Storage Area Network Solution Contract – Victoria and Albert Museum

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

2018/S 021-044098

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
Kensington
SW7 2RL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079422229
E-mail: procurement@vam.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKI3Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.vam.ac.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Kensington:-Data-storage-services./2F5PACYAFV
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-title/2F5PACYAFV
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

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Contract for the Provision of a Storage Area Network Solution to the Victoria and Albert Museum

Reference number: VA/CON/08/18

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72317000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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)

48823000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI3
Main site or 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.2.5)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: 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 54
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of 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.2.12)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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please note the authority has set a minimum turnover figure of 400 000,00 GBP

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
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: no
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: 28/02/2018

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 14/03/2018

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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 invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

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.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

— https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Kensington:-Data-storage-services./2F5PACYAFV

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

— https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/2F5PACYAFV

GO Reference: GO-2018129-PRO-11808282.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
Kensington
SW7 2RL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079422229
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:

29/01/2018

 

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