II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Porton Biopharma (PBL) is undertaking an extensive programme of work to create a new ICT core infrastructure, following the approval of a 5-year technical strategy by the business, mid-2019. Beginning with a limited scope ‘Pilot’ phase, the primary hosting and network solutions, cyber-security controls and use-cases must be trialled and refined. The duration of the Pilot is expected to be circa 6 months.
Having been fully dependent on Public Health England (PHE) ICT services and infrastructure since its inception in 2015, it is strategically important for PBL to now establish a completely new and independent ICT operation.
The following technical strategy has been approved for implementation. Within the limited scope of a Pilot phase, ICT services organisations are invited to express an interest in designing, supplying and building this environment in close collaboration with a dedicated PBL team, on a fixed-price basis.
— HCI-based hosting platform – currently specified as Dell-EMC VxRail stretch-cluster,
— physical network underlay (limited scope),
— perimeter firewall (to be specified),
— SDN network overlay technology (circa 30 endpoints) – currently specified as Cisco’s SDA solution,
— Horizon VDI for application and desktop virtualisation (2-3 pilot application environments).
— MS Windows domain(s) dedicated to PBL – including all domain-related services and inter-domain trust for testing purposes,
— coherent IDAM/RBAC ecosystem.
The Pilot infrastructure will form the basis of a broader enterprise ICT core infrastructure that will be built-out in subsequent programme phases.
PBL operates within a highly regulated pharmaceutical environment (within FDA and MHRA codes/guidance for GMP IT). Close collaboration with PBL and adherence to ITIL principles and local IT infrastructure qualification controls will be critical to ensure compliance with regulatory standards from day-1.
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: 24
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: