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Services - 619698-2019

27/12/2019    S249

United Kingdom-Warwick: Hardware consultancy services

2019/S 249-619698

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

This notice is a periodic indicative notice only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Grid UK Ltd/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.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Other activity: Electricity and Gas

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:

The objective of this PIN is to provide notice regarding sourcing any, or all, of the following components. Suppliers should contact National Grid to indicate their expression of interest in bidding for each of the 4 components, National Grid will then confirm the applicable codes which suppliers must register against in Achilles' UVDB for the Pre Qualification event.

1) Data Center Co-location;

2) Managed Services;

3) Mainframes;

4) Data Center Migration.

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 210 000 000.00 USD
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The final scope has yet to be fully approved, however the lots are due to be split into the following components:

1) Data Center Co-Location;

2) Managed Services;

3) Mainframes;

4) Data Center Migration.

Any future contract award could either be for all components, or any combination of the above.

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 and 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.2.14)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
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.2.14)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: UKG13 Warwickshire
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.2.14)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
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.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
03/02/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Out of scope

(a) data center services for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI);

(b) support and maintenance of applications except where required to provide the underlying data center services;

(c) end user compute and desktop services.

About the organization:

National Grid is an international electricity and gas company primarily based in the UK and North-Eastern US. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to millions of people in a safe, efficient and reliable manner. National Grid’s principal operations are the ownership and operation of regulated electricity and gas infrastructure networks in the UK and the US, serving around 19 000 000 consumers directly and many more indirectly. National Grid also has interests in related markets, including electricity interconnectors, metering services, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities and property in the UK, LNG storage and transportation, unregulated gas transmission pipelines and home energy services in the US.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23/12/2019