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Supplies Contract Award Notice



SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) OFFICIAL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Official name: Student Loans Company Ltd., Postal Address: 100 Bothwell Street, Town: Glasgow, Telephone: 0141-243-3585, E-mail: tenders@slc.co.uk, Contact Point(s): Gavin Cowie/Michael Mullin, For the attention of: Gavin Cowie, Postal Code: G2 7JD, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 0141-306-2033, General address of the contracting authority (URL): www.slc.co.uk, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
I.2) TYPE OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITES Other
If 'other' please specify
I.2.1) MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITIES
Education
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities?

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) TYPE OF CONTRACT Supplies
II.1.1) TITLE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CONTRACT BY THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY UK-Glasgow: Data Storage Estate
II.1.2) Type of supplies contract Lease
II.1.2.1) Main place of delivery
II.1.2.2) NUTS Code UKM34.
II.1.3) The notice involves (if applicable)
II.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s) SLC plans to renew its online storage estate. The new storage estate will have to support business requirements as stated in the tender. The storage is equally split between two sites, Hillington and Washington Street in Glasgow. The strategic goals which SLC desires to achieve are: Straightforward storage management: Automation capabilities through flexible scripting Implementation of a single virtual storage model Common software layer for storage provisioning, management and administration Scalability that ensures protection of the new investment (in particular into software, processes and training) for at least the next 5 years Economic efficiency through flexible tiered storage implementation Operational security, provided through i.e. 2nd level support available for direct contact in the UK. Data storage services.Computer hardware.
II.1.5) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 72317000.
Additional Object: 30210000.
II.1.6) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)?
II.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)
Value 1150000
OR Lowest Offer
AND Highest Offer to be taken into consideration
Currency GBP
Including VAT Yes
If yes, specify VAT rate(%)

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Open
IV.1.1) Justification for the choice of negotiated procedure without prior call for competition
In order to benefit from the time-limit referred to above, in addition to the box(es) to be ticked above, please explain in a clear and comprehensive manner why the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is lawful, by stating any case the relevant facts and, as appropriate, the conclusions of law in accordance with the Articles in Directive 2004/18/EC (500 words maximum).
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
B1) the criteria as stated below:
1) Price. Weighting: 60%.
2) Presentation and/or workshop site-visits. Weighting: 40%.
In descending order of priority: No.

IV.2.2) An electronic auction has been used
IV.3) Administrative Information
VI.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority (if applicable) 2008/11
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract
IV.3.2.1) Other previous publications

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SECTION V: AWARD OF CONTRACT

V.1) AWARD AND CONTRACT VALUE CONTRACT NO: 1
TITLE


V.1) DATE OF CONTRACT AWARD:
V.2) NUMBER OF OFFERS RECEIVED:

V.3) Name and address of economic operator to whom the contract has been awarded
Official name: IBM United Kingdom Limited, Postal Address: PO Box 41, Town: North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Telephone: , E-Mail: , For the attention of: , Postal code: PO6 3AU, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: , Internet address (URL):
V.4) Information on value of contract
V.4.1) Initial estimated total value of the contract:
3000000, currency: GBP, Including VAT:YES Rate: 17.5%%
V.4.2) Total final value of the contract:
Value:1150000
OR Lowest offer:
/ highest offer:
Currency:EUR
Including VAT: YES Rate: 17.5% %
V.4.3) Annual or monthly value
Number of years 4 OR Number of Months
V.5.1) Is the contract likely to be sub-contracted?NO
If yes, state value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties
Value (excluding VAT):
Currency:
Proportion (percentage):
Not known:NO
V.5.2) Short description of the value/proportion of the contract to be sub-contracted:


SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) CONTRACT RELATED TO A PROJECT AND/OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS?
If yes, reference to project(s) and/or programme(s):
VI.2) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 08121815
VI.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures (if applicable)
Body responsible for mediation procedures (if applicable)
VI.3.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.3.2 OR, if need be, heading VI.3.3)
VI.3.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 18/12/2008


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