The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is looking to create a new panel of IT hardware and related service providers.
Tender documents state the successful providers will be offered an initial term of three years with the option to extend for two additional one-year periods.
Providers may bid for one or more of the following categories: Server; Storage; Communications (includes IP Phone Equipment); Video Conferencing; or Uninterrupted Power Supply. Mainframe equipment, however, is excluded from the tender.
Associated DEEWR agencies may also utilise panel member services. The tender closes on July 23.
The DEEWR infrastructure consists of: Cisco-based LAN and WAN technology; HP Proliant servers;Windows applications such as Sharepoint, Exchange and SQL server; Microsoft Server 2008; Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) and System Centre Operations Manager (SCOM); and a SAN infrastructure with a capacity of 660 terabytes on HDS, IBM, EMC, Quantum and Sun hardware. The department also uses virtualisation technology.
DEEWR has 6500 staff and its main offices and datacentres in Canberra along with state and regional offices around the country and overseas.
Other recent Federal Government tenders include an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) $450,000 tender seeking offers for an Information Technology Desktop Asset Management (ITDAM) solution and an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) tender seeking a service provider for a $200,000 Cisco telephony contract to boost its unified communications strategy.