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10 July 2017

SUPPLEMENTAL / BID BULLETIN

Addendum No. IB 2017-019-03

Subject:   “Services for the Delivery, Installation, Testing, Integration, Commissioning and Training for the Establishment of Telemetered Flood Forecasting and Warning Systems in Davao, Buayan-Malungon and Tagoloan River Basins - Re-bid”; ABC Php24,000,000.00 / P.R. No. 16-0665          

This Bid Bulletin is being issued to all prospective bidders to clarify, amend and/or modify certain provisions in the bidding documents as a result of the Pre-bid Conference held on 28 June 2017 and to answer official queries submitted in writing by the prospective bidder.

A.      Additional Clarifications:

  1. On the requirement of having a single completed contract whose value is at least 50% of the ABC of the Project to be bid, prospective bidders may be allowed to submit at least two (2) similar contracts the aggregate of which should be equivalent to at least fifty percent (50%) of the ABC of the instant Project to be bid; the largest of these similar contracts must be at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the ABC of the instant Project to be bid.  All contracts submitted shall be supported with complete documentary evidence.
2.       Reference: Terms of Reference

 Page 7 of 10, 8.1. One (1) Hydrological Database Server and Web Server (Note: For each FFWC). 

·         Higher version for Server is also acceptable.

Page 7 of 10, 8.1.3. Data Services Specifications

·         “Winning bidder must support core data services such as storage creation, backup, restore, clone and move for multiple locations so that data services in Remote offices can be supported without needing to send resources onsite.” The word “Winning” is deleted.

Page 9 of 10, “D.  Deviation from the Installation Procedures” is deleted.

B.       

Queries of West Point Engineering Supplies

PAGASA-BAC Answers

1.  When and what contracts are considered “similar” to the instant Project to the bid?

“A contract is considered similar to the Project to be bid if it involves goods and related services of the same nature and complexity as those which are subject of the public bidding concerned.” (p. 44, GPM Vol. 2)

In this instant Project to be bid, any contract undertaken by the prospective bidder involving the supply, delivery, installation, testing, integration and commissioning of similar equipment or instrument shall be considered.

2.  Please confirm if both servers and radio and equipment requires a Manufacturer’s Authorization Certificate.

Yes, both Servers and Radio Equipment must have a Manufacturer’s Authorization Certificate.


3.  On Item 8.1.3. Data Services Specifications

Winning bidder must support core data services such as storage creation, backup, restore, clone and move for multiple locations so that data services in Remote offices can be supported without needing to send resources onsite. Can you clarify this, does this mean DSE (Dedup Storage Engine – Cloud Based Deduplication) i.e. Amazon S3 cloud storage service or Azure?

 

Data Services - Creation, Backup, Restore, Clone and Move is not particularly related to DSE or any de-duplication techniques.  The intention of this requirement is for the client to have the ability to easily manipulate data stores (Create VM’s, Backup VM’s, Restore VM’s, Clone VM’s and Move VM’s)  in the form of virtual machines, such that creation of data stores can be executed on any remote locations from a single location (e.g. Ability to create, backup, restore, clone and move a VM on a server located in any FFWC to any FFWC and vice versa with the provision of internet connectivity). Remote offices/locations mean a remote PAGASA data center or PAGASA Flood Forecasting and Warning Centers.

4.  The system must support global inline data deduplication (dedup) and compression functions concurrently for all data. Data size should be optimized in 8K blocks or less to optimize data storage and improvement performance.  No additional CPU resources should be required for supporting these functions.  With this, can we clear if you want to have an Appliance that can do such 8K block compression? i.e. Dell EMC VNX or software OneFS? Can you please specify?

Inline De-duplication by definition in the Terms of Reference (TOR) is the capability of any proposed solution to reduce stored data by filtering unique information as it arrives on the system in real-time.  By this definition, we are looking any solution, preferably hardware-based, that can match unique data by at least 8KB blocks to filter enough duplicate that will be stored in hard-drive and achieve storage efficiency.

 
This shall form an integral part of the Bid Documents.

For information and guidance of all participating bidders.

 
(Sgd.)
ENGR. CATALINO L. DAVIS
Chairperson, PAGASA-BAC