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BDC Procurement Opportunity

Business Development Bank of Canada (“BDC”) is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It provides access to financing, as well as advisory services to help Canadian businesses grow and succeed. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers a wide range of risk capital solutions. For more than 75 years, BDC’s only purpose has been to support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of growth. For more information and to consult more than 1,000 free tools, articles and entrepreneurs’ stories, visit bdc.ca.

Provided below is the information on BDC’s new procurement opportunity:

Title: Turnkey Hybrid Backup Solution (ref: RFPQ-0000230774)

Closing date: September 9, 2022

Description:

BDC would like to obtain a hybrid backup solution that will enable it to migrate more workloads to the cloud in the coming years to resolve its technological obsolescence. The main objectives of the new solution will be to meet the objective of backing up the identified workloads, improve security and reduce recovery time.

BDC is looking to improve the performance and capacity of its infrastructure to bring it in line with its data protection governance requirements. Using current best practices and data protection features (e.g. MFA, SSO, encryption, AD integration) will directly benefit from using a new technology.

More specifically, BDC wishes to:

  • Ensure business continuity with the data protection solution;
  • Simplify the overall architecture by reducing the complexity of the data protection infrastructure;
  • Increase the support, scalability and operational efficiency of the data protection solution;
  • Increase data protection security;
  • Enable better interoperability of solutions (e.g. API);
  • Use and operate cloud services for backups and archiving.

The purpose of this prequalification process is to identify potential suppliers of products and services and their integrator, if required, for a new hybrid backup solution. The selected supplier will be responsible for providing professional services for the installation, configuration and integration of the proposed solution into BDC’s environment.

Projected term of agreement: 3 years minimum

To obtain more information on this process, you can follow this link: http://www.merx4.merx.com/bdc/

 

Suppliers must have the right level of subscription in order to be able to download and participate in this RFP process. Additional information on subscription levels is available at : https://www.merx.com/English/NonMember.asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=13&hcode=nYFc8CvG07M5ZlWO2XrZpg%3d%3d

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