Request For Proposal
PS20180147 RFP - PROVISION OF A GOOGLE SEARCH APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT
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April 18, 2018
All enquiries regarding the RFP must be addressed to:
Diana Chan, Contracting Specialist
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.
[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
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.
No information meeting at this time.
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.
Download (PDF format only)
PS20180147 602 KB
Part C - Word version 158 KB
Appendix 5 - Word Version 236 KB
Requirements 43 KB
PROVISION OF A GOOGLE SEARCH APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT
PART C - Word Version
Appendices 7 & 8 - Word Version
Appendix 5 - Word Version
Appendix 3 - Commercial Proposal
No amendment at this time.
No addendum at this time.
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