United Kingdom-Worthing: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Periodic indicative notice – utilities
This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: https://www.southernwater.co.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Section II: Object
IT Software and Hardware Reseller Framework (prj_305)
Southern Water will contract with a minimum of two Resellers, for the purchase of Software, Hardware and associated Services.
This activity will seek to develop a Framework Agreement to cover the following:
— hardware reseller services (quotation to hardware delivery),
— management of hardware maintenance and support renewals,
— software reseller Services (quotation to software delivery),
— management of software license, maintenance and support renewals,
— hardware and software disposals service,
— provision of standard hardware.
The estimated release of the tender is January 2019, when additional information will be provided.
Southern Water is looking at the opportunity to streamline its supply base for IT Hardware and tactical Software procurement. This activity will seek to develop a Framework Agreement to cover the following:
— hardware reseller services (quotation to hardware delivery)
— management of hardware maintenance and support renewals
— software reseller Services (quotation to software delivery)
— management of software license, maintenance and support renewals
— hardware and software disposals service
— provision of standard hardware:
—— end user computing hardware – ad-hoc purchases (e.g. keyboards, monitors) and periodic desktop refresh projects
—— data center hardware – ad-hoc purchases (e.g.: routers, switches), major capital requirements (e.g. servers, storage, hyper-converged infrastructure), and related services such as installation
—— mobile telephony devices – ad-hoc purchases (e.g.: mobile handsets, car-kits) and periodic mobile device refresh projects.
Where appropriate, Suppliers will be required to provide sufficient warranties and support for products provided under this Framework.
Key requirements will include: value-for-money of reseller services, including access to special bid pricing; seamless supply provision; speed and accuracy of delivery; issue resolution; OEM relationships and accreditations; capability to execute projects and provide added-value services.
Southern Water intends to appoint a minimum of two resellers as a result of this ITT, with work being awarded on the basis of the best value for money offered by appointed resellers for specific requirements.
The framework will have no committed monetary value. Individual requirements will be competed between the successful service providers, as they arise, and awarded to the reseller that provides the best overall value for money.
The envisaged term of the IT Software and Hardware Reseller Framework is to run for an initial term of 4 years, with an option to extend by a further period, or periods, up to 4 years (8 years total).
Further descriptions of "Options" relating to this tender include, but are not limited to, the following IT Software and Hardware and associated services;
— hardware reseller services,
— software reseller services,
—— end user computing hardware,
—— data center hardware,
—— mobile telephony devices.
Suppliers should review the Opportunity Listing on the Southern Water Portal (prj_305) where all tender packs will be made readily available when the tender pack is finalised and released to market.
The below date for issuing the contract notice is subject to change.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As described in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The time limit included in section IV.2.2 of this notice (5.3.2019 at 11:30) is indicative and will be corrected within the Contract Notice issued pursuant to this PIN.
Further information can be found here — https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/opportunity/opportunityDetail.do?opportunityId=33064&oppList=CURRENT