Storage Hardware

Storage Hardware Framework

What does the framework offer?

This framework has expired and will be replaced soon by an OGP framework. HEAnet has provided input to the OGP during the formation of the tender and has been part of the evaluation process.

How do I use the Framework?

Run a ‘mini-tender’. See below for further information


The framework expired on 24/08/2015.

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More Detailed Information:


  1.     BT (EMC)
  2.     Triangle (IBM)
  3.     Tyrell (Isilon)
  4.     PFH (HP)
  5.     Appliance Technology (NetApp)
  6.     DELL (Compellent, EqualLogic, PowerVault)

Running a ‘mini-tender’

In order to run a ‘mini-tender’ or ‘call-off-contract’ some process steps are involved.

Fill in the template mini-tender document available at TemplateMinitenderStorageHW.docx

You may also like to use the spreadsheet template at StorageHWTemplate.xls

Email the completed document to This will email all participants.

When the mini-tender is completed you will need to notify the Tenderers of the outcome and also use a call off contract.

A sample one maybe found at Template-call-off-contract.doc

Note that while you are preparing your documentation there is no impediment to you emailing to notify all participants that you are planning to run a mini-tender in the near future.

Copies of the RfT and Framework documents are available on request

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