Tender for Supply Installation and Support of a SAN Infrastructure Renewal

Tender for Supply Installation and Support of a SAN Infrastructure Renewal

The University has a requirement to renew its current SAN framework agreement to supply equipment, software, support and services to replace and develop the current SAN Infrastructure.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Computer servers

2014/S 053-088514

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Birmingham
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/
For the attention of: Helen Foster
B15 2TT Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1214147004
E-mail: h.j.foster@bham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214143459

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Tender for the Supply, Installation and Support of a SAN Infrastructure Renewal.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UKG31

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The University has a requirement to renew its current SAN framework agreement to supply equipment, software, support and services to replace and develop the current SAN Infrastructure.
The objectives of the SAN Infrastructure Renewal tender are to select a vendor/vendors solution which will:
1. Provide affordable ongoing storage provision for the University and a framework for future expansion and possible consolidation of the heterogeneous disparate storage environment; and
2. Provision of a next generation data storage solution and infrastructure that is scalable, flexible and resilient with the ability to meet the data storage demands placed on it by the needs of the University over the next 5-7 years and beyond.
In summary, the main drivers for the project are, to increase the storage capacity, enhance performance, reduce maintenance and ongoing costs and decrease the time to backup. These should be achieved whilst maintaining the level of reliability and performance, with the capability of expansion and an upgrade path. In particular, the selected vendor/vendors need to address:
— End of service life of the existing two HP EVA8100s.
— Space, both physical space and disk space.
— Management, including storage management from different locations, firmware upgrades, reporting, monitoring, diagnostics and performance.
— Availability and resilience, addressing near 100 % service availability and resilience across two data centres.
— Backup enhancement.
— Data Tiering.
— Green agenda.
— Ongoing support costs.
— Provide solutions for commodity and enterprise class storage.
We expect an initial spend of approximately GBP 1 m, with additional investment annually to allow for incremental growth of core systems already housed on the SAN. The initial spend will allow us to replace existing capacity plus allow for a modest amount for growth.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48822000, 72600000, 48782000, 48781000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 9.4.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.4.2014 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Internal Audit acting as adjudicator.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT Birmingham
E-mail: h.j.foster@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1214145389
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.3.2014