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United Kingdom-Reading: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
Address of the buyer profile: http://procurement.ecmwf.int
Section II: Object
ECMWF/EOI/2020/BOND09a Procurement of Logistics Services
The purpose of this expression of interest (EOI) is to help ECMWF understand the service options available in moving a substantial amount of existing equipment and tape media from its Shinfield Park data centre in Reading, UK to its new data centre in Bologna, Italy. Once the options are understood, ECMWF is likely to tender for these services.
ECMWF reserves the right to use this EOI exercise to short-list suppliers to be included in the invitation to tender.
The purpose of this expression of interest (EOI) is to help ECMWF understand the service options available in moving a substantial amount of existing equipment and tape media from its Shinfield Park data centre in Reading, UK to its new data centre in Bologna, Italy. Once the options are understood, ECMWF is likely to tender for these services. It should be noted that due to the nature of the equipment, most will likely be dismantled in the UK, packaged and rebuilt in Bologna by the OEM vendor. However for servers, switches and media, a more complete moving service could be offered, which would include de-racking, packaging, transporting and re-racking the equipment by the contractor.
In the event that ECMWF agrees to tender for the services, the requirements are likely to be split into 2 lots, 1 for the equipment and 1 for the tape media move, with both being issued in the second quarter 2020. Tenderers would be able to bid for either 1 or both lots. In this EOI, it is acceptable to only answer the questions relevant to your area of interest.
It is anticipated that the moves would take place in early 2021.
Respondents are encouraged to submit a complete response to this EOI exercise as ECMWF reserves the right to use this exercise to short-list suppliers for the invitation to tender stage.
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 (once published), which will be 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, once these are published 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).