Energinet.dk hereby initiates a tender concerning a Framework Agreement covering cloud on premise with a partner that can provide Cloud Based services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) as well as managed services/hosting where warranted. IaaS comprises hardware, storage, network and virtualization (of used) and PaaS comprises additionally components such as Operating Systems, (R)DBMS, OLTP, ML, CDN and ESB. Software as a Service must be self-contained solutions to support single or bundled vertical operations.
The role of the Nordic RSC within the agreed different services is to provide coordination services for the secure operation of the European transmission system, build consistent regional data, perform analyses, make recommendations and otherwise support harmonizing operational procedures and standards to help the Parties to maintain security of supply. The Nordic RSC needs to deliver the following five essential coordination functions:
1. Coordinated Security Analysis (including Remedial Actions-related analysis),
2. Short and Medium Term Adequacy Forecasts,
3. Coordinated Capacity Calculations,
4. Outage Planning Coordination, and
5. Individual Grid Model/Common Grid Model Delivery
Energinet.dk is appointed as the Hosting TSO for the Nordic RSC, thus Energinet.dk is also responsible for providing server capacity and other IT-tools for the Nordic RSCs current business functions and future functions as defined by the Entso-E rules. In this context, Energinet.dk requires an outsourced solution — cloud on premise — for core applications and systems. Furthermore selected parts of the IT-operations for involved IT-systems, in either primary or secondary form must be provided. The services required is based on the common Cloud Computing model and are divided into three parts: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). The ideal solution can be divided into a primary IaaS delivery, a secondary selection of Platform as a Service and Software as Service products, in order to free or avoid scaling resources for other purposes and to accommodate expected growth. Selected IT systems ranges from systems which are business critical, systems containing security sensitive data to systems that are neither business critical nor handles any security sensitive data. The current system landscape in scope is to a large extent standardized on Microsoft and Linux technologies. In the tendered the solution must be flexible enough to support expansions featuring NoSQL and Machine Learning technologies. Furthermore, to support the interfaces towards the current IT landscape a few special components, such as Palo Alto Networks PA-7060 firewalls will need to be accommodated. Energinet.dk is looking to sign a framework agreement with a partner that can provide Cloud Based services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) as well as managed services/hosting where warranted. IaaS comprises hardware, storage, network and virtualization (of used) and PaaS comprises additionally components such as Operating Systems, (R)DBMS, OLTP, ML, CDN and ESB. Software as a Service must be self-contained solutions to support single or bundled vertical operations. The framework agreement will cover the following service categories, which are described in greater detail in the following parts of Schedule 5 — Service Catalogue:
— Establishment services.
— VM Compute.
— VM Operations.
— HW Compute.
— Termination services.
Energinet.dk is especially looking for a partner, who is accustomed to handling and hosting sensitive systems and data, a partner that is actively investing in the this area, who has a suitable volume, that can offer relevant additional services and that has a proven track record. The geographical scope of the Agreement is the Nordic RSC which at the time of signing comprises Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The geographical scope can change as Energinet.dk and the other present and/or future participants in the Nordic RSC may establish or conduct businesses in other countries in the future.