I. Description of the contract The European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) is planning to award a service contract for the maintenance of its Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) branded servers, currently comprising, among others, the following components: 1. Servers of various models and generations, such as ProLiant DL and BL, from generation 5 to generation 9; 2. c7000 chassis, with all their accessory parts. 3. Infrastructure hardware parts, such as racks, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Keyboard Video Monitoring (KVMs) and its consoles. The contract will include the maintenance service and the supply and installation of accessories and spare parts, such as the Power Supply Unit(s) (PSU), expansion cards and non-returnable Hard Disk Drives (HDD), when needed. It is of paramount importance that the maintenance service is not discontinued during the term of the contract and its renewal if additional components of the HPE brand are to be installed or part of the already installed equipment is to be removed. The services shall be available on demand, twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week (even outside office hours) during the whole duration of the contract, with defective media retention. The term of the contract shall be one (1) year from its signature, renewable once for an additional one (1)-year period. Contract signature is expected for end May or early June 2020. The maximum budget for this contract is €136,000, excluding VAT, covering all services and expenses for the whole period of validity of the contract, including its renewal. II. Description of the procurement procedure This ex-ante publicity is the first stage of a negotiated procurement procedure (with consultation of at least 5 candidates) through which the SatCen may award the above-mentioned service contract. The purpose of this notice is to support the SatCen in the selection of candidates to be invited to submit an offer. Economic operators interested in participating in this procedure may send their declarations of interest, along with their names, address and business details, before 20/04/2020, through our procurement portal: https://www.satcen.europa.eu/Procurement/low-and-middle-value-contracts. In their declarations of interest (300 words maximum), economic operators should demonstrate their ability to fulfil the contract and provide details of their experience in the field of the contract. The SatCen will assess this information in order to select suitable candidates invited to participate. This publication has an indicative value and constitutes no obligation to award a contract for the SatCen. Selected tenderers, invited by the contracting authority to participate in the procedure, will be sent the tender documentation. We look forward to receiving your declarations of interest.Until 20/04/2020· SatCen NP-05/20
Low and middle value contracts
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