ITB-Microsoft Software Bid
Louisiana > Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
Invitation for Bids: 45387438
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The response shall explain how the requirements identified will be accomplished. The vendor shall describe in detail the proposed solution to meet the requirements of the ITB. The Scope of Work response will include sufficient technical, functional and administrative detail to allow the OPSO committee to determine if the vendor understands the business needs and requirements.

System architecture (including system hardware, system software, supporting tools, and network diagrams, and etc.). To be included in the response are descriptions of the overall solution implementation and specific points of integration into existing content management systems, data repositories and transaction systems .  This shall include: security architecture and interface capability

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In order for total transparency, there will be no personal phone calls discussing this situation. That would not be fair for all respondents to have the phone call information. Please submit questions on the public message board and they will be answered quickly. IN THE EVENT YOUR QUESTION STILL IS NOT ANSWERED TO YOUR SATISFACTION, Please provide pricing for multiple scenarios so that OPSO can make the decision of best value.
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Creator Username: opcsomarygoodwin
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Started: 16-Jan-2024 12:00:00 AM CST
Ends: 15-Feb-2024 2:00:00 PM CST ( Expired )
History: 681 Views, 19 Messages
Event Status: Expired since 15-Feb-2024 2:00:00 PM CST
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govbids on 16-Jan-2024 4:36:52 PM CST
Does Orleans Parish plan to use a purchasing vehicle/contract when purchasing ITB products? If so, which are acceptable?
govbids on 16-Jan-2024 4:37:07 PM CST
Will Federal funds be used for the purchase of items in the ITB?
govbids on 16-Jan-2024 4:37:27 PM CST
Are there any Terms & Conditions for this ITB?
HypertecUSA on 16-Jan-2024 5:01:12 PM CST
Is this for CSP or GCC agreement? Is there an existing agreement for the subscriptions? Can we have a call with a tech to ensure we quote the services correctly?
AOPBD on 17-Jan-2024 7:16:02 AM CST
Can you clarify if the bid calls for Microsoft 365 G3 or Office 365 G3? For server licensing, can you clarify the core count the bid calls for?
alinedsllc on 17-Jan-2024 5:17:23 PM CST
Do you require vendors to provide a quote for Professional Services for install, configuration, migration, and implementation? if Yes, please share more details on the scope of services required. Whats the number of application workloads, number users etc?
LATG on 18-Jan-2024 3:12:44 PM CST
For the100 MS Server 2022 VLC licensing, how many cores are allocated per VM, and how many cores are allocated for the 10 2022 SQL licenses?
SHIInt1 on 22-Jan-2024 11:34:16 AM CST
Would it be possible to have a one week extension? How many servers / processors per server / cores per processor? Does the request include SA only or LSA? Does the request include Core CAL Bridge to go with the O365 products?
vcloud111 on 23-Jan-2024 11:33:19 AM CST
Core needed for line 3, and is line 5 quantity for CALs (User/Device) or cores?
vcloud111 on 23-Jan-2024 4:07:03 PM CST
• MS Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) –is this E3 or E5? • SQL License – is this Datacenter/Standard ; User/Device CALs? Cores? • Server License – is this Datacenter/Standard ; Core qty?
CDWG on 24-Jan-2024 6:22:59 AM CST
Hi Team, some questions for you! • The customer put EMS for 20 qty. Can you advise if they are looking for the G3 or G5 version of the part? • Customer wants Windows Server Datacenter, but we want to make sure we are licensing them correctly. Can they advise on how many physical servers they have? How many physical processors per server? How many cores per processor? (total cores each server) • Customer can advise on number of users or devices that will connect to their Windows Server? • Customer wants SQL but can they advise if they need the standard version? As well as how many cores are on the server they are looking to license? (If more than one server then provide the number of cores for each server) - For Windows E3 does it needs to be quoted for 1000 users like they originally stated? or would your quantity would match your O365 users?
vcloud111 on 25-Jan-2024 2:43:26 PM CST
Can you please have the questions below answered? STANDARD HOW MANY HOSTS (PHYSICAL SERVERS)? HOW MANY PROCESSORS PER HOST? HOW MANY CORES PER PROCESSOR? HOW MANY VIRTUAL MACHINES PER HOST? HIGH AVAILABILITY ENABLED? (servers back each other up if one fails) DATACENTER HOW MANY HOSTS (PHYSICAL SERVERS)? HOW MANY PROCESSORS PER HOST? HOW MANY CORES PER PROCESSOR?
hied01 on 26-Jan-2024 3:23:25 PM CST
Looking for more information : - Is there local hardware? What is the make/model - Is there an existing AD? What is the version and forest level? - Are there currently redundant AD servers? - What functions /services are the AD servers deploying - Is there an existing O365 tenant? - Has Azure AD Connect ever been installed? - How many users are active? - Are machines joined to the domain? - Do they need 2-way password sync? - Are they planning on used Self Service Password Reset functionality? - Do they need to have 2FA set up?
CDWG on 31-Jan-2024 2:09:18 PM CST
Office 365 G1, QTY: 450 Microsoft 365 G3, QTY: 350 Customer previously asked for 1000 windows 11, but with them ordering M365 G3 they get windows E3 included which includes win 11 so do they only need it for those 350 qty users? We are just trying to confirm that the other Office 365 G1 does not need Windows E3. Customer also has a listed item of Enterprise Mobility & Security- EMS, Qty 20 which is included in the M365 G3 so are they okay with what is included with M365 G3 or do they need an additional 20 qty of EMS G3? For Windows Server can they advise on how many physical servers they have? How many physical processors per server? How many cores per processor? (total cores each server) Customer can advise on number of users or devices that will connect to their Windows Server? For SQL can they advise if they need the standard version? As well as how many cores are on the server they are looking to license?
HypertecUSA on 01-Feb-2024 12:08:47 PM CST
We would like to set up a call with your Tech. Please let us know the availability. Thank you
vcloud111 on 05-Feb-2024 1:48:43 PM CST
Kindly explain complete features regarding this “Professional Services for install, configuration, migration, and implementation. Azure Active Directory Migration and Connect.”
CDWG on 06-Feb-2024 9:29:25 AM CST
Hi All, last question. :) • When the customer states 10 Licenses with 8 cores, can they advise what they mean by "licenses"? As an example if a customer has 1 server with 2 processors and 8 physical cores per processor and only needs rights to 2 VM's then I would recommend them being licensed with a Windows Server Standard 2 core for 8qty which covers 16 cores or Windows Standard 16 core license for 1 qty which covers the 16 cores on the server. This might just be a slight miss in me trying to determine if you are stating you need a Windows Server Standard 2core license to cover up to 10 servers with 8 cores in each server, but if that is the case then please let me know as Microsoft only sells the Windows Server license as a 2 core or 16 core license. Please note that Windows Server Standard gives customer access to 2 VM’s each time they license a server. Window Server Datacenter gives customers rights to unlimited VM’s that the server can handle. • Can you advise if Windows Server Standard or Datacenter needs to be quoted?
psi_proposals on 13-Feb-2024 9:16:38 AM CST
There is a minimum of 8 cores of licensing required per physical processor and 16 cores required per server - if there are more than 16 cores on the physical server; more licenses need to be purchased. Please advise how many processors and cores there are on the server(s), as well as how many VMs you're looking to run off of the physical host(s). Can you please provide us the below details. Number of Window Server Standards 2022: Number of Processors Number of Cores per Proc Total Number of VM’s Server 1 Server 2 Server 3 Server 4 Server 5 Server 6 Number of Window Server Datacenters 2022: Number of Processors Number of Cores per Proc Total Number of VM’s Server 1 Server 2 Server 3 Server 4 Server 5 Server 6
opcsomarygoodwin on 14-Feb-2024 10:01:21 AM CST
According to the bid packet, the last day for questions was Friday, February 9th. This prevents information sent closer than 72 hours to effect bid responses. Please give as much information as you feel would give the OPSO the ability to judge the best value of the responses.
UPDATE/ADDENDUM HISTORY
All updates/changes are listed below::
22-Feb-2024 4:39:40 PM CST
bidder list for ITB posted
08-Feb-2024 4:07:51 PM CST
questions have been answered and uploaded as a .pdf document
07-Feb-2024 7:35:48 PM CST
Bid packet has been attached and a comment added requesting the use of the public message board for questions.
31-Jan-2024 3:55:36 PM CST
questions have been answered and uploaded as a word document.
30-Jan-2024 4:23:16 PM CST
Updated spreadsheet and vendor questions have been uploaded. Bid packet will be uploaded tomorrow 2/1/24. Please note new opening day is Thursday, 2/15/24 at 2:00:00 p.m. CST.
26-Jan-2024 6:07:50 PM CST
addendum #1 added extending deadline until 2:00:00 pm CST Thursday, February 15, 2024; more updates will be posted on Monday, January 29, 2024