GEANT Infrastructure as a Service
The GEANT Project has an objective to leverage network connectivity, identity management and other established services to help accelerate the adoption of cloud services.
United Kingdom-Cambridge: Software package and information systems
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
City House, 126-130 Hills Road
For the attention of: Procurement Manager
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
Telephone: +44 1223371300
Fax: +44 1223371371
General address of the contracting authority: www.geant.org
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://geant-procurement.net
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
23-25 rue Daviel
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Kastruplundgade 22, 1
Library Avenue, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
OX11 0SG Didcot
Rue de la Science 4
Gourko Str 6
Ulica Josipa Marohnica 5
Raekoja Plats 14
Mesogeion Av. 56
115 27 Athens
6 Surganova Street
Victor Hugo utca 18
1st Floor, 5 St George’s Dock, IFSC
Computation Center, Tel Aviv University Campus, Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
K Donelaicio 73
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
Bul. Krste Misirkov BB
THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Kantoren Hoog Overborch (Hoog Catharijne), Moreelsepark 48
3511 EP Utrecht
Abels Gate 5
SE-113 53 Stockholm
Avenida D. Carlos I, 126
Strada Mendeleev nr. 21-25
Studentski Trg 1
Entidad pública empresarial Red.es (RedIRIS)
Edificio Bronce, 2a planta, Plaza Manuel Gómez Moreno, s/n
168 Bd Stefan chel Mare
10 Chovelidze St.
NTUU KPI, Building 2, of. 105 Politekhnichna Str. 33
Universitat Wien, Dr Karl Lueger-Ring 1
CSC — IT Center for Science Ltd (FUNET)
PO Box 405
University of Malta, University Campus, Tal-Qroqq
Singel 468 D
1017 AW Amsterdam
Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeIC)
Asmussens Allé, Bygning 305
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
AzScienceNet — Institute of Information Technology of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS)
9, F. Agayev Str
Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia 1 (ASNET-AM)
P. Sevak str
Intercollegiate Services Center and Telematic Network (ANA)
Rr. Sami Frasheri, Nr. 54
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The framework agreements are to enable pan-European coverage, although Economic Operators are welcome to offer solutions that are only available on a national or multi-national basis due to the adoption being driven through National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).
An NREN is a specialised internet service provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within a country as described at: http://www.geant.org/About/NRENs/Pages/NREN_Compendium.aspx
A NREN has a defined role and limited scope in terms of its user-base and the geographic territory in which it operates, i.e. a single country.
Each listed NREN will make the tender results solely available in the country where it operates in, to be adopted by the research and education institutions which make use of the services provided by the NREN. These institutions have a (joint) ownership of or contractual relationship with the NREN.
The user-base of the NRENs is as follows:
All listed NRENs provide services to research and higher education institutions in their respective countries.
These research and higher education institutions are organisations established by law, accredited or registered by government or public authority, for the purpose of education, science, research, development or public service.
In countries where the NREN serves a broader user-base than Higher education institutes and Research institutes, these institutional categories or named institutions are provided at: http://www.geant.org/Services/Storage_and_clouds/Pages/Tender.aspx which leads to a web page on the NRENs’ website. On this web page, the NREN defines their market by 1 of the following descriptions:
a. Types of organisations (i.e. schools, hospital, libraries);
b. Public Connection policy / Access policy;
c. Named organisations.
For the avoidance of doubt the entities listed on this OJEU notice, the research and higher education institutions in their respective countries and the entities identified at http://www.geant.org/Services/Storage_and_clouds/Pages/Tender.aspx are able to benefit from the framework agreements resulting from this procurement. Over the 4 years of the framework, this list is likely to change and Contracting Authorities who are eligible to be connected by an NREN shall also be considered eligible to use the framework.
Higher education institutes provide services in the field of higher education, as defined by national law. This includes private and public higher education institutions, irrespective of the composition of funding and management bodies.
Higher education institutes provide higher education, post-secondary education or 3rd level education as an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after secondary education. Often delivered at universities, academies, colleges, seminaries and institutes of technology, higher education is also available through certain college-level institutions, including vocational schools, trade schools and other career colleges that award academic degrees or professional certifications.
As described at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher_education
Higher education applies to academic programmes of study that may be entered by students holding either an appropriate school leaving certificate from an upper secondary school or other relevant professional qualifications or approved prior learning and/or prior experience. Providers may be universities, universities of professional studies, higher education institutions, colleges, polytechnics, etc.
As described at: http://www.unideusto.org/tuningeu/documents/glossary-of-terms.html
Research institutes are organisations which undertake creative and systematic work in order to increase the stock of knowledge — including knowledge of humankind, culture and society — and to devise new applications of available knowledge.
As described at: http://www.oecd.org/sti/inno/Frascati-Manual.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 000 and 500 000 000 EUR
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
— A high-speed network;
— An identity management, single sign-on ecosystem;
— Communication and collaboration services.
The GEANT Project has an objective to leverage network connectivity, identity management and other established services to help accelerate the adoption of cloud services and remove barriers for the NRENs and their Institutions, hereafter referred to as the Customers.
The purpose of the procurement initiative is to bridge the demand and supply sides for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It is being conducted as an Open Procedure in accordance with the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 to:
— Make it easier for the Customers to consume IaaS solutions in a manner compliant with European procurement legislation and with the right conditions of use. By aggregating demand across the Customers and negotiating integrated brokerage and service delivery, the Customers will be able to get the best possible value from cloud services.
— Provide a direct route for Economic Operators to more easily and efficiently reach and deliver their IaaS solutions at large.
The tender aims to ensure that:
— Suppliers offer a IaaS feature set which matches the Customers’ needs;
— Data is handled safely and Suppliers meet European and national regulations;
— The Customers can aggregate demand and costs are affordable and predictable;
— Services can be acquired and used through the Customers’ purchasing and management structures;
— Services are connected to and compatible with the Customers network and Identity Management capabilities.
It is the intention that the conclusion of this procurement process will result in a number of Framework Agreements (as described in the tender documentation) for IaaS solutions awarded to Tenderers who pass the Call for Competition evaluation, resulting in a portfolio of services for the Customers to consume. The Frameworks will provide standardised contract terms for use by NRENs and their client institutions. This will remove or will at least significantly reduce, the local overhead for technical, commercial or legal activities typically required when engaging new Suppliers. As a result, this procurement will significantly reduce the barriers for the Customers to consume IaaS solutions.
GEANT (Limited and Association), the NRENs listed in this OJEU (including the research and higher education institutions receiving connectivity from the NREN) plus any entities listed