WEB FILTERING SOLUTION FOR DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL – CORPORATE, SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES & YOUTH CENTRES Denbighshire is seeking a centralised Internet filtering solution for corporate, schools, libraries and Youth Centre networks. The system will be used by schools, public libraries and youth centres to ensure that children and young people of school age are subject to age-related web filtering. On corporate sites, Public Access networks will also need to be filtered by the solution. There are currently 67 schools with approximately 23,750 pupils, 8 libraries and 6 youth centres. Web filtering in schools will be based on the Welsh Government age-related web filtering standards. Technical staff in secondary schools will have the ability to administer filtering to reflect specific school requirements that differ from the overarching filtering provision. For some primary schools administration of filtering may be allowed by designated staff – in addition to administration by the corporate ICT Technician. The Council will seek to award a contract for a period of three years with options to extend for up to two further years. The contract will start on 1st June 2016. This procurement will be carried out electronically. Submissions are invited via the Proactis e-sourcing portal: https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com/Account/Login The closing date for submissions is Monday 29th February 2016 at 12:00pm. Requests for clarification must be submitted via the Proactis portal before 12:00pm on Wednesday 24th February. The successful supplier will be required to attend an initial planning meeting with Denbighshire staff in County Hall, Ruthin, LL15 1YN within two week of the awarding of the contract. The meeting will focus on technical implementation needs, timescales and required actions. Responses to this notice may be submitted in Welsh. A response submitted in Welsh will be treated no less favourably than a response submitted in English Information provided during this procurement process may inform the final specification and the conditions of any contract between the successful contractor(s) and Denbighshire County Council. The Council reserves the right not to award any contract following this procurement process.