Tender for Aruba Enterprise Network Switches

Tender for Aruba Enterprise Network Switches

The Royal College of Music wishes to purchase Aruba enterprise network switches to replace their existing older models.

EDGE NETWORK SWITCHES UPGRADE

Contract summary

 

Industry

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Location of contract

London

Value of contract

£120,000 to £129,000

Procurement reference

20210315193911-81165

Published date

15 March 2021

Closing date

26 March 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

27 March 2021

Contract end date

28 March 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Other

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

The Royal College of Music (RCM) wishes to purchase Aruba enterprise network switches to replace their existing older models some of which are 12 years old. The RCM has recently upgraded their core switches from Extreme to Aruba and are now seeking to upgrade their edge switches in order to provide more reliability and stability at the network edge level for their users.
The RCM currently has 46 enterprise managed switches (Aruba and HP) which provide connectivity from core, distribution and through to edge access. With the college expanding with the Courtyard, Museum and more recently the Wolfson Research Centre, the demand on the network infrastructure has significantly increased and a need to replace older network equipment has risen. The current network infrastructure services Mitel IP phones, desktop computers, servers, HP printers, IP cameras, door access control devices, Panopto lecture capture equipment, and Ruckus wireless access points.

The RCM aims to replace these older devices with newer and more suitable Aruba models with 10GB connectivity between Core to Distribution, Core to Edge and likewise between Distribution and Edge. The majority of current edge switches have dual links connecting back to either a Distribution switch or the Core switches in which case throughput of connectivity should be increased to 20GB with link aggregation.

 

How to apply

 

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

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Aitor Cisneros

Address

Shropshire House, 179 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia
London
W1T 7NZ
ENG

Telephone

+44 7470159757

Email

a.cisneros@ensemblepurchasing.ac.uk