United Kingdom-Reading: Networks
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
Section II: Object
ECMWF/ITT/2019/BOND21 Procurement of Network Security Layer
The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is for ECMWF to enter into a long-term contract for the supply of equipment and its associated maintenance and support services, and other services to build a ‘Network Security Layer’ that will be purchased and installed by ECMWF as part of the new networks and security infrastructure at ECMWF's existing facility in Shinfield Road, Reading, UK and its new data centre at Tecnopolo di Bologna, Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy from late 2019 onwards.
Please refer to description of the procurement section below.
The ITT will also include:
— professional services for the design validation and onsite engineer presence during the Deployment Phase 1,
— training of ECMWF staff.
ECMWF have pre-selected one (1) manufacturer in the context of this ITT: Fortinet, Inc. This ITT is therefore only open to tenderers who are certified resellers of this manufacturer. The sole exceptions to the utilisation of this manufacturer are optical transceivers and direct attached cables where non-original equipment manufacturers can be used in the proposed solution.
This ITT is for the initial purchase of works for the Deployment Phase 1 followed by further purchases of additional works on a call-off basis over the life of the contract. The term will be for a minimum period of three (3) years, with ECMWF having the option to extend thereafter to a maximum term of eight (8) years.
Further information is included in ITT documents.
See ITT documents.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The procurement for the contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF's procedures as set out in ECMWF's invitation to tender documents, which are available on ECMWF's eProcurement Portal (https://procurement.ecmwf.int/) and no other procedures will apply. In submitting this notice ECMWF does not waive the privileges and immunities granted to it by virtue of its status as an Intergovernmental organisation or submit itself to any jurisdiction.
Tenders must be submitted using ECMWF's eProcurement Portal. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted. Suppliers must register their organisation on the eProcurement Portal to be able to access the ITT documents and to be able to submit a response to any ITTs.
The eProcurement Portal can be accessed from one of the following links: https://procontract.due-north.com or https://procurement.ecmwf.int (the latter redirects to the ProContract opportunities page).
Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers