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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Services
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Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
As part of the Australian Taxation Office’s IT Strategic Sourcing Program, the ATO is approaching the market for technology Services via a Request for Tender (RFT) SPC-7668 Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Services (HCI).
HCI is a discrete and self-contained ‘as-a-Service’ platform that provides the ATO with on-demand access to compute, storage and connectivity for both Midrange Platform and End User services. The HCI Services provide a key foundational capability in the ATO's Multi-vendor Environment (MVE), and as such play an important role in integrating with Application and Infrastructure Services delivered by the EOTE and ESM Service Providers.
The ATO has a Cloud First policy and a strong desire to continue to move apps and workloads to the Cloud. However there remains a continued need for on-premise solutions long term. The ATO is seeking platforms that provide the best technical capability aligned to the way our application teams need to work with flexible commercial arrangements that provide the best value for money.
While the HCI tender does seek to transfer existing assets to the new provider, the tender allows for suppliers to provide alternative solutions that could include other HCI platforms or non-HCI alternatives which meet the ATO’s requirements (for example: hybrid cloud or cloud solutions). Such alternatives would need to demonstrate value for money when compared to HCI platforms and include a robust approach to migration and compatibility risk treatment options.
For more detailed information on the statement of requirements, please refer to SPC-7668 HCI Schedule 2, Part 2 – Statement of Requirement.
The ATO will be holding a virtual Industry Briefing for this RFT – SPC 7668 HCI in conjunction with RFT – SPC 7667 for Midrange and Data Centre Services (MIDC) on the 21st of September, 9:00am to 11:30am (ACT time).
In relation to the Industry Briefing:
1. Attendance is not compulsory or a Condition of Response to the RFT, however, interested parties are encouraged to attend.
2. Interested parties must pre-register their interest in attending the RFT Industry Briefing. After registration, a password will be provided for attendance at the webinar.
3. The RFT Industry Briefing details are as detailed below:
1. To be held 9:00am to 11:30am (local time in Canberra) on Wednesday 21 September 2022.
3. The ATO will record the event and will provide a link to the recording in AusTender via an addendum.
Tenderers are required to complete and return the Data Room Confidentiality Undertaking Deed Poll at TRF A to Part 3 – Response Form General to SPC-7668_HCI@ato.gov.au for access to the secure data room.
Please note that there is no contact phone number available, all correspondence for this tender is through the Contact Officer via E-mail SPC-7668_HCI@ato.gov.au
Refer to Part 1 - Conditions of Tender
The ATO proposes to enter into a Contract with the successful tenderer by July 2023 for an initial contract period of 3 years with additional 3+2+2 years option terms.