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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Bridgend: IT Support Services
Document Ref:
GB003M104406
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Public Services Ombudsman for Wales - Ombwdsmon Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus Cymru
Date Published:
30 September 2020
Deadline Date:
30 October 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

2.3 The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales is seeking to appoint an IT support provider that will be responsible for: • Ensuring that the Ombudsman IT systems and IT devices authorised to connect to PSOW on premise servers e.g. individual PSOW Issued PC’s / laptops / other portable media (i.e. tablets / smartphones) are available for use, and to proactively manage the PSOW IT infrastructure to minimise downtime and to meet an overall availability target% of 99% (excluding planned outages) • Providing 2nd line IT Support to the PSOW IT Team who provide the 1st line helpdesk support service to PSOW staff. • Providing 1st line support to PSOW staff working at PSOW offices or at home relating to PSOW hardware and authorised applications and connection to PSOW servers for urgent matters where PSOW internal IT team are not available. • Providing proactive monitoring, management and reporting to PSOW of IT security matters including malware risks and up to date virus definitions to provide assurance for security of PSOW servers, network and connected hardware. • To manage and monitor in-house server backups and to work with the external cloud backup solution provider to provide assurance for the integrity of the data, and to assist where necessary in the recovery from the cloud of this data (for testing and real events). • To liaise with contracted 3rd party application / software providers to assist in fault resolution or upgrades. • To provide additional project work at agreed rates in a timely manner. The above is a summary of the main requirements. Full details of the service requirements are provided within the Specification as detailed in Schedule 1 NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=104406. The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx. Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales - Ombwdsmon Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus Cymru
IT, 1 Ffordd yr Hen Gae, Pencoed,
Bridgend CF35 5LJ UK
John Young +44 1656740156
john.young@ombudsman.wales
http://www.ombudsman.wales https://www.ombwdsmon.cymru/http://www.sell2wales.gov.waleshttp://www.sell2wales.gov.wales

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

IT Support Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

2.3 The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales is seeking to appoint an IT support provider that will be responsible for:

• Ensuring that the Ombudsman IT systems and IT devices authorised to connect to PSOW on premise servers e.g. individual PSOW Issued PC’s / laptops / other portable media (i.e. tablets / smartphones) are available for use, and to proactively manage the PSOW IT infrastructure to minimise downtime and to meet an overall availability target% of 99% (excluding planned outages)

• Providing 2nd line IT Support to the PSOW IT Team who provide the 1st line helpdesk support service to PSOW staff.

• Providing 1st line support to PSOW staff working at PSOW offices or at home relating to PSOW hardware and authorised applications and connection to PSOW servers for urgent matters where PSOW internal IT team are not available.

• Providing proactive monitoring, management and reporting to PSOW of IT security matters including malware risks and up to date virus definitions to provide assurance for security of PSOW servers, network and connected hardware.

• To manage and monitor in-house server backups and to work with the external cloud backup solution provider to provide assurance for the integrity of the data, and to assist where necessary in the recovery from the cloud of this data (for testing and real events).

• To liaise with contracted 3rd party application / software providers to assist in fault resolution or upgrades.

• To provide additional project work at agreed rates in a timely manner.

The above is a summary of the main requirements. Full details of the service requirements are provided within the Specification as detailed in Schedule 1

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=104406.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
48000000 Software package and information systems
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72100000 Hardware consultancy services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72300000 Data services
72400000 Internet services
72500000 Computer-related services
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
72700000 Computer network services
72800000 Computer audit and testing services
72900000 Computer back-up and catalogue conversion services
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

2.4 The contract will be for a 3-year term with the option to extend annually up to a maximum of 2 further years by mutual agreement. It is anticipated that the contract will commence no later than 4th January 2021 (to include a maximum of 3 months handover from existing IT support provider if applicable).

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders     30-10-2020  Time  17:00Estimated award date 30-11-2020

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN  CY 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:104406)

5.2

Additional Documentation

IT_Support_TenderDocument September 2020
Wasanaethau Cymorth TG Hydref 2020

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 30-09-2020

Current Notes