Verenigd Koninkrijk-Edinburgh: Supercomputer
Aankondiging van een gegunde opdracht
Resultaten van de aanbestedingsprocedure
Afdeling I: Aanbestedende dienst
Adres van het kopersprofiel: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107
Afdeling II: Voorwerp
DiRAC Further Upgrade
See Annex D1
EPCC's Advanced Computing Facility (ACF).
Under Regulations Reg. 33(1)(b)(ii), and Reg. 33(4)(b) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, a Contracting Authority may use the negotiated procedure without the prior publication in the case of a public contract, based on the following justification:
— Reg. 33(1)(b)(ii): competition is absent for technical reasons (only if it is not caused by artificial narrowing down of the parameters of the procurement and no reasonable alternative or substitute exists),
— Reg. 33(4)(b): compatibility issues or disproportionate technical difficulties.
Afdeling IV: Procedure
Reg. 33(1)(b)(ii): Hewlett Packard Enterprise are the only possible source for maintenance due to exclusive rights for the HPE 8600 system installed in the advanced computing facility and operated by the University of Edinburgh under grant funding for the Science and Technology Facilities Council, and which was competitively procured under the SSSNA framework MT0768 in 2018 and upgraded in Jan 2019.
Reg. 33(4)(b): integrating a hierarchical storage manager (HSM) with the existing HPE provided file system could only be supported by HPE, without risk of compatibility issues and disproportionate technical difficulties since HPE would not support tightly coupled use of their file system with another vendor’s products.
Afdeling V: Gunning van een opdracht
Afdeling VI: Aanvullende inlichtingen