REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - FIRMS
The University of the West Indies (the UWI) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$ 8,496,100 towards the cost of Digital Transformation Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of The UWI and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than The UWI shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The University of the West Indies, is the Executing Agency of this Project and now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for completing the implementation and training for unified, seamless collaboration platform for staff and students Microsoft SharePoint and Security Training.
The objectives of the consultancy are as follows:
- To complete the rollout of Microsoft 365 (M365) to staff in a single tenant and design a blue print of action items that will facilitate integration of both staff and students. A single tenant for staff, faculty and students will result in greater operational efficiency and a seamless secure collaboration environment to support teaching and learning across the entire university.
- To deliver training with the aim of strengthening skills to securely configure and administer UWI’s M365 ecosystem. The training covers two areas MS SharePoint and MS Security. The UWI has established UWI SharePoint Focus Area team which is a sub-group of the M365 Focus Area teams responsible for the roll out of M365 across the University. The members of the SharePoint Focus Area team will participate in the SharePoint training. The MS Security training will be for the UWI Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) across five (5) campuses.
Further details can be found in the attached Terms of Reference. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of seven months.