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Jacksonville Seeks Bids for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Hardware Expansion

The city of Jacksonville is seeking to buy Dell DMZ and VxRail hardware, with a focus on small and emerging businesses for the procurement.

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The city of Jacksonville’s Information Technologies Division is seeking bids for the procurement of sources of supply to secure pricing commitments for a Dell DMZ/VxRail hardware expansion.

Through solicitation No. XF-0331-24, the city is seeking to buy two sets of hardware, one labeled “DMZ VxRail Hardware Expansion” and the other “Internal VxRail Hardware Expansion.” VxRail is a hyperconverged infrastructure offering from Dell and VMware.

Minimum requirements include:
  • The contractor must furnish all necessary business licenses as required by applicable local, state and federal laws
  • Dell EMC must provide warranties for all items listed on the bid form
  • The contractor must maintain at least gold or silver partner status with Dell EMC
  • The bid response must confirm that all hardware and software support will be exclusively provided by Dell EMC and include proof of reseller status

The city of Jacksonville is strongly encouraging Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB) participation for the project. The JSEB prime contractor must perform at least 40 percent of the total work using its own workforce. Bidders missing the JSEB goals must submit a notice of intent, a good faith effort form and supporting documentation.

The deadline for submitting questions is 4 p.m. Feb. 19. Bids must be submitted before 2 p.m. Feb. 28. The contact for the solicitation is Corey Sidlo.
Cristina Carter is a Tallahassee-based staff writer. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in international affairs, both from Florida State University.