Issue 1 – April 2019
HEAnet Brokerage Services help clients save time, effort and money when looking to procure ICT related goods and services – spanning all aspects of equipment, services and software licensing.
This April 2019 update covers:
- VLE (virtual learning environment)
- Desktops and Laptops
- GÉANT IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) framework
VLE (Virtual learning environment)
HEAnet has just completed a VLE tender process to create a framework agreement for use by all our clients.
This framework will run for four (04) years and commenced in March 2019.
All major VLE solutions are in the framework:
- Blackboard Learn/Ultra
There are three (03) Moodle providers in the framework:
This tender was run with the close co-operation of our client community. Many thanks to DCU, MU and TCD for providing the Subject Matter Experts (SME) to conclude the tender.
Desktops and Laptops
The current drawdown for Desktops and Laptops, with Dell, continues until 23rd May.
HEAnet will run a mini-tender through the Office of Government Procurement’s (OGP) existing framework in Q2 2019. The specifications are currently being finalised with the community. In parallel to this, HEAnet is part of the SME team crafting and evaluating the OGP’s new Desktop and Laptop tender.
The current drawdown for Apple devices has been extended to January 2020.
GÉANT IaaS framework
The GÉANT IaaS framework has been well received by clients and 34 institutions are currently using it. We are working with the providers in the framework to organise technical training sessions in 2019. GÉANT has already commenced preparing the ground to run a new tender process.