United Kingdom-Reading: Networks
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
Section II: Object
ECMWF/ITT/2019/BOND23 Procurement of Management and Monitoring Network
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 management and monitoring network that will be purchased and installed by ECMWF as part of the new networks and security infrastructure at ECMWF's existing facility in Reading, England and its new data centre at Tecnopolo di Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy from late 2019 onwards.
Please refer to description of the procurement section below.
This ITT will also include training of ECMWF staff on the selected vendor’s hardware and software.
This ITT is open to tenderers who are certified resellers of network equipment manufacturer(s). A tenderer can only propose a solution or solutions that use products made by one manufacturer. The notable exception to the utilisation of the manufacturer is optical transceivers and direct attached cables where non-original equipment manufacturers can be used in the proposed solution or solutions.
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