The City of Urbana relies on an IBM Power7 720 server for critical systems. The City is actively replacing those systems running on the Power7, but will not complete that process before the expected end-of-life for our model (server 8202, model E4B). The City’s current IBM ServiceElite Entitlement Verification expires September 30, 2020.
The City would like to purchase extended software and hardware maintenance entitlement on our existing Power 7 machines for at least one year (to September 30, 2021), and desires an agreement for two years (to September 30, 2022). By September 2022, the City hopes to have transitioned away from all systems running on the Power7.
The City is asking Respondents to provide pricing for hardware maintenance, software maintenance, or both. The City may award the Contract to a single Successful Respondent, or may award Contracts for hardware and software maintenance separately with two Respondents.
Proposals will be received at the City of Urbana Executive Department, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801 through 5:00 P.M., Thursday, July 30, 2020. Proposals may be sent electronically or through the mail.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities.
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