RFP: Virtualization & Data Center Modernization RFP-03092020

Update: All responses to this RFP must be received no later than May 12, 2020, 10 A.M. CDT.

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) is seeking innovative and cost-effective virtualization solutions to assist education institutions to transition their infrastructures to the modern data center where workloads may reside on-premise or across varied public and private cloud providers on a secure network. Currently, MHEC maintains a full catalog of VMware’s products and services through a contract with Arrow Electronics (MHEC-021213). The contract meets the public sector acquisition requirements of a competitive sourcing event by following the model procurement code for state and local governments. The contract with Arrow Electronics includes a negotiated VMware end user license agreement and volume purchase pricing with tiered product and service discounts. Contract fulfillment is through Arrow Electronics network of authorized VMware resellers and is available nationally to the entire state, local, and education marketplace. As part of the contract lifecycle ending in November 2020, MHEC is competitively soliciting proposals with one or more qualified provider(s) for Virtualization & Data Center Modernization. The intent of the solicitation will be to enter a master agreement with a framework to allow providers to write orders and institutions to acquire products and services through a defined fulfillment channel, a negotiated enterprise license agreement, and a starting point for price.

Update All responses to this RFP must be received no later than May 12, 2020, 10 A.M. CDT.