Supply and Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software

Supply and Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software

Supply, Delivery and Guided Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software for Innovation Centre 7.

Contract for the Supply, Delivery and Guided Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software for Innovation Centre 7 (IC7)

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • IT software package – 48517000
  • Computer servers – 48822000
  • Maintenance and repair of computer equipment – 50312000

Location of contract

ST5 5BG

Value of contract

£200,000

Procurement reference

KU/306/DP/AG/2021

Published date

14 June 2021

Closing date

16 July 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

20 September 2021

Contract end date

31 January 2022

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Tenders are invited for the Supply, Delivery and Guided Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software for Innovation Centre 7 (IC7) in accordance with the Tender Specification in Section 2 of the ITT.

The Design and Build of Innovation Centre 7 (IC7) is part funded through a suite of secured funding including Keele University, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme, and UK Government funding through the Getting Building Fund. The Servers and Hypervisor Software are also part funded by ERDF.

Main reasons for decision not to subdivide contract into lots: Given the need for one supplier to co-ordinate the supply, delivery and guided configuration of the servers and hypervisor software required, the contract has not been subdivided into lots.

The Supply, Delivery and Guided Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software for Innovation Centre 7 (IC7) shall be completed by 31st January 2022.

The contract will commence on 20th September 2021 and will run until the Completion Date of 31st January 2022 followed by a 12 month defects liability period. The technical support and licence requirements will cover a 5 year period in accordance with the Tender Specification in Section 2 of the ITT.

Award Criteria:
Quality criterion – Name: Approach and Methodology for the Supply, Delivery and Guided Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software for Innovation Centre 7 (IC7) / Weighting: 200
Quality criterion – Name: Programme for the Supply, Delivery and Guided Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software for Innovation Centre 7 (IC7) / Weighting: 200
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Support under the Contract / Weighting: 200
Price – Weighting: 400

 

More information

 

Links
Additional text
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofkeele/aspx/Home

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofkeele/aspx/Home

Tenderers remain responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by them or by any third party acting under instructions from the Tenderer in connection with taking part in this procurement, regardless of whether such costs arise as a direct or indirect consequence of any amendments made to the procurement documents by the University at any time.

The University reserves the right to vary or change all or any part of the basis of the procedures for the procurement process at any time or not to proceed with the proposed procurement at all. Indeed, the University does not bind itself to accept the highest scoring or any tender.

Tenderers will be subject to a financial assessment to evidence that they have an acceptable level of financial standing to deliver a contract of the size and complexity of the Contract for the Supply, Delivery and Guided Configuration of Servers and Hypervisor Software for Innovation Centre 7 (IC7). Note: When requested by the University, Tenderers will be required to provide a copy of their audited accounts for the last two years or if this cannot be supplied, the supporting evidence detailed in either 4.1(a), (b) or (c) on page 42 of the ITT.

In conjunction with the above, the University will undertake a Creditsafe credit report in respect of the Tenderer. Tenderers may be excluded from the process where their Creditsafe Credit Rating is 29 out of 100 or below.

Funding Type (WEFO or EU) : EU

Funding Description

The Design and Build of Innovation Centre 7 (IC7) is part funded from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme. The Servers and Hypervisor Software are also part funded by ERDF.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Darren Pearce

Address

Keele
Staffordshire
West Midlands
ST5 5BG
United Kingdom

Telephone

01782 734124

Email

d.pearce@keele.ac.uk