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04/12/2015    S235    Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Reading: Data-processing machines (hardware)

2015/S 235-425925

Prior information notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium
Postal address: U. of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG6 6BZ
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Carli Thatcher
E-mail: c.thatcher@reading.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1189357081

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.supc.ac.uk/

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework for the provision of compute, servers, storage and related solutions including converged and HPC.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
UK.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This PIN is to notify of the intention to tender for a framework for the provision of compute and storage hardware and enabling software, including virtual appliances, support and maintenance and warranty extensions, software defined storage and backup solutions. It also includes compute and server related solutions, converged, hyper-converged, HPC and associated infrastructure. Both purchase and lease are included.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30210000, 30211100, 30233000, 30233140, 30233141, 30233180, 30233132, 30233100, 30233150, 30234000, 48820000, 48821000, 48822000, 48823000, 48824000, 48825000, 48782000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
6.6.2016
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
SUPC is acting as lead organisation on behalf of its members and also for members of the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium for Wales (HEPCW), the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), the NorthWest Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) and APUC Limited (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges). SUPC is not acting as an agent in the legal sense on behalf of participating organisations.
A full list of the participating Consortia members are available on the Consortia websites:

www.supc.ac.uk

www.lupc.ac.uk

www.neupc.ac.uk

www.nwupc.ac.uk

www.hepcw.ac.uk

www.apuc-scot.ac.uk

This PIN is to notify of the intention to tender for a framework for the provision of compute and storage hardware and enabling software, including virtual appliances, support and maintenance and warranty extensions, software defined storage and backup solutions. It also includes compute and server related solutions, converged, hyper-converged, HPC and associated infrastructure.
The lot structure is under consideration but may include lots for the following:
— Lot 1: Compute, servers including Virtual Appliances, software support and maintenance including warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only, with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners;
— Lot 2: Storage, hardware Including Virtual Appliances Software defined storage inclusive of object storage, backup solutions, software Support and Maintenance Including warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners;
— Lot 3: Compute and Storage Solutions, including: HPC associated infrastructure, Converged, and Hyper Converged Solutions, intrinsic networking \ interconnects, virtual appliances, software defined storage, object storage, backup solutions and intrinsic to solution software Support and Maintenance and warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners;
— Lot 4: Compute and Storage Solutions, covering: HPC associated infrastructure, e.g. object storage, Converged, and Hyper Converged Solutions, including servers, storage, intrinsic networking \ interconnects, Virtual Appliances, Software defined storage, object storage backup solutions and intrinsic to solution software Supportand Maintenance and warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to approved Resellers only. This lot will have a focus on the delivery of innovative Multi-vendor solutions.
Organisations interested in bidding for this opportunity are asked to contact SUPC for further information using the contact details included in this notice.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Servers
1)Short description:
Compute, servers including Virtual Appliances, software support and maintenance including warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only, with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30210000, 30211100, 30233000, 30233140, 30233141, 30233180, 30233132, 30233100, 30233150, 30234000, 48820000, 48821000, 48822000, 48823000, 48824000, 48825000, 48782000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Storage
1)Short description:
Storage, hardware including Virtual Appliances, Software defined storage inclusive of object storage, backup solutions, software Support and Maintenance Including warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30210000, 30211100, 30233000, 30233140, 30233141, 30233180, 30233132, 30233100, 30233150, 30234000, 48820000, 48821000, 48822000, 48823000, 48824000, 48825000, 48782000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Compute and storage solutions
1)Short description:
Compute and Storage Solutions. Including HPC associated infrastructure, Converged, and Hyper Converged Solutions, intrinsic networking \ interconnects, Virtual Appliances, Software defined storage, object storage backup solutions and intrinsic to solution software Support and Maintenance and warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) only with the option to supply direct and/or nominate a specified number of approved channel partners.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30210000, 30211100, 30233000, 30233140, 30233141, 30233180, 30233132, 30233100, 30233150, 30234000, 48820000, 48821000, 48822000, 48823000, 48824000, 48825000, 48782000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 4 Lot title: Approved resellers for Compute and Storage solutions
1)Short description:
Compute and Storage Solutions, covering: HPC associated infrastructure, e.g. object storage, Converged, and Hyper Converged Solutions, including servers, storage, intrinsic networking \ interconnects, Virtual Appliances, Software defined storage, object storage backup solutions and intrinsic to solution software Support and Maintenance and warranty extensions. Agreements may be awarded to approved Resellers only. This lot will have a focus on the delivery of innovative Multi-vendor solutions.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30210000, 30211100, 30233000, 30233140, 30233141, 30233180, 30233132, 30233100, 30233150, 30234000, 48820000, 48821000, 48822000, 48823000, 48824000, 48825000, 48782000

5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): It is anticipated that some call-off contracts under this framework may be part funded from external streams including European Union (EU) Funding (ERDF/ESF) and others. All funding accessed will be fully ERDF/ESF compliant in relation to Education Framework and funding conditions.
VI.2)Additional information:
An event will be held in Reading (United Kingdom) on Tuesday 26th January for interested bidders to attend and obtain further information. This event will be limited to one representative from each organisation. Interested organisations must contact SUPC before Friday 8.1.2016 to obtain further details and confirm attendance.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
2.12.2015