The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has released a tender asking for a managed services contract, including desktop and server support, Software-as-a-Service (Saas) and G-Cloud services, among others.
The statutory body was established to pay compensation to members of certain pension schemes if the schemes fail.
The tender is for the management of PPF's network, desktop support services for its 250 London users, and the creation of a satellite office for up to 100 users.
It also includes server support, SaaS, G-Cloud services, application management, hosting and management of PPF's development environment, a remote access system for up to 100 concurrent users, and website support and maintenance.
There is a further requirement for various telecommunications services, hardware support and an IT continuity service – all of which covers almost every aspect of PPF's ICT requirement.
The contract is for an initial four-year period, with options to renew twice for periods of two years each. The PPF expects the new service to go live in April 2013.
According to the tender, the PPF will accept bids for the contract until the end of March 2012.
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