Storage Area Network Solution Contract – Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A is seeking a supplier to provide a new Storage Area Network (“SAN”) solution to support the museum’s sites over the next 5 years.
United Kingdom-Kensington: Data storage services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Contract for the Provision of a Storage Area Network Solution to the Victoria and Albert Museum
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The V&A is seeking a supplier to provide a new Storage Area Network (“SAN”) solution to support the museum’s sites over the next 5 years. The new SAN should take full advantage of developments in SAN technology as well as cheaper storage costs.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Inner London – West.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This contract includes:
— the new SAN,
— all associated hardware,
— related services including consultancy, design and project management; installation and testing, and support for five years.
The V&A currently has sites in South Kensington, Bethnal Green, Kensington High Street and Salisbury, but it is anticipated that there may be sites added or removed over the contract duration.
This procurement shall follow the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and the authority has reserved the right to reduce the number of participants and to award the contracts without negotiation.
Please note that the contract duration of five years will start on the go-live date and therefore does not include installation, testing etc.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
As set out in the procurement documents.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The V&A reserves the right to add or remove sites from its portfolio. The V&A reserves the right to purchase additional related hardware, software, and services from the successful supplier as a variation to this contract.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Please note the authority has set a minimum turnover figure of 400 000,00 GBP
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2018129-PRO-11808282.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: