The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) require a supply of high capacity internet connection to its two leased datacentres. This requirement needs to take cognisance of the current constraints of a fiscally challenging public sector environment.
To meet these challenges, ICT needs to adapt, delivering more with less whilst increasing efficiencies, reducing risk, increasing reliability and availability of NICS services. Service underpinned by a robust secure network with appropriate management systems. Tenderers are asked to consider these challenges when replying to this tender.