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Services - 460198-2021

10/09/2021    S176

United Kingdom-Warwick: Hardware consultancy services

2021/S 176-460198

Contract award notice – utilities

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Grid UK Limited / National Grid USA Service Company, Inc
Postal address: Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill
Town: Warwick
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Postal code: CV34 6DA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andy Wright
E-mail: andy.wright@nationalgrid.com
Telephone: +44 7832156146
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.nationalgrid.com
I.6)Main activity
Electricity

Section II: Object

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

Data Center Strategy, Transition and Transformation

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72100000 Hardware consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

National Grid is looking to deliver next generation capabilities in data center, networks, and improve the

operating model. This will enable the secure provision of reliable services to the business.

Operationally it’s key that National Grid achieve improved service delivery speed, scalability, and flexibility

delivered though the optimization of data center footprint, automation of operations and the developing and

implementing hybrid cloud architectures that meet National Grid’s current needs and can flex to meet our future

needs. 4 Lots:

1. Data Center Co-location

2. Managed Services

3. Mainframes

4. Data Center Migration

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)
Value excluding VAT: 44 500 000.00 USD
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Data Center Co-Location

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32420000 Network equipment
32424000 Network infrastructure
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Main site or place of performance:

Services to be provided from UK and US

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1) Data Center Co-location:

a. Global approach for data center’s complying to regional regulatory concern’s. (Servicing USA & UK

business).

b. Facilities to host IT hardware including (but not limited to) Servers, Storage, Secure Archive and backup,

networking equipment and all associated inputs including space, power connectivity, required cooling and

heating facilities.

c. Associated Network Services to provide adequate data connectivity and appropriate bandwidth.

d. Maintenance of physical assets in the data centers.

e. Ability to include security services – physical and cyber.

f. Integration with National Grid security operations.

g. Management and Monitoring of all co-located services (i.e. power efficiency, environmental, physical and

cyber security)

h. Maintain a secure physical environment and maintain secure systems in line with National Grid standards

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

5 year term plus two further 1 year extension options for year 6 and year 7

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Hardware Managed Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72510000 Computer-related management services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Main site or place of performance:

Services to be provided from UK & US

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

2. Hardware Managed Services

a. Data Center Managed Services to provide operational support for scope of existing datacenter and cloud

estate.

b. For servers including but not limited to OS, hypervisor, all storage services, backup, patches, licensing, asset

management, capacity management, Incident management, configuration management, problem management

etc

c. Data Center Managed Services to provide operational support for scope for future data center and cloud

estate.

d. Services for cloud (PAAS / SAAS/ IAAS) in private and public cloud.

e. Integration and Interoperability in a multi-vendor National Grid ecosystem.

f. Integration with National Grid security operations.

g. Adherence to various regulations including-

- All US Data privacy

- SOX , FERC (Marketer Separation)

- PCI, GDPR

h. Infrastructure, Performance Management, Monitoring and Secure Operations

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

5 year contract with two optional 1 year extensions for years 6 & 7

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Mainframes

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
50312110 Maintenance of mainframe computers
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: US United States
Main site or place of performance:

Services from US

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

3. Mainframes

a. Optional co-location for mainframe services.

b. Optional RACF management and services.

c. Manage and maintain the current set of mainframes along with their existing applications.

d. Integration with National Grid security operations.

e. Infrastructure, Performance Management, Monitoring and Secure Operations

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

5 year contract with two 1 year optional extensions for years 6 & 7

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Migration Services

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72266000 Software consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG13 Warwickshire
Main site or place of performance:

Services provided from UK & US

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Migration Services

Contributing to National Grid’s strategy and roadmap including, but not limited to:

a. Data Center Migration activities - traditional, physical, and virtualized

b. Application Migration activities

c. Data Migration activities.

d. Remediation activities.

e. Security compliance.

f. Management, Monitoring and Reporting.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Initial 18 months contract based on project schedule plan and performance, with no formal extension options.

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 212-521277
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a periodic indicative notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 7200002122
Title:

UK Services Agreement between NGUK and Wipro for Data Center

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
01/06/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 39
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 39
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Wipro Ltd
Town: Bangladore
NUTS code: IN India
Country: India
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 44 500 000.00 USD
Total value of the contract/lot: 44 500 000.00 USD
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Call for Competition via Achilles

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: National Grid UK Ltd
Postal address: Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill
Town: Warwick
Postal code: CV34 6DA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/09/2021