Services - 508053-2018

17/11/2018    S222    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Reading: Computer equipment and supplies

2018/S 222-508053

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United Kingdom
E-mail: sec270@lists.ecmwf.int
NUTS code: UKJ11

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://procurement.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/
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:

Procurement of a High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF)

Reference number: ECMWF/ITT/2018/270
II.1.2)Main CPV code
30200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this ITT is to procure a High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

The replacement HPCF will be installed in ECMWF’s new data centre in Bologna, Italy and will run in parallel with the existing HPCF until the end of September 2020. It will then provide a production service to the end of the contract period, September 2024.

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: ITH55
Main site or place of performance:

At ECMWF's data centre in Bologna, Italy

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

ECMWF acquired its existing high-performance computing resources under an agreement that is scheduled to expire at the end of September 2020. The final configuration delivered under this agreement comprises two Cray XC systems each with 3600 36-core application nodes. The replacement HPCF will be installed in ECMWF’s new data centre in Bologna, Italy and will run in parallel with the existing HPCF until the end of September 2020. It will then provide a production service to the end of the contract period, September 2024.

ECMWF’s intention is to procure the HPCF by means of a service contract that delivers a flat performance profile over the duration of the service and includes the provision/removal of hardware together with other items such as software licences and upgrades, hardware and software maintenance, support, training and migration assistance. ECMWF has an option for an extension of the current contract on a monthly or quarterly basis, that can be used to provide flexibility in the start of the operational service period for the replacement HPCF.

The IFS RAPS benchmark (RAPS18u2.1), which will be used to assess performance of systems bid in response to this ITT, has been released. For instructions on accessing the benchmark code please email bench270@ecmwf.int

As an operational weather forecasting centre, ECMWF has obligations to provide meteorological products to a tight schedule and strives to be as environmentally responsible as possible. Great store is put on providing an efficient and resilient HPCF to ensure that the products are delivered on time.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Committed Performance / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Implementation plan, flexibility and risks / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of technical solution and environmental impact / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of service provision and support model / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 119-270732
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/02/2019
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
Tender must be valid until: 20/12/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/02/2019
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Reading, UK

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Not applicable

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 (http://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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
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
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United Kingdom

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/11/2018