Leveringen - 493601-2018

09/11/2018    S216

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Super computer

2018/S 216-493601

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University Of Edinburgh
Postal address: Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Postal code: EH1 1HT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Grace.Neumann@ed.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1316502508

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

DiRAC 2.5y Supercomputer Upgrade

Reference number: NCA30783
II.1.2)Main CPV code
30211100 Super computer
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

See Annex D1.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 2 783 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30211100 Super computer
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Main site or place of performance:

EPCC’s Advanced Computing Facility (ACF).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Under Regulation 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:

Where a change in supplier(s) would mean that the University would have compatibility issues or disproportionate technical difficulties; this procedure can be used to acquire additional deliveries from the original supplier when needed to replace or increase supplies or installations. In this case, the contract or recurrent contract length must not exceed 3 years, other than in exceptional circumstances.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

Upgrade to existing HPE SGI 8600. The original procurement of DiRAC 2.5x Parallel Supercomputer was called off under Framework for Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) Ref 2016/2’. An offer was received from HPE and the Contract (reference MT0768) was signed on 19.12.2017. Further upgrade to existing HPE SGI 8600 system will require seamless integration without incurring any risk or additional cost for the machine room. In order to deliver the science effectively:

(i) the required upgrade system must integrate with the existing parallel disk systems and net-work delivered by HPE in March 2018;

(ii) the machine room level cooling system must be shared between the upgrade elements and the original system and operate at the same temperature. UoE has already committed additional investment to room level warm water cooling appropriate to the HPE8600 technology delivering an outstanding cooling efficiency;

(iii) the combined system will deliver the best science if run as single, larger system requiring all nodes run inter-operably.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 061-103632
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: NCA30783
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Postal address: Amen Corner
Town: Bracknell
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG12 1HN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Sappleby@hpe.com
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 2 783 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

(SC Ref:563292)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: University Of Edinburgh
Postal address: Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1HT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316502508

Internet address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: