summary

Industry

  • Software package and information systems – 48000000
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support – 72000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£29k

Published date

06 August 2018

Closing date

20 August 2018

Contract start date

03 September 2018

Contract end date

02 September 2019

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

The final date and time for the submission of bids is 20 / 08 / 2018 at 14:00.

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal.

Brief Description of Requirement
STFC Harwell requires a 1 year renewal of its Redhat Linux Academic Site subscription and supporting infrastructure software, usage as per below:

1949.375 FTE : Red Hat Infrastructure for Academic Solutions Site Subscription, Standard (per FTE) (SKU RH00191) – 1950 users.

This will be procured via an Invitation to Quote competitive tender.

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Monday 20th August 2018 at 14:00

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal.

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the RFx attachments tab within the Emptoris System.

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document.

How to Apply

As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS will be using the CCS eSourcing Suite for this procurement.

To register on the CCS eSourcing portal please follow the details contained within the Additional Information section of this notice.

If you are already registered on the CCS eSourcing portal and wish to register your interest in this opportunity please email; expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state:
• the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
• the name of the registered Bidder;
• the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation “to apply directly to the buyer” as this unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the Contracting Authorities control.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

IT Procurement

Address

Polaris House
SWINDON
SN21FF
England

Telephone

01793 86 7005

Email

ictprocurement@uksbs.co.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

IT18166 AW5.2 Price Schedule

IT18166 AW5.2 Price Schedule.xlsx

IT18166 – S1 – Services purchasing contract

IT18166 ITQ – S1 – Services purchasing contract – low risk.pdf

IT18166 ITQ Invitation to Quote questions

IT18166 ITQ Invitation to Quote questions.pdf

IT18166 ITQ Invitation to Quote

IT18166 ITQ Invitation to Quote.pdf

Bidder logging in for the first time

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time.pdf

Bidder Training

Bidder Training.pdf

DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO BUYER

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

How to Register on the CCS eSourcing Suite

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk.

Your email must clearly state:
• name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
• name of the registered Bidder;
• name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Sourcing documents can then be accessed on the eSourcing Suite at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in the Specification documents within Contracts Finder.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk: Telephone: 0345 010 3503

Training documents to support Bidders to utilise Emptoris CCS eSourcing are available in the Contracts Finder Tender documents section.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partne

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.