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Servers, Storage and Solutions Agreement - Final Lots Awarded

Servers, Storage and Solutions Agreement - Final Lots Awarded

The final lots of the national Servers, Storage and Solutions Agreement have now been awarded.  The agreement, worth an estimated £200 - £600 million in business over the life of the agreement, allows over 150 universities across the UK to purchase server and storage requirements through an EU compliant route. Covering servers, storage, converged, hyper-converged, hybrid, and high performance computing solutions, the agreement brings together innovative and industry-leading manufacturers and resellers to supply to the HE sector along with a host of other benefits:
 
New lots for high value solutions such as converged, hyper-converged, high performance computing and hybrid solutions.
 
  • New reseller-led solutions lot which brings more competition
  • New call off contract included for contracting with suppliers
  • Gives robust performance management by including clear KPI’s to be monitored over the life of the agreement.
  • All hardware includes a standard 3-year next business day fix on-site warranty with options for extended warranty if required
  • Prices are held for 12 months and reviewed annually
  • Full software support enabling member Institutions to obtain patches, bug fixes, new software releases and documentation (including BIOS firmware releases) as required.
  • A standard schedules of rates for installation, commissioning and professional services
The agreement will run for two years with a possible two 12-month extension periods. The following suppliers have been awarded to the agreement:
 
Lot 1 (Servers) – Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, Huawei, Lenovo, Stone and XMA
 
Lot 2 (Storage) – Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, Huawei, Lenovo and NetApp
 
Lot 3a (Converged, Hyper-Converged, Hybrid and Other Solutions)– Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei and Lenovo
 
Lot 3b (High Performance Computing and/or Data Intensive Computing)– Atos IT Services, Clustervision, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, Huawei, Lenovo and XMA
 
Lot 4 (Reseller Solutions) - CDW, CSA Waverley, Insight, Logicalis, OCF, Q Associates, SCC, Softcat, Stone, Tectrade and XMA 
 
 
To learn more about the agreement and access agreement documents, click here.