Cloud Hosting Tender

Cloud Hosting Tender

Provision of Cloud Hosting Services for Climate Data Store.

United Kingdom-Reading: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2017/S 098-195178

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ecmwf.int/

Electronic access to information: http://procurement.ecmwf.int

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://procurement.ecmwf.int

Further information can be obtained from: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.ecmwf.int/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://procurement.ecmwf.int

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://procurement.ecmwf.int

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation

I.3)Main activity

Other: meteorological services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Copernicus C3S_23b Provision of Cloud Hosting Services for Climate Data Store (CDS).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: On contractor’s premises.
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 800 000 EUR

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The European Commission (EU) has entrusted ECMWF with the implementation of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) for the period of 2014 to 2020. Its principal objective is to enhance the knowledge base to support climate change adaptation and mitigation policies.
The Climate Data Store (CDS) constitutes the core building block of the C3S and will be at the heart of the C3S infrastructure. The system is designed to provide a consolidated view and point of access to climate data that is distributed over multiple data suppliers. All C3S data will be catalogued in the CDS, and augmented with quality information that allows the data users to discover, appraise and select appropriate data. The CDS will also provide a set of tools (toolbox), workflows and applications that will allow users to perform processing, computation, transformation and visualisation on top of catalogued data. Users will be presented with options to either download raw data or to build workflows based on concatenation of one or more data sources and parameterised tools, submit these to the system, directly visualise data or even to create ad-hoc applications through available functionalities. The web portal and backend systems manage all interfaces and brokers between internal components and the distributed data providers through so called adaptors. The user experiences a single portal environment with consistent style, interface and controls.
Data requested on the web portal can be delivered raw to the user’s home site, or it can be moved into the CDS compute area for processing.
In order to assure the highest quality of service, the Copernicus Climate Change Service aims to benefit from the latest state-of-the-art technologies, hardware and software, setting up a reference framework infrastructure able to accommodate evolving needs and requirements coming from a wide diversity of users and sectors, from experts and scientists to policy makers, while keeping the integrity and robustness of the system.
Aligned with the European Cloud Computing Strategy adopted by the European Commission, the Copernicus strategy foresees an incremental and fast adoption of cloud based infrastructures. In line with these aims, and taking into consideration the huge volumes of data needed to be transferred into the system, it has been decided to host the CDS on a fully managed On-premises Private Cloud with an additional public cloud service to allow for growth-the Hybrid Cloud solution.
The purpose of this call for tender is the procurement of a fully managed Cloud Hosting Service.
Note: The contract shall have an initial duration to the end of 2018 with optional yearly renewals thereafter until the end of 2021.
Estimated value: the value is based on responses received to the previously published RFI and the estimated level of usage. The actual spend will be dictated by the level of take up by the service users. Further information can be found in the ITT documents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Please see Volume I (Instructions and Conditions) of the ITT documents published in ECMWF eProcurement Portal at https://procurement.ecmwf.int

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see ITT documents published in ECMWF eProcurement Portal at https://procurement.ecmwf.int

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

ECMWF will only enter into a contract with a single legal person/entity. Due to the need to include performance and compliance obligations in the contract, ECMWF will contract only with a single legal person or entity which is competent to undertake and commit to these obligations.
ECMWF recognises that some bids will involve a number of organisations which may wish to work together to deliver the contract requirements. In such cases, these organisations must identify a lead contractor who will sign the contract with ECMWF and who will be responsible for putting in place legal arrangements to ensure that it can guarantee that all other organisations will also meet the contract obligations.
ECMWF will not enter into multiple contracts with individual members of consortia or groups of service providers.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: Please see ITT documents published in ECMWF eProcurement Portal at https://procurement.ecmwf.int

III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenders will not be eligible unless they are submitted by persons or entities based or registered in a member state of the EU or in a member state of ECMWF.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers must complete the online questionnaire in ECMWF’s eProcurement Portal.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderers must complete the online questionnaire in ECMWF’s eProcurement Portal.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 50

2. Technical solution proposed. Weighting 50

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

Copernicus C3S_23b Provision of Cloud Hosting Services for Climate Data Store (CDS)

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 182-327971 of 21.9.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.6.2017 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Copernicus — The European Earth Observation Programme

See http://www.copernicus.eu/

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 will be available on ECMWF’s eProcurement Portal 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 as described in Volume I of the ITT documents. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted.
Note: the contract shall have an initial duration to the end of 2018 with optional yearly renewals thereafter until the end of 2021.
Estimated value: the value is based on responses received to the previously published RFI and the estimated level of usage. The actual spend will be dictated by the level of take up by the service users. Further information can be found in the ITT documents.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.ecmwf.int/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.ecmwf.int/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.5.2017

 

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