Invitation To Tender For The Supply Of Servers, Storage And Network Devices And A Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement For The Supply Of Servers, Storage And Network Devices

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
National Transport Authority
N/A
Dun Sceine
Harcourt Lane
Iveagh Court
Ireland
Contact person: Mark Bradwell
Telephone: +353 18798300
E-mail: procurement@nationaltransport.ie
Fax: +353 1-8798333
NUTS code: IE061

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://nationaltransport.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/1149

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=131316&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=131316&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Transport

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Invitation to Tender for the Supply of Servers, Storage and Network Devices and a Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for the Supply of Servers, Storage and Network Devices

II.1.2)Main CPV code
48821000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This competition consists of:

1) Award of the contract for Supply of Servers, Storage and Network Devices to the most economically advantageous tender; and

2) Establishment of a Framework Agreement for Supply of Servers, Storage and Network Devices based on the 3 highest ranked Tenderers from 1 above.

The Authority has 2 very specific hardware requirements in the short term, as follows:

1) Upgrade of the Virtual Desktop Environment to support increased resilience and an increased user base. The strategy involves procuring new infrastructure for the primary environment and to move the aging infrastructure from the primary to the Disaster Recovery environment;

2) Expansion of the Route modelling Environment to support increased compute and storage requirements of the modelling team.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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)
30233000
30233100
30233110
30233120
30233130
30233140
30233180
30234000
30234500
30237110
30237135
32400000
32420000
32421000
32422000
32423000
32424000
32425000
32426000
32427000
32428000
48820000
48822000
48823000
48824000
48825000
72317000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This competition consists of:

1) Award of the contract for Supply of Servers, Storage and Network Devices to the most economically advantageous tender based on the contract award criteria; and

2) Establishment of a Framework Agreement for Supply of Servers, Storage and Network Devices based on the three highest ranked Tenderers from 1 above.

The Authority has 2 very specific hardware requirements in the short term, as follows:

1) Upgrade of the Virtual Desktop Environment to support increased resilience (from 99 % to 99.9 %) and an increased user base (up from 180 to 250). The strategy involves procuring new infrastructure for the primary environment and to move the aging infrastructure from the primary to the Disaster Recovery (DR) environment. The requirement is described in more detail below.

2) Expansion of the Route modelling Environment to support increased compute and storage requirements of the modelling team. The requirement is described in more detail in below.

The on-going range of hardware products required will include:

— Servers,

— Storage Devices and associated peripherals (e.g. cables etc.),

— Network Devices and associated peripherals (e.g. cables etc.),

— Warranty, and

— Hardware Maintenance.

Below is an indicative list of envisaged project type work to be completed over the next 3 years.

— Infrastructure relocation to Cloud – re-location of the Authority’s Journey Planner and Real Time Passenger Information Systems to the cloud.

— Bus market Opening Systems – It is envisaged that the Bus Market Opening programme will lead to at least 4 new systems that will be hosted in the cloud.

— System Expansion – the Authority expects to expand the storage and compute infrastructure in early 2019 to accommodate new systems.

— Email – implementation of Microsoft Office 365 is expected in the coming two to three years

— Business Intelligence – it is expected that the Authority will deploy a more extensive Business Intelligence Platform.

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
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: no
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
List and brief description of conditions:

As set out in the tender documents.

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
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:

As set out in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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: 3
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
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: 01/08/2018
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 31/01/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 01/08/2018
Local time: 12:00

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 will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers relating to this contract award procedure irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is postponed or cancelled. All costs incurred by interested parties in participating in this competition must be borne by them.

Any contract award will be subject to a number of preconditions, including production of a current tax clearance certificate or tax clearance statement from the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. The contracting authority may terminate this competition (or any part thereof), change the basis of and the procedures for the bidding process, at any time, or procure the project by alternative means if it appears that the project can thereby be more advantageously procured. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.

Refer to procurement documents for further information.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of Ireland
Four Courts, Ground Floor (East Wing), Inns Quay
Dublin
D7
Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000
E-mail: highcourtcentraloffice@courts.ie
Fax: +353 18886125

Internet address: http://www.courts.ie

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As set out in SI nº 130/2010 European Communities (Public Authorities' Contracts) (Review Procedures) Regulations 2010 (in particular Regulation 7 thereof).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/06/2018