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United Kingdom-Coventry: Computer-related management services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Provision of Cloud Services
Each of STW and HD wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), Platform as a Service (Paas), Core, Innovation and other Cloud Services.
The scope of this joint procurement is for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), core, innovation and other cloud services to enable the Utilities chosen SI to perform the following services:
— full scale data centre migration to public cloud,
— migration of workloads into public cloud,
— transformation of workloads already within public cloud,
— partial migration of some systems into public cloud,
— ongoing management of workloads within public cloud.
The utilities are looking to appoint a number of framework providers (up to a maximum of 6). It is envisaged that the Utilities will nominate a primary framework holder and a number of secondary framework holders. The primary framework holder will be responsible for performing the utilities core work under the framework. The utilities will be free to award works packages to the primary framework holder without consulting the secondary framework holders. Where the Utilities have a niche or specific need (as determined by the utilities), the utilities may offer the primary and secondary framework holders an opportunity to participate in a mini tender process to identify who a works package should be awarded to. The utilities will award the relevant works package to the framework holder who is successful in the mini tender process. Full details on the framework structure will be published in the RFP. Please note that due to the diversity and broad nature of the public cloud market, this envisaged structure is subject to change.
There will be an immediate requirement to contract under the Framework Agreement for an initial works package to enable the migration of the utilities data centres by our existing SI Framework. This works package will be awarded to the primary framework holder.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As set out in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Applicants should refer to the instructions to participants for the timetable for responding to the pre-qualification questionnaire. There is no guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender. STW and HD are not bound to enter into agreements with any party. There is no contractual right (express or implied) which arises from this notice or the procurement process at any time. Response to this notice, the submission of a response to the PQQ, submission of tenders and/or participation in the procurement process is at the candidates own costs and expense. There is no guarantee of volume or exclusivity under the framework.
STW and HD will incorporate a ten (10) calendar day standstill period in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm to take action in the High Court of England and Wales.