REVENUE ADMIN MODERN (RAMP) - P102778
Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration | Published June 8, 2015 - Deadline June 16, 2015
Procurement Of Supply And Installation Of Information System
For The Purpose Of Tax Administrations Ict Infrastructure Enhancement
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Invitation forBids (IFB)
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
REVENUE ADMINISTRATIONMODERNIZATION PROJECT
LOAN No.: IBRD 7471-HR
1.This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General ProcurementNotice (GPN) GPN-WB1315-701/07 for this project, published in UNDB online on April 12, 2007. published in UNDB print edition issueno. 701 of April 30, 2007, and posted on the Croatian Tax Administration website on April 12, 2007.
2. The Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Finance has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction andDevelopment toward thecost of RevenueAdministration Modernization Project (hereinafter: RAMP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loanto payments under the agreement resulting from this IFB: Procurement of Supply and Installation of InformationSystem for the purpose of TaxAdministration's ICT infrastructure Enhancement
3. The Ministryof Finance, TaxAdministration (hereinafter: TA) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for :
Upgrade of the TA's networking infrastructure ? to accommodate new servers
Upgrade of the TA'server infrastructure ? to ensure betterscalability, reliability and provide enough computing resources
Implement shared storage infrastructure ? to enableconsolidated use of storage resources and provide better management and reliability
ITSW infrastructure ? upgrade of existing systems like e-mail, AD,backup, to ensure adequate service and reliability
Dataand IT service migration ? migration of existing services tonew server infrastructure, virtualization and data migration to shared storagesystem.
Testing and optimization of the whole infrastructure
The main objective of the projectis to consolidate andimprove PU IT infrastructure and establish a system for monitoring and management of the ICT infrastructure, achieving optimalorganization, reliability, availability and security, and toensure business continuity and fast recovery after theaccident.
Supplier tasks are hardware and network equipment delivery, placementandconfiguration on the primary location/datacenter (in Zagreb, Croatia)on the regional offices (ten locations around Croatia) and on disaster recovery site ; virtualization of existing infrastructure in high-availability architecture,migrationof legacy technologies and application solutions to actual versions where possible, implementation of management solutionsfor the network,security and infrastructure services to deliver hardware equipment, carry out the consolidation of networksubsystem and system and application infrastructure, and establish a highly available virtualization server platform that shouldreplace the existing physical servers.
The intended commencement date is within third quarter of2015 and the supply and installation period is estimated to 16 weeks from theEffective Date of the Contract awarded.
Moredetails about the goods, required types of key technologies, hardware, software, other products andequipment, as well as related services needed, including quantities, location, and number of project sites, and other informationare provided in the technical specifications in the Bidding document. Summary of Technical requirements can be inspected on TaxAdministration's official web site; http://www.porezna-uprava.hr/en/EN_projekti/Pages/WB%20projekti_vijesti.aspx,or by request towards contact personnel (paragraph 10. herewith)
4. Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified inthe World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, editionMay 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010); http://go.worldbank.org/RPHUY0RFI0, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meetthe following minimum qualification criteria: Experience criteria
During the past three (3) years, the Bidder must havecompleted two (2) successful contractsinvolving the development, installation, and provision of technical support for projects ofsimilar functional/technical characteristics. For this purpose, Bidders are required to provide a reference list of the completedContracts of Similar Nature and Complexity in accordance to Sample form 3.5.3a under the Section VII. of this Bidding documents. Incase of Joint Venture, members of a joint venture should demonstrate they meet this requirement jointly.
Financial viability and economiccapacity
1. The Bidder shall demonstrate average annual turnoverduring the last 3 years (, 2012, 2013 and 2014) of at least 1.700.000,00, EUR.
Bidder shall not operate at a loss within at last 3 (three) years (2012, 2013 and 2014). Bidder shall present BON-1 Creditworthiness Information and FinancialRating for 2012, 2013 and 2014
In the case of a joint bid, members of a joint venture should demonstrate they meet this requirement as a whole; eachpartner shouldmeet at least 15 % of the total requirement individually.
2.The Bidder shall submit Tax administration certificateon debt or equivalent document of authorized bodies of the country where the economic operator's head office is located to confirmit fulfills all tax liabilities and obligations related to pension and health insurance. Exception on full compliance is acceptableonly if based on applicable law.
Requested evidence shall not be older than 30 (thirty) days from the bid date.
In the case of a joint bid, all members of a joint venturehave the obligation to demonstrate they meet this requirement individually.
For foreign Bidders information on financial viability and economic capacity should be in the format and shall be issuedby and the relevant institution in their country in accordance with the legal and commercial regulations and practices in theircountry.
A bidder may demonstrate its financialviability and economic capacity by other evidence; different from the one requested, if required evidence may not be submitted dueto a legitimate reason and if the submitted evidence is of the same evidence value as the required one.
Bidder shoulddemonstrate following technical capacity:
Microsoft Gold Management and Virtualization competency;
Ability to escalate Incidents directly to Microsoft support;
Valid confirmation and/or license issued by IBM that proof status of accredited partnerfor IBM hardware support
the highest partner status for communication systems (CiscoGold Partner )
ISO/IEC 9001, 27001
In case of JointVenture, members of a joint venture shoulddemonstrate they meet thisrequirement jointly.
Bidder,including each of the partners of a JointVenture, shall provide information on any history of litigation or arbitration resulting from contracts executed in the last fiveyears or currently under execution.
Bidder's litigation history in totalshall not represent more than 1 (one) litigations or arbitrations awarded against theBidder of the last 5 (five) years
All pending litigation or arbitration shall in total not represent more than 2 (two).
