Expression of Interest (EOI) - Provision of Software-Defined Wide Area Network at the United Nations Secretariat

Posted by Future on Fri 14th Jan, 2022 -

The United Nations Secretariat invites qualified vendors to tender EOI documents for the following works:

The United Nations Secretariat is one of the six major organs of the United Nations, with the others being the General Assembly; the Security Council; the Economic and Social Council; the defunct Trusteeship Council; and the International Court of Justice. The Secretariat is the United Nation's executive arm.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Expression of Interest (EOI) for Provision of Software-Defined Wide Area Network for the United Nations

Description of Requirements
The United Nations (Secretariat, UNGSC, DOS, OSD) with its redundant telecommunications hubs in Brindisi (Italy) and Valencia (Spain) plans to upgrade its Wide Area Network connectivity between the hubs and approximately 300 locations worldwide to the Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology.

United Nations uses satellite communications as the primary means of connecting the majority of locations to the hubs in Brindisi and Valencia. Accordingly, the respective SD-WAN solution is required to perform equally over the high latency transport type (600-700ms of RTT) as it does when using the Internet and/or MPLS. In addition, the proposed solution must allow the United Nations to select the most suitable SD-WAN service model between the fully owned/on-prem, fully managed/cloud-based, or hybrid model for all or some parts of the technology suite.

Accordingly, the United Nations is soliciting the Expression of Interest (EOI) from the qualified vendors to supply, with no conditions or limitations, the complete SD-WAN technology suite including hardware, software, licenses, reporting, engineering support, consultancy, and training/knowledge transfer.

N/B: Please note that this is not an invitation for the submission of a bid and/or proposal. This is a Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) to identify the qualified vendors for participation in the solicitation.

Application Closing Date
16th February, 2022.

Submission of Documents
Interested vendors/organisations who wish to participate in the EOI process should please Click Here

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For more clarifications on this EOI, please Click Here (PDF).