Request For Proposal

PS20180147 RFP - PROVISION OF A GOOGLE SEARCH APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT

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Questions & Answers

April 18, 2018

CONTACT

All enquiries regarding the RFP must be addressed to:

Diana Chan, Contracting Specialist

Email: diana.chan@vancouver.ca
Note: Do not email Proposals directly to the Contact Person

All enquiries must be made in writing. In-person or telephone enquiries are not permitted.

PHONE NUMBER

604.871.6818

FAX NUMBER

604.873.7057

ENQUIRIES

purchasing@vancouver.ca

[Please specify proposal document number, proposal title and purchasing agent's name when sending email.]

Questions will be accepted, and answers posted, ONLY IF they are submitted in writing five working days prior to the bid closing date

CLOSING DATE & TIME

3:00:00 pm (Local Vancouver Time), Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CLOSING LOCATION

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Proponents should email their Proposals on or before the time and date specified in the bottom row of the table in Section 2.1 (the “Closing Time”), as follows:
-Do not deliver a physical copy of the Proposal to the City of Vancouver.
-Submit Proposals to Bids@vancouver.ca (do not email Proposals to the Contact Person)
-If you do not receive an automated response email to confirm receipt of your submission, checkyour junk folder before contacting Purchasing@vancouver.ca
-Subject of the file to be in the following format: PS20180147 – Provision of a Google SearchAppliance Replacement - Proponent’s full legal name.
-Submit the files in the following formats:
-Word format: RFP Part C and Appendix 1
-Excel format: Appendix 3 – Commercial Proposal
-PDF format: other attachments
-Zip the files to reduce the size, or email separately, if necessary.
-Files submitted via Drop box, FTP, or similar programs will not be accepted.
-Faxed Proposals will not be accepted.

Proposals received after the closing time may be returned unopened.

Faxed proposals will not be accepted.

Please visit our Bidding Procedures page for additional information.

General Description of Requirement

Details of the City’s objectives and requirements to which the RFP relates are set out in Part B of the RFP. The City welcomes proposals that are responsive to this RFP (“Proposals”) respecting innovative or novel approaches to the City’s objectives and requirements.

The City uses a hardware-based Google Search Appliance (“GSA”) to index all of the web pages on the Vancouver.ca website, and to provide advanced search functionality on the Vancouver.ca website and associated applications. The current GSA does not perform internal enterprise searches, although the City envisions the GSA replacement to have this functionality. Enterprise search applications require the indexing of files on network drives, email servers, SharePoint, and the City’s corporate records management system (HP Trim), and include searching internal documents by author name, prices, dates, and other data. Currently, searchable document types include PDF, Word, and PowerPoint. Google’s enterprise partners provide integration services to integrate the GSA’s search with customer document archives, applications, and websites.

The City’s GSA will reach end-of-life on September 30, 2018. The City has a continuing requirement for the functionalities currently provided by the GSA; therefore, the City requires a working replacement (with equivalent or better functionalities) for the GSA on or before September 30, 2018 in order to minimize business interruption. The City intends to find a new solution (appliance, or cloud-based) through the RFP.

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Information Meeting

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Downloading the Document

Proponents must not electronically alter any portion of downloaded documents with the exception of adding the information requested. To do so will invalidate your bid.

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Description

PROVISION OF A GOOGLE SEARCH APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT

 

PART C - Word Version

 

 

Appendices 7 & 8 - Word Version

 

 

Appendix 5 - Word Version

 

 

 

Appendix 3 - Commercial Proposal

 

 

Requirements

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Addendum

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Questions and Answers

Q&A No. 1 PDF 36 KB

Q&A No. 2 PDF 23 KB

Q&A No. 3 PDF 21 KB

Q&A No. 4 PDF 80 KB

Q&A No. 5 PDF 26 KB

Q&A No. 6 PDF 28 KB

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