Single Entity must meet requirement by itself or as partnerto past or existing JV.
Each partner ofJoint Venture must meet requirement byitself or as partner to past or existing JV.
The Warranty Period shall begin from the date of Operational Acceptance of the System and extend for 3years; The Warranty Period for hardware and network equipment, as a partof the System, should be extended for additional 2 years(meaning 5 years from Operational Acceptance date).
If not guaranteed by the manufacturer of theparticular good, extended warranty period for the hardware and network equipment (that includes at least covering defects in materials and workmanship in brandedhardware products as well as branded peripheral products) should be provided by the Supplier (or eligible Supplier's partner)
Following theexpiration of the Warranty Period (for hardware and network equipment only) Supplier (by itself or by its partner) should be ableto provide repair, replacement, or making good of any defect of any damage occurred under normal use under the separate, extrafinanced contract(s), for at least 3years following the expiration of the Warranty Period; this ability should be confirmed troughthewritten statement submitted within the Bid, without quoting any prices.
Mandatory requirements for keypersonnel:
at least Master Degree Academic levelin computer science, information technology or similar
atleast 5 years of specific experience
at least 2 similar projects on similar positions
beproficient in English
knowledge of the Croatian languagewill be considered as an advantage
The Bidder must be able to provide special key experts forthis contract as follows:
Project Manager - PM is responsible for the overall fulfillment of allproject and financialmanagement tasks in a timely and professional manner and for the professional coordination of the project. PMis also responsible for the delivery of the total services offering and will be the primary contactpoint for the project. PM willdevelop the project plan and ensure that milestones are met. They coordinate all resources and manage day-to-day activities of theproject team. PM communicates closely to all team. PM also communicates with and Project Implementation body which beappointed byTA. Knowledge of the Croatian language will be considered as an advantage.
at least 4 Implementation Experts- certified engineering personnel responsible for implementation (installation,setup and configuration) of different technologies and Data Centre components
Mandatory certificates for system infrastructure consolidation experts - members of the implementationteam
Windows Server2012 MCSE: Private cloud
MicrosoftExchange Enterprise Administrator
IBM CertifiedDeployment Professional - Tivoli Storage Manager
Mandatory certificates for VIES system application infrastructure consolidation experts - members of theimplementationteam
IBM CertifiedAdministrator for SOA Solutions - WebSphere Process Server
IBM Certified System Administrator - WebSphere Portal
IBM CertifiedAdvanced Database Administrator - DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
IBM Certified Systems Expert - High Availability for AIX Technical Support andAdministration
Mandatory certificates for network consolidation experts-members of the implementation team
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Voice
Cisco CertifiedInternetwork Expert (CCIE) Security
Cisco CertifiedInternetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching
Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP)
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
To prove personal capabilities Bidder can use Subcontractors professionals that have requiredpersonal capabilities.
5. A pre-bid meeting which potential bidders may attendwill be held on May 20th, 2015 at 1:00 PM, in Ministry of Finance, Croatian Tax Administration, Bo?kovi?eva 5,HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia, room 313.
6. Acomplete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased (and/or before purchasing previously inspected every working day from Monday toFriday from 9,00 to 3,00 PM at the address givenat para.10) starting on April 30th , 2015 , upon submission of a written application and evidence of payment of anonrefundable fee in amount of HRK 500,00 or EUR65,00 to the following accounts:
For local bidders the amount of KN 500,00 to the account number: IBAN: HR1210010051863000160, Model: 64, CodeNumber: 9733-20181-5410251, (Client: Republic of Croatia, State Budget) ? at Croatian National Bank, Trg hrvatskih velikana, 10000Zagreb, corresponding to the above listed contract.
For foreign applicants the amount of EUR65,00 to the foreign currency account number:1863000160, Swift Code: NBHRHR2XXXX; IBAN: HR1210010051863000160, Reference: 64-9733-20181-5410251, (Client: Republic of Croatia,State Budget) ? at Croatian National Bank, Trg hrvatskih velikana, 10000 Zagreb, corresponding to the above listedcontract.
If requested, upon receipt of evidenceof paymentto the address/e-mail/facsimile number indicated in para.III , the documents will be promptly dispatched by post office and, inaddition, electronically via e-mail but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery.
Bidders should note that the electronic pdf. version of the bidding documents would beissued solely to facilitate thepreparation of the bid. In the event of any discrepancy between hard and electronic copies of thebidding documents, the hard copy will prevail.
7. Bidsmust be delivered to the address belowat or before June 16th , 2015 1:00p.m. (following Croatian local time). Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of thebidders' authorized representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below on June 16th , 2015 at 1:00 p.m. (following Croatian local time);
Ministry ofFinance, Tax Administration- Central Office
Address and place of Public Bid Opening: Bo?kovi?eva 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Room 313, floor 3rd
8. All bids must beaccompanied by a Bid Security in amount of 304.800,00 HRK (or 40.000,00 EUR, or 43.660,00USD)
9. The attention of prospective Biddersis drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid licenseor was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded WorldBank-financed contracts
10. Contact personnel:
name of office: Ministry of Finance,Tax Administration
name of officer: Ms. Jelena Mihaljevi?, procurement officer, Mr. Zvonko Sedmak, Implementation Unit Manager
postal address: Bo?kovi?eva 5, Zagreb, attn. Revenue AdministrationModernization Project (office location:Albrechtova 42)
telephone number:+385 1 2386820, +385 1 2386951
facsimile number: +385 1 2386985
e-mailaddress: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.