Provision of Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI)
Leicester City Council | Published April 13, 2017 - Deadline May 11, 2017
Leicester City Council (LCC) wishes to replace existing server infrastructure including server blades, blade enclosures, blade network switches, blade SAN switches, physical servers, fibre channel and SAN storage with a Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) platform to a single Contractor (“the Supplier”) to provide the goods/services (“the Services”), and as called off additional functionality that maybe required over the term of five (5) years Existing infrastructure resides in the LCC Data Centre located on Anstey Lane, Beaumont Leys, Leicester and a smaller Disaster Recovery (DR) site located within City Hall, Leicester, which provides backup/replication and business continuity services. The majority of this infrastructure is nearing end of serviceable life and no longer meets the levels of performance required by the Authority. The current platform is complex to maintain and troubleshoot during incidents and root cause analysis. The Council also operates a PC replacement cycle for approximately 6,000 end user devices including laptops, desktops, ultra-mobile, tablets and mobile/smartphones. Consequently the Council seeks to understand how any proposed HCI platform could be expanded to support Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) generally and specifically to deliver desktop services to approximately 500 end user devices located in our Libraries, Customers Services Centre(s) and Kiosks. Further information about the opportunity can be found in the ITT documentation which sets out details of the Council's requirements and how to submit your Tender. Electronic submission is essential via the Delta eSourcing system, https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html. This should include electronic signatures, where Tenderers have the capability. Tender submission by fax or email shall not be accepted. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. Tenderers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 8DV7897962 If you experience any technical difficulties please contact Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on 0845 270 7050 or email email@example.com All communications in relation to this must be made through the Delta eSourcing system, https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html and Tenderers shall not communicate directly with the Lead Contact Officer or any employees or elected members of the Council. ITT responses to be returned by 1400hrs on 12th May 2017 at the very latest. Late submissions and those received by any other means will not be accepted. Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become "invisible" at midnight,11th May 2017. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally.