Software Defined Storage Tender

Software Defined Storage Tender

The Open University requires a Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Storage management software package

2019/S 214-525049

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ12
Postal code: MK7 6BP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Manager
E-mail: finance-tenders@open.ac.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.open.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/openuniversity/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Software Defined Storage

Reference number: OUPA10532

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48782000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Open University (OU) requires a Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution that utilises commodity x86 architecture servers to provide block storage to hosts using the iSCSI protocol. We require the SDS solution to be able to utilise our existing storage servers to protect our investment in this infrastructure. The contract is for an initial period of 5 years and may be extended by the OU for further periods up to a maximum of 2 years (7 year in total) at its discretion.

It is expected that the 2 top scoring bidders will be selected to participate in a proof of concept exercise in January 2020 as part of the tender evaluation process.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

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)

48780000
48750000
72600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Open University (OU) requires a Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution that utilises commodity x86 architecture servers to provide block storage to hosts using the iSCSI protocol. We require the SDS solution to be able to utilise our existing storage servers to protect our investment in this infrastructure. The contract is for an initial period of 5 years and may be extended by the OU for further periods up to a maximum of 2 years (7 year in total) at its discretion.

It is expected that the 2 top scoring bidders will be selected to participate in a proof of concept as part of the tender evaluation process. Details are included in the ITT and tender pack. The OU may also purchase implementation and/or consultancy services in relation to the software as part of this contract at it’s discretion.

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

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 EUR

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is for an initial period of 5 years and may be extended by the OU for further periods up to a maximum of 2 years (7 years total) at the OU’s discretion.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract is for an initial period of 5 years and may be extended by the OU for further periods up to a maximum of 2 years (7 years total) at the OU’s discretion.

License volumes may vary up or down over the term of the contract and additional modules offered or introduced by the supplier in the future may be purchased as part of this contract following the initial implementation. Any additional purchases relating to this solution will be made with the successful supplier under this contract to ensure technical compatibility, consistency and continuation of supplier support. There is no restriction on the spend value of additional purchases as this will be governed by the OU’s available budget. Any other options are as set out in the ITT.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description

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: 05/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/12/2019
Local time: 12:30

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 payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK7 6AA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK7 6AA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: The Open University
Postal address: Walton Hall
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK7 6AA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/11/2019