|RFx ID :||19179680|
|Tender Name :||Nelson City Council - IT Core Infrastructure Replacement - RFP|
|Reference # :||A1854883|
|Open Date :||Friday, 27 October 2017 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 22 November 2017 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
Jack van der Geest
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Nelson City Council (Council) invites proposals for IT Core Infrastructure Replacement in accordance with this request for proposals (RFP).
The purpose of the IT Core Infrastructure Replacement project is to replace Council’s IT Core Infrastructure to the extent described in this RFP, including hardware, services and support for backup, disaster recovery and ongoing system and server management.
Council’s preference is to retain on-premise infrastructure equipment, in order to:
(a) Ensure highest level of connection speed provisioned to end client devices,
(b) Accommodate rapidly changing storage requirements for large files, and
(c) To operate out of Civic House as the primary facility in the event of a regional disaster, with limited reliance on external communications links
Council’s budgets are for operational expenditure, but Council would consider a fully managed service or a managed asset as a service model.
The solution must be entirely externally managed with any support and maintenance costs to be included as part of the service.
The objectives of the solution comprise:
(a) On-premise and Data Centre services
(b) Backup solution elements
(c) Production system redundancy
(d) DR solution elements
(e) Data circuits and secure Internet access for Disaster Recovery (DR) systems
Additionally, Council seeks information to be provided in responses to the RFP in order to understand:
(a) Products to be used within the solution, including hypervisors or hyperconverged infrastructure products
(b) Supplier experience in implementing, managing and supporting similar solutions
(c) Supplier relationship with Council (including contracted support services) in the event that the proposal was the preferred response to the RFP
(d) Customer reference sites where this design has been implemented