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Subject: Migration from Novell to Windows 7 with Network
Reference: RFPS-215/SEL
Date posted: 16 October 2013

In view of the fact that the official language used for the RFP will be English, this request for expression of interest is published in English only.

Du fait que la langue officielle de cette sollicitation sera l'anglais, cette demande d'expression d'intérêt est publiée uniquement en anglais.

Please note that only those firms considered qualified by the United Nations Office at Geneva for this project will be invited to participate.

Terms of Reference

1. The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a solicitation it intends to issue for the required services or goods described below.

2. Vendors interested in fulfilling the above requirements must be registered with UNOG and may wish to visit "UNOG Vendor Registration Process" for full registration information in order to be eligible to participate in any solicitation.

3. Required services or goods are the following:

    1. Coordination with Information and Communication Technology Service (ICTS) for Active Directory implementation
    2. Synchronization of user accounts to the AD with NetIQ Identity Manager Bundle Edition
    3. Building Windows 7 Master Image
        a. Hardware and Software assessment
        b. Implementation of MDT infrastructure
        c. Image Generation and Deployment Share Build
        d. Prepare image deployment with ZENWorks Configuration Management 11
        e. Integration of Client workstations in the Active Directory
        f. Local user data transfer strategy
        g. Documentation
    4. Windows 7 Master Image Pilot using ZENworks 11
        a. Pre-Pilot
        b. IT Staff pilot Deployment
    5. Windows 7 Master Image Deployment Procedure and Assistance
    6. Migration of Print Services
    7. Installation of Windows Cluster Services
    8. Backup Strategy
    9. Migration of File Services
    10. Post Migration Tasks

4. Specific information (if any) (e.g.: pre-evaluation or pre-requisite criteria, certification, etc.):

Proposals will be evaluated on the points below:
    1. Essential experience in similar projects, providing companies have done similar projects (Migration).
    2. Skilled and certified team of systems engineers to implement all services detailed in the request.
      Required cetifications:
      - SLES 10 or 11 (Novell)
      - OES 2 (Novell)
      - Vmware 5+
      - ZEN 11 (Novell)
      - Active Directory (Microsoft)
    3. Essential knowledge of the production environment (Novell)
    4. Provide detailed Action Plan with time estimation
    5. Windows 7 Master Image Pilot using ZENworks 11
    6. Windows 7 Master Image deployment Procedure and Assistance
    7. Migration of Print Services
    8. Backup Strategy (Veeam)
    9. Migration of File Services
    10. Post Migration Tasks
5. Please submit your response by returning the form "Expression of Interest Response Form" duly filled in by e-mail to or by facsimile to +41(0)22 917 00 13. Responses must be received no later than 12:00 hours, Geneva time, on 24/10/2013. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

6. Please note that this REOI does not constitute a solicitation. UNOG reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time during the REOI process or the solicitation process. Please note that only those vendors considered as qualified by UNOG to provide the required services or goods will be invited to participate.

7. Tentative bid issuance date: 28.10.2013

8. Mandatory site visit date (if any) : N/A

9. Tentative bid response date: 19.11.2013

10. Tentative contract award date: 10.12.2013

11. For system contracts, estimated annual volume: N/A