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Provision of Consultancy Services for WFP Global Network Upgrade

United Nations Capital Development Fund has announced on 17 Mar 2021 that is accepting bids for the following project: Provision of Consultancy Services for WFP Global Network Upgrade.

The tender will take place in Costa Rica and will cover the Information Technology industry.

The value of this project has not been disclosed by the donor and you can apply until Deadline date

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Bellow you can find more information about the tender description and the bidding procedure.

Location: Costa Rica, Eritrea, Cambodia, Turkey, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Samoa, Slovenia, Cayman Islands and other 167 countries

General information

Donor:

United Nations Capital Development Fund

Industry:

Information Technology

Status:

Accepting bids

Timeline

Published:

17 Mar 2021

Deadline:

26 Mar 2021

Value:

Not available

Contacts

Name:

hq tenders

Phone:

+39 6513

Description

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/124192
Description

Background
Assisting 80 Million People in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
WFP’s Connectivity Branch oversees Connectivity services to the entire WFP workforce distributed in more than 600 locations world-wide. Connectivity services include but are not limited to Satellite infrastructure and ISP infrastructure. In the specific we are implementing SDWAN technology that entails the re-configuration of the LAN in each location, configuration and deployment of new SDWAN devices and post implementation support.


Services required
WFP seeks expressions of interest from companies, individuals, consulting firms, or other technology companies with proven experience in SD-WAN technology, routing, firewalls, in trouble shooting, problem resolution and post implementation support.
Also, proven familiarity with network and infrastructure design, review, architecture, development, and testing of products; covering the following skillsets:
1.Detailed and In-depth knowledge of common IP networking concepts, including routing,VLANs, Firewalls, NAT, Troubleshooting, Network Architecture and Design Principles.
2.Able to work with large teams to supervise and provide high-level support related to use of CLIto manage common small-office Cisco switches (IOS, IOS-XE), in particular port configurations,VLANs and trunking. Able to analyse any L3 configuration in Cisco switches or other devices todocument any in-office routing configurations.
3.Experience with management of Windows DHCP servers, evaluation of server configurations,ability to suggest changes to bring them in-line with standards and discover/note anyexceptions such as static IP address assignments or vendor-specific attributes.
4.Able to develop architecture and design documentation.
5.Skilled in performing root cause analysis related to capacity, performance, and stability of theWFP Network.
6.Detailed knowledge of Wi-Fi device configuration, including common wireless LANcontroller/management systems such as Cisco, Ubiquiti and Ruckus. Able to assist inconfiguration of common wireless devices/controllers with multiple SSIDs, enterpriseauthentication systems (WPA2-Enterprise and WPA2-Personal), mapping SSIDs to VLANs, andout-of-band management.
Via Cesare Giulio Viola, 68/70, 00148 Rome, Italy Telephone: +39 06 65131 Fax: +39 06 6590632/7

7. Detailed knowledge of SDWAN devices. Able to read and analyze SDWAN security policies and compare to standards, noting any exceptions and resolving any issues to minimize exceptions from policy.
8. Networking knowledge of Windows and Linux servers, specifically IP addressing, subnetting, and DNS configuration. Able to document and re-configure DNS and IP in common Windows and Linux distributions/versions.
9. Deep understanding of Current and Emerging technologies such as Zero Trust, Cloud and IoT.
10. Proven ability to document and communicate concepts targeting various audiences both technical and non-technical.
Response
In order to participate in the pre-selection exercise, companies are required to provide the following:
- Confirmation of interest in being considered for one or more of the above services;
- Brief summary (max three A4 pages) of experience of, professional and technical competence in and capacity to deliver service required. This must include where applicable:
o Experience with SDWAN Technology and description of the projects deployed.
o Years of Experience with Enterprise network and description of a projects deployed.
o Description of experience in the different Network devices brand and technologies.
o Years of experience in creating a monitoring network infrastructure and a NOC; description of a project deployed.
o Experience in Cloud migration; description of a project deployed.
o Years of experience working with UN Agencies (specific references are valued);
o Company contact point for requests for clarification WFP may raise during the review process.
o No financial proposal is required at this stage of the process.
If your company is interested in taking part in this initiative, please send the information requested to the following email address:hq.tenders@wfp.org.


Only companies that submit complete responses will be considered for the next phase of the process.


The deadline for response to this Expression of Interest is:
Friday 26th March, 10h00 CEST (Rome Time Zone)

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