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Notice Summary

Title:
Ireland-Dublin: Supply, Implementation, and Support of VMWare Software
Document Ref:
399471-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
Published By:
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
Date Published:
25 August 2020
Deadline Date:
29 September 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

The contracting entity intends to procure a supply, implementation and support Contract for the VMWare suite of products across the ESB VMWare Estate.All renewals of the existing subscription estate and procurement of future subscriptions will be covered by the proposed contractIt is proposed that the contract will include:• support and subscription services for ESB's existing VMWare Suite of products;• an enterprise purchasing program for additional licences;• ability to log support cases on a 24 x 7 basis;• access to VMWare and reseller certified support staff;• telephone and e-mail support locally;• reseller consultancy services as required.Applicants must confirm they are certified to supply, implement, and support VMWare licenses.It is envisaged that the contract will be for an initial 3-year period with the option to extend for 2 years by mutual agreement, for a total contract period of 5 years (3 + 2 years).

Notice Details

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

N/A

2 Gateway, East Wall Road

Dublin 3

IE

Contact person: Conor Molloy

Telephone: +353 17026543

E-mail: Conor.molloy@esb.ie

NUTS: IE0

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.esb.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/377

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=172533&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=172533&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.6) Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Supply, Implementation, and Support of VMWare Software

Reference number: SS CON 5183

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The contracting entity intends to procure a supply, implementation and support Contract for the VMWare suite of products across the ESB VMWare Estate.

All renewals of the existing subscription estate and procurement of future subscriptions will be covered by the proposed contract

It is proposed that the contract will include:

• support and subscription services for ESB's existing VMWare Suite of products;

• an enterprise purchasing program for additional licences;

• ability to log support cases on a 24 x 7 basis;

• access to VMWare and reseller certified support staff;

• telephone and e-mail support locally;

• reseller consultancy services as required.

Applicants must confirm they are certified to supply, implement, and support VMWare licenses.

It is envisaged that the contract will be for an initial 3-year period with the option to extend for 2 years by mutual agreement, for a total contract period of 5 years (3 + 2 years).

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE0

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

ESB uses VMWare ESX Hypervisor to provide Server virtualisation in its Datacentres. ESB currently deploy 597 vSphere licenses, across 255 VMWare ESX Servers hosting over 2 500 virtual servers.

The contracting entity intends to procure a supply, implementation and support Contract for the VMWare suite of products across the ESB VMWare Estate.

All renewals of the existing subscription estate and procurement of future subscriptions will be covered by the proposed contract.

It is proposed that the contract will include:

• support and subscription services for ESB's existing VMWare Suite of products;

• an enterprise purchasing program for additional licences;

• ability to log support cases on a 24 x 7 basis;

• access to VMWare and reseller certified support staff;

• telephone and e-mail support locally;

• reseller consultancy services as required.

Applicants must confirm they are certified to supply, implement, and support VMWare licenses.

It is envisaged that the contract will be for an initial 3-year period with the option to extend for 2 years by mutual agreement, for a total contract period of 5 years (3 + 2 years).

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated in the pre-qualification questionnaire document on eTenders.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 174898

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 174898

III.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 174898

III.1.7) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 174898

III.1.8) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 174898

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 174898

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated with call for competition

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 29/09/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 02/11/2020

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 174898.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Chief Registrar

Four Courts, Inns Quay

Dublin 7

IE

Telephone: +353 18886000

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.courts.ie

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/08/2020

Current Notes