Information requested

This is a request for information that relates to the organisation’s contracts around ICT contract(s) for Server Hardware Maintenance, Server Virtualisation Licenses and Maintenance and Storage Area Network (SAN) Maintenance/Support, which may include:

  • Server Hardware Maintenance- contracts relating to the support and maintenance of the organisation’s physical servers.
  • Virtualisation Maintenance/Support/ Licensing (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server)
  • Storage Area Network Maintenance/Support (EMC, NetApp etc)

For each of the types of contract described above, please can you provide me with the following data. If there is more than one contract please split the information for each separate supplier this includes annual spend

  1. Contract Title: Please provide me with the contract title.
  2. Type of Contracts (ABOVE): Please can you provide me with one or more contract types the contract relates to: Server Hardware, Virtualisation, SAN (Storage Area Network)
  3. Existing/Current Supplier: Please provide me with the supplier name for each contract.
  4. Brand: Please state the brand of hardware or software
  5. Operating System / Software (Platform): (Windows, Linux, Unix, Vsphere, AIX, Solaris etc.) Please state the operating system used by the organisation.
  6. Annual Average Spend: Please provide me with the most recent annual spend for this contract?
  7. Contract Duration: (Please can you also include notes if the contract includes any contract Extension periods.)
  8. Contract Expiry Date: Please can you provide me with the date of when the contract expires.
  9. Contract Review Date: (An approximate date of when the organisation is planning to review this particular contract.)
  10. Purchase of Servers: Could you please provide me with the month and year in which most/bulk of servers were purchased.
  11. Number of Physical Server: Please can you provide me with the number of physical servers.
  12. Number of Virtual Servers: Please can you provide me with the number of Virtual servers
  13. Brief Contract Description: I require a brief description of the service provided under this contract. Please do not just put maintenance. I need at least a sentence.
  14. Contract Owner: (The person from within the organisation that is responsible for reviewing and renewing this particular contract. Please include their full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.)

If this service is part of a managed contract, please can you send me the contract information for this managed service including Hardware Brand, Number of Users, Operating System, and contact details of the internal contact responsible for this contract

NHSCFA response

This is a request for information that relates to the organisation’s contracts around ICT contract(s) for Server Hardware Maintenance, Server Virtualisation Licenses and Maintenance and Storage Area Network (SAN) Maintenance/Support, which may include:

  • Server Hardware Maintenance- contracts relating to the support and maintenance of the organisation’s physical servers.
  • Virtualisation Maintenance/Support/ Licensing (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server)
  • Storage Area Network Maintenance/Support (EMC, NetApp etc)

For each of the types of contract described above, please can you provide me with the following data. If there is more than one contract please split the information for each separate supplier this includes annual spend

  1. Contract Title: Please provide me with the contract title.
  2. 20_02_03 - VDI Solution

  3. Type of Contracts (ABOVE): Please can you provide me with one or more contract types the contract relates to: Server Hardware, Virtualisation, SAN (Storage Area Network)
  4. VDI Solution including Hardware Maintenance and VMware licensing

  5. Existing/Current Supplier: Please provide me with the supplier name for each contract.
  6. Bechtle Direct Ltd

  7. Brand: Please state the brand of hardware or software
  8. HPE / VMware / Microsoft

  9. Operating System / Software (Platform): (Windows, Linux, Unix, Vsphere, AIX, Solaris etc.) Please state the operating system used by the organisation.
  10. Windows Server Standard, vSphere and Horizon.

  11. Annual Average Spend: Please provide me with the most recent annual spend for this contract?
  12. £3813 for support / maintenance

  13. Contract Duration: (Please can you also include notes if the contract includes any contract Extension periods.)
  14. 3 years

  15. Contract Expiry Date: Please can you provide me with the date of when the contract expires.
  16. 10 November 2023

  17. Contract Review Date: (An approximate date of when the organisation is planning to review this particular contract.)
  18. Contract will not be reviewed / renewed as will not be required beyond expiry.

  19. Purchase of Servers: Could you please provide me with the month and year in which most/bulk of servers were purchased.
  20. November 2020

  21. Number of Physical Server: Please can you provide me with the number of physical servers.
  22. 3 Physical Servers

  23. Number of Virtual Servers: Please can you provide me with the number of Virtual servers
  24. 3 Virtual Servers

  25. Brief Contract Description: I require a brief description of the service provided under this contract. Please do not just put maintenance. I need at least a sentence.
  26. This contract is a VDI solution contract that also provides hardware maintenance for the period of the contract.

  27. Contract Owner: (The person from within the organisation that is responsible for reviewing and renewing this particular contract. Please include their full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.)
  28. The name and contact details of the responsible person are withheld under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act. The full text of this section is contained in Annex A below.

    Any enquiries to the organisation should be sent to enquiries@nhscfa.gov.uk where they will be forwarded to the responsible officer/unit.

If this service is part of a managed contract, please can you send me the contract information for this managed service including Hardware Brand, Number of Users, Operating System, and contact details of the internal contact responsible for this contract

Not Applicable.