Extended Title: 
Acquisition of extended computing, storage, networking, and security hardware for South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

Tender Summary
Issuer: 
National: National Research Foundation: SA ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATION NETWORK
Tender reference: 
NRF/ SAEON/ HDWCS/ 2017
Sector: 
Computers
Information Technology and Telecommunication
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:00
Issue Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 08:00
Region: 
Western Cape

Tender Description

Acquisition of extended computing, storage, networking, and security hardware for South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

Issuer: National: National Research Foundation: SA ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATION NETWORK

Bid Number: NRF/ SAEON/ HDWCS/ 2017

Bid Description: Acquisition of extended computing, storage, networking, and security hardware for South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

Name of Institution: National: National Research Foundation: SA ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATION NETWORK

Place where goods, works or services are required: Cape Town

Date Published: 17 March 2017

Closing Date / Time: 20 April 2017 / 11:00am

Enquiries: Contact Person: Lawrence Matsena
Email: law@saeon.ac.za
Telephone number: 012 349 7720
FAX Number: 012 349 7719

Where bid documents can be obtained: Website: www.saeon.ac.za

Physical Address: Where bids should be delivered:
Physical Address:
SAEON NATIONAL OFFICE,
41 DE HAVILLAND CRESCENT,
THE WOODS, BUILDING C,
GROUND FLOOR,
PERSEQUOR TECHNOPARK,
0184

Briefing Session A compulsory / Optional briefing session will be held on: N/A
Date:
Time:
Venue:

Special Conditions: None

SAEON requires the following hardware and support services. Products supplied must be

the model specified or an alternative with the same or better characteristics. Bidders

supplying an alternative product to the ones listed must supply

1. A checklist of specifications for the listed product

2. Proof against the checklist of equivalent or superior performance of an alternative

NETWORKING, SECURITY, AND RACKS

Firewall Fortigate 500D or equivalent 3

Firewall Fortigate 60e or equivalent 5

Switch 1GB Cisco Switch. Catalyst 3850 or equivalent 4

Switch 1GB 24 port switches 2

KVM KVM VGA + USB support 3

Rack 27U Floor Standing Rack 1

Rack 42U Floor standing Rack 1

Cabinet 6U Cabinet 1

BACKUP STORAGE

1 24 Cartridge slot tape drive (Dell Power Vault TL2000 or equivalent)

24 LTO7 Tapes

VEEAM SOFTWARE

Backup Software Veeam 8 backup and replication 6CPU 6

This cannot be an equivalent product since it extends software already in use on existing

platforms

SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE

INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Install Firewalls, switches and backup storage.

2. Update the firmware of all hardware.

3. Update firmware of all storage.

NRF/SAEON/HDWCS/2017 Page 15 of 47 Initials:

WARRANTIES

Five year manufacturer warranty on each of the equipment supplied inclusive of replacement of

components failed as result of latent defects in manufacture.

ONSITE REPAIR

A minimum of five (5) year onsite repair service with a 24x7 4 hour response on all Hardware

supplied.

INSTALLATION LOCATIONS

The two large Firewalls need to be installed on site:

SAAO, Liesbeek Parkway, Cape Town

SAEON Offices, ForeTrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag Way, Cape Town

Access to the sites need to be arranged with SAEON personnel prior to installation.

Other installations: these can be done remotely with assistance from SAEON personnel.

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