Supplies - 437909-2019

18/09/2019    S180    Supplies - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Reading: Networks

2019/S 180-437909

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@ecmwf.int

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Meteorological Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

ECMWF/ITT/2019/BOND24a Procurement of DDI and NTP Infrastructure

Reference number: ECMWF/ITT/2019/BOND24a
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32400000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

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 ‘DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) and Network Time Protocol (NTP) Infrastructure’ that will be purchased and installed by ECMWF as part of the new networks and security infrastructure at ECMWF's new data centre at Tecnopolo di Bologna, Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy from late 2019 onwards.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IT
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Please refer to description of the procurement section below.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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 ‘DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) and Network Time Protocol (NTP) Infrastructure’ that will be purchased and installed by ECMWF as part of the new networks and security infrastructure at ECMWF's new data centre at Tecnopolo di Bologna, Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy from late 2019 onwards.

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: Infoblox, 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 five (5) years.

Further information is included in ITT documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Tenderer’s credentials / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Compliance with technical and operational requirements / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See ITT documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

See ITT documents.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/10/2019
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 11/10/2019
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Reading, UK.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

N/a

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional 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).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/09/2019