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Department of Management Services
Invitation to Negotiate
State Data Center Managed Service Provider (MSP)
Advertisement Number: DMS-20/21-031
Version Number: 003
Advertisement Begin Date/Time: 06/30/2020 - 03:15 P.M.
Advertisement End Date/Time: 02/09/2021 - 03:15 P.M.

Mod: 09-17-2020 03:40:41
Last Edit: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 03:41:14 P.M.

43222500 Network security equipment
43232304 Data base management system software
43233200 Security and protection software
80101504 Strategic planning consultation services
80101507 Information technology consultation services
80101600 Project management
80111608 Temporary information technology software developers
80111609 Temporary information technology systems or database administrators
80111610 Temporary information technology networking specialists
80111711 Permanent information technology software developers
80111712 Permanent information technology networking specialists
80111713 Permanent information technology systems or database administrators
80111716 Permanent information technology staffing needs
81111700 Management information systems MIS
81112208 Security and protection software maintenance
81112210 System management software maintenance

9/17/2020 - Addendum No. 3 is added to replace the Procurement Officer. Please see the attached addendum below.

8/17/2020 - Addendum No. 2 is added to provide the Department's answers to written questions submitted by vendors. Please see the attached addendum below.

7/21/2020 - Addendum No. 1 is added to revise the solicitation timeline. Please see the attached addendum below.

The State of Florida (State), Department of Management Services (Department), seeks to establish through this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) a contract or contracts (Contract) for a State Data Center Managed Service Provider (MSP), as further described in Attachment A – Statement of Work.
Invitation to Negotiate will be opened at the below address at 03:00 P.M., September 14, 2020.
Please direct all questions to:
Caitlen Boles
Phone: (850) 410-1423
4050 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee FL, 32399
Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations at the pre-solicitation conference and/or bid/proposal opening shall contact purchasing at the phone number above at least five (5) working days prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact this office by using the Florida Relay Services which can be reached at 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
The Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids or accept minor irregularities in the best interest of the State of Florida.
Certified Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process.
Pursuant to Section 287.057(23), Florida Statutes: Respondents to this solicitation or persons acting on their behalf may not contact, between the release of the solicitation and the end of the 72-hour period following the agency posting the notice of intended award, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays, any employee or officer of the executive or legislative branch concerning any aspect of this solicitation, except in writing to the procurement officer or as provided in the solicitation documents. Violation of this provision may be grounds for rejecting a response.

Downloadable Files for Advertisement
Version Description Type Required
Original ITN No.: DMS-20/21-031 - State Data Center Managed Service Provider (MSP) (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
Original Attachment A - Statement of Work (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
Original Attachment B - MSP Draft Contract (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
001 Addendum No. 1 - Timeline Update (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
002 Addendum No. 2 - Questions and Answers (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
003 Addendum No. 3 - Procurement Officer Update (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
004 Addendum No. 4 - Timeline Update (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
005 Addendum No. 5 - Timeline Update (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
006 Addendum No. 6 - Timeline Update (Open/Save/View) Complete Document
indicates a required (not withdrawn) file

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