Supplies - 158629-2018

13/04/2018    S72    European Commission - Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Italy-Ispra: High End Scientific Workstations (HEWS) III

2018/S 072-158629

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission, JRC - Joint Research Centre (Ispra)
Via Enrico Fermi 2749
Ispra (VA)
Contact person: Garcia Rubi Juan
NUTS code: ITC41

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

High End Scientific Workstations (HEWS) III

Reference number: JRC-PP-2018-000085
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

High-end computer workstations (notebooks and desktops) and accessories for scientific use.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITC41
Main site or place of performance:

JRC Ispra (Varese, Italy)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The large variety of computer-intensive scientific activities of the JRC requires a wide range of high-end computer equipment heterogeneous in configuration and performance:

— High-end mobile workstations (notebooks and desktops); high-performance CPU, memory, storage, data acquisition and graphic processing units and add-ons;

— Computer components, peripherals and accessories: monitors, storage, various accessories.

Products must usually be of latest generation and with a 4-year guarantee so that the JRC can cope with ever-increasing requirements in computational and storage capacity.

A fully electronic ordering system is sought based on a public electronic catalogue accessible on internet. Electronic invoicing is also sought.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice is published for information purposes only.

Market operators are invited to consider the RFI ( and reply to the email address provided in the RFI Response Form ( will be informed when (if) the contract notice is published and the call is launched.

Please note that registration is not a pre-requisite to making an offer should a call be launched. Participation is open to all natural and legal persons within the scope of the EU Treaties, as well as all natural and legal persons established in a third country which has a special agreement with the European Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement.

Registration of interest shall not convey any legal right or create a legitimate expectation of award of contract. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to launch the planned procedure or to cancel or abandon without compensation any procedure launched on the basis of this publicity.

The contracting authority may decide not to launch a call for tender. No additional information will be provided before the publication of the contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: