Negotiated procedure for the provision of network connectivity to ACOnet

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (thereafter "the Agency") intends to launch a negotiated procedure for the provision of Network connectivity to ACOnet, and to sign a framework contract for the provision of network connection services from its premises at Schwarzenbergplatz 11.

ACOnet (www.ACOnet.at) is the Austrian Partner for the GEANT network (www.geant.net). GÉANT is the pan-European data network dedicated to the research and education community.

ACOnet is the only organisation that is connected to the GEANT and through which public research organisations, universities, etc., connect to the research network funded by EU. A description of GEANT and ACONET and their status is available under:

http://www.geant.net/About GEANT/pages/home.aspx

http://www.aco.net/geant.html?&L=1

The Framework Contract(s) will have an initial duration of two (2) years as from the date of signature, and may be renewed up to two (2) times for an additional period of two (2) years, and another additional period of one (1) year.

Tenderers must meet the following minimum criteria with regards to:

Technical and professional capacity

Tenderers must be able to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • 24/7/365 support
  • Response time 1 hour after issue report
  • min. 99.95% availability
  • Service online reporting and statistics

    If you are interested to be invited to join this negotiated procedure please send by e-mail (procurement@fra.europa.eu) your contact details by 2 November 2012 (17:00 pm).

    Please note that registration of interest to participate in the above-mentioned procedure does not give rise to any legitimate expectations to be invited.