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United Kingdom-London: Information technology services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
Section II: Object
End User Computing and Virtual Platforms
The Trust is seeking a supplier to provide hosting, support and maintenance for the virtual desktop infrastructure environment currently implemented across the Trust. The Trust would also like to explore the possibility of procuring a wider service wrap and provision to cover further elements of end user computing and end user devices, including gold image build, user administration and device provision and build. The intention is, through this contract, to iterate and modernise the virtual platforms and end user computing solution and service wrap to further improve the end user experience, and better enable different ways of working across the Trust.
The procurement of a virtual platforms and end user computing service is part of a wider programme of infrastructure transformation across the Trust. Through this programme, the Trust has already awarded cloud hosting and local area network and network management contracts in order to modernise and transform infrastructure provision. The virtual platforms and end user computing supplier would be expected to work closely with both internal ICT teams and the wider Trust ICT supply chain in order to deliver real transformative change to end users.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers are invited to attend a webinar on 11.12.2019 at 3-4 p.m. where further information regarding this procurement opportunity will be communicated. Post this webinar, interested suppliers will be invited to attend a market engagement session with the Trust in order to further inform the procurement approach. Note, webinar details can be requested through the contact details specified in this PIN.
Should the Trust choose to hold an OJEU competition for this tender, a detailed contract notice shall be released in order to notify the market. The Trust reserves the right to ultimately not hold an OJEU competition for this tender should the Trust conclude that this would not be the most appropriate route to market. The Trust may choose to run a competition through a pre-existing framework agreement should this be considered the most appropriate route to market.
The Trust shall have no liability for any costs, expenses, fees or charges (including third party costs) incurred by those expressing interest in and/or participating in market engagement for this opportunity.