Tender for ICT Networking and Storage Solutions

Tender for ICT Networking and Storage Solutions

Crescent Purchasing Consortium  ICT Networking and Storage Solutions Framework.

United Kingdom-Salford: Computer-related equipment

2020/S 228-562992

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)
Postal address: Procurement House, Leslie Hough Way
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M6 6AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1618231860
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.thecpc.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.thecpc.ac.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Public Sector
Postal address: Procurement House
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M6 6AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.thecpc.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.thecpc.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://suppliers.multiquote.com
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)
Postal address: Procurement House, Leslie Hough Way
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M6 6AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: j.edwards@thecpc.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1618231860
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.thecpc.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.thecpc.ac.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://suppliers.multiquote.com
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:

ICT Networking and Storage Solutions

 

Reference number: CA7876 – CPC/JE/01/2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30230000 Computer-related equipment

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The CPC is seeking to establish a multi-provider framework agreement on behalf of CPC members for ICT networking and storage solutions to cover supplies and services.

The framework will be split into three lots:

Lot 1: On Premise Solutions;

Lot 2: Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Solutions;

Lot 3: Consultancy Services.

CPC members are distributed across the UK, details for which can be found below by regional split:

www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php A list of members within a region, can then be viewed by clicking on each region name. The framework is also open to future members of the CPC and they will be from the education sector, with details available here: www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

Local authorities including EANI (Education Authority Northern Ireland) may also wish to use the resulting framework when procuring on behalf of educational establishments. www.local.gov.uk and www.eani.org.uk

The framework will also be open to the wider public sector. See VI.3).

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 3
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: On Premise Solutions

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
72700000 Computer network services
50312000 Maintenance and repair of computer equipment
30230000 Computer-related equipment
72500000 Computer-related services
48822000 Computer servers
45314320 Installation of computer cabling
72610000 Computer support services
30236000 Miscellaneous computer equipment
48820000 Servers

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UK.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Lot 1 provides for IT infrastructure solutions that are entirely delivered on-premise and includes but is not limited to the following technologies.

• Network hardware, including switches, routers, wireless access points, wireless network controllers, structured cabling and equipment accommodation that is external to a data centre. These may be delivered as core, distribution or access solutions or any combination of such.

• Network security solutions which includes both hardware and software designed to secure any part of the IT infrastructure, for example firewalls, web monitoring, email security and endpoint protection.

• Storage hardware which may include both network attached storage devices and storage area network solutions. This also includes storage controllers, of the type that allows software defined access to and aggregation of existing diverse storage hardware.

• Server hardware composed of such hardware as is specifically designed to deliver compute capacity for both physical server deployments and hosting of virtual servers. This may also include directly attached storage.

• Backup, archiving and data protection systems. This may include disk or tape backup, directly attached or network attached and includes data loss prevention solutions.

• Data Centre furniture, power systems and air conditioning systems. This includes server and communications accommodation including racks and shelving, mains power delivery systems, uninterruptible power systems, structured cabling, air conditioning and cooling systems.

• Monitoring systems including both premises and infrastructure monitoring and reporting systems.

All the above must be delivered on-premise in a way appropriate to specific requirements. This may be by way of 3 tier, converged or hyper-converged solutions that will inevitably deliver a mix of the above technologies in a single solution.

This lot includes supply only and the supply and delivery of physical equipment and associated software licensing, installation of solutions and any support and maintenance contracts as well as strategic technology partnerships. A strategic partnership is the creation of a collaborative agreement between a supplier and a customer for a pre-defined period of time to deliver technology programmes that are complex or wide reaching, where involving many suppliers over a period of time may produce inconsistencies in both quality and interoperability of technology solutions.

Furthermore, where required by members the scope includes refurbished equipment, re-manufactured equipment, and bespoke equipment.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Customer requirements / Weighting: 40.00 %
Price – Weighting: 60.00 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

48 month(s) from the commencement date, with 24 initial month(s) and option to extend 2 x 12 month(s).

 

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Solutions

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48822000 Computer servers
30236000 Miscellaneous computer equipment
30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
45314320 Installation of computer cabling
72500000 Computer-related services
72610000 Computer support services
30230000 Computer-related equipment
50312000 Maintenance and repair of computer equipment
72700000 Computer network services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UK.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Lot 2 provides for IT Infrastructure solutions that are either entirely cloud based or are a hybrid cloud solution comprising both on-premise and cloud components. Solutions may include but are not limited to the following technologies.

• Network solutions that include cloud components that may or may not be combined with on-premise hardware. Examples may include on-premise wireless solutions with cloud-based controllers or software defined network controllers for virtual WAN deployments.

• Network security solutions. These may include cloud-based security for cloud infrastructure deployments or hybrid solutions that have a much wider scope and can include such services as:

— identity and access management,

— data loss prevention,

— web security,

— intrusion management,

— mobile device management,

— email security,

— encryption,

— managed security services.

• Server solutions that are defined as delivering compute capacity either entirely or partly by cloud services. This includes virtualisation of servers and application delivery platforms allowing flexibility in solution design by defining the technology as compute rather than restricting to only specific server deployments.

• Storage solutions that are entirely cloud based or that integrate or interact with an on-premise storage deployment. This may be for storage of data, synchronisation services or may form part of a backup and archiving solution.

• Backup, archiving and data protection systems that are entirely or partly cloud-based and may include the provision of storage specific to the solution.

• Monitoring and reporting systems that are entirely or partly cloud based. This may include monitoring availability, capacity, performance and intrusion. This includes both premises monitoring and IT infrastructure monitoring and reporting.

This lot is to be used where any component of the solution is cloud based and where such components may integrate or interact with on-premise components.

This lot includes supply only and supply and delivery of physical equipment and associated software licensing, installation of the solution and any support and maintenance contracts as well as strategic technology partnerships. A strategic partnership is the creation of a collaborative agreement between a supplier and a customer for a pre-defined period of time to deliver technology programmes that are complex or wide reaching, where involving many suppliers over a period of time may produce inconsistencies in both quality and interoperability of technology solutions.

Furthermore, where required by members the scope includes refurbished equipment, re-manufactured equipment, and bespoke equipment.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Customer requirements / Weighting: 40.00 %
Price – Weighting: 60.00 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

48 month(s) from the commencement date, with 24 initial month(s) and option to extend 2 x 12 month(s).

 

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Consultancy Services

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
72700000 Computer network services
72610000 Computer support services
72500000 Computer-related services
72590000 Computer-related professional services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UK.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Lot 3: Consultancy services

Lot 3 is specifically for consultancy and design services where a solution is yet to be defined. The purpose of the consultancy services lot is to scope and determine a solution to members/contracting authorities’ requirements which may fit into either of lot 1 or lot 2.

This may also include strategic planning, financial viability and technology road maps.

This may lead to a separate exercise under lots 1 or 2.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Customer requirements / Weighting: 40.00 %
Price – Weighting: 60.00 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

48 month(s) from the commencement date, with 24 initial month(s) and option to extend 2 x 12 month(s).

 

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.1.2)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

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 36

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 158-386793

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/01/2021
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Wider Public Sector

At some point during the life of the framework agreement the current members of the following public sector organisations may wish to utilise the agreement and should have access at any point with the express permission of CPL Group through its group company Tenet Procurement Services which operates in the wider public sector. This agreement is not intended to replace any current agreements that either participating or non-participating Institutions may already have in place.

Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

Local Authorities

https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

https://www.local.gov.uk

NDPBs

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

National Parks Authorities

https://www.nationalparks.uk/about-us

Police Forces in the United Kingdom

https://www.police.uk/forces

https://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom

https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Fire-and-Rescue-Services

NHS Bodies England

https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx

Hospices in the UK

https://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice

https://www.hqp.org.uk/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

http://www.oscr.org.uk

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot

Scottish Parliament

http://www.parliament.scot/about-the-parliament.aspx

Scottish Local Authorities

https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies

https://www.mygov.scot/organisations/

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs

https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies

https://www.scot.nhs.uk/organisations

https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Police

http://www.scotland.police.uk

Scottish Housing Associations

https://www.sfha.co.uk/our-members/directory

The Scotland Office

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-scotland/about/our-governance

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland

https://www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/find-and-compare-landlords

Scottish Schools – Primary Schools

https://beta.gov.scot/policies/schools/

Secondary Schools

https://beta.gov.scot/policies/schools/

Special Schools

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/additional-support

Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.wlga.gov.uk/home

https://gov.wales/about/civilservice/?lang=en

Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies

https://gov.wales/

NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing Associations — registered Social Landlords Wales

https://gov.wales/registered-social-landlords

Social Care Wales

https://socialcare.wales/

NI Public Bodies Northern Ireland Government Departments https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/Your-executive/government-departments

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/government-departments-in-northern-ireland

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities

https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies

Schools and Universities in Northern Ireland

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://online.hscni.net

Northern Ireland Housing Associations

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations

Police Service of Northern Ireland

https://www.psni.police.uk

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Postal address: Procurement House, Leslie Hough Way
Town: Salford
Postal code: M6 6AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: contracting@thecpc.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 8000662188
Internet address: www.thecpc.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Postal address: Procurement House
Town: Salford
Postal code: M6 6AJ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1618231860

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of a 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved then the Public Contract Regulations 2015, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm, by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly.

 

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

Official name: Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Postal address: Procurement House, Leslie Hough Way
Town: Salford
Postal code: M6 6AJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: contracting@thecpc.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 8000662188
Internet address: www.thecpc.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/11/2020