CPE RFQ Questions & Answers

Q – The tender document states the following:

2.5 SABEN requires the following pricing options for management of the deployed devices:

2.5.1 FortiManager platform across the hardware appliance, virtual machine and cloud platforms; and

To which of the following does the “cloud platforms” option refer:

1 – FortiManager virtual machine deployed in a cloud platform like Azure or AWS.

2 – FortiManager Cloud which is a hosted Cloud-based Central Management & Orchestration Service.

We assume option 1 is what is requested but would like confirmation.

A. – The virtual machine refers to a virtual machine in the SABEN data centre on our own hardware (refers to option “1”).

The FortiManager Cloud option “2” is required (refers to the platform hosted in the Cloud and not by us).

Q –  Just to further clarify: We have catered for the Virtual Machine that can be hosted in your own data centre.

Option 1 is hosted by AWS/Azure in the Cloud, with a bring your own license model, but you get the full VM to do with as you want as if it was hosted in your own data centre. 

Option 2 is a hosted SaaS service that you only get an account for and can add any device that you pay the annual subscription Cloud Management fee for.

Hence Option 1 is a Public Cloud Platform, and Option 2 is a hosted SaaS option. Do you still want Option 2?

A – We would like option 1 and 2 pricing.

Description Quantity One Year Support Three Year Support
Unit Price Total Price Unit Price Total Price
Hardware only with standard support 290 R                    – R                    –
Hardware only with standard support PLUS Unified Protection Package option 290 R                    – R                    –
FortiManager platform on a hardware appliance 1 R                    – R                    –
FortiManager platform on a virtual machine 1 R                    – R                    –
FortiManager cloud platform 1 R                    – R                    –
(Optional) Hardware only with standard support 35 R                    – R                    –
(Optional) Hardware only with standard support PLUS Unified Protection Package option 35 R                    – R                    –
Note: All device pricing should include brackets for 19″ wide cabinet mounting, as well as South African dedicated power leads

Q – Does the description of standard support imply to 8×5 support instead of the quoted 24×7?

A – 8×5 support Fortinet

Q – Fortinet have quoted FortiGuard Unified (UTM) Protection with each option – should line 1 item not read 8X5 Forticare only?

A – Yes

Q – Will need some clarity on the VM & Cloud line items and quantities please.

A – Quantity 1 each