The Contracting Authority shall enter into a framework agreement with fixed provisions for the delivery of further defined services and goods, including hardware and software licences, to the Contracting Authority's central network security solutions. The framework agreement shall cover the Contracting Authority's need regarding management and expansion of the existing central network security solutions. The Contracting Authority shall also enter into a continuous maintenance agreement which shall include further defined maintenance services, related to the existing network infrastructure, as well as the expansions from call-off contracts that will be established in the framework agreement.
The term ‘Central network security solutions’ shall be defined as hardware and software that naturally falls within the following 3 categories:
1. Category 1 — Proxy.
a. Proxy solution for web based traffic.
b. Proxy solution for other types of traffic.
2. Category 2 — Load balancing/access.
a. Solution for access control/load balancing, equivalent to the F5 product portfolio.
b. Other solutions for access control/load balancing.
3. Category 3 — 2 factor authentication.
a. Software for 2 factor authentication.
For more information refer to the TendSign notification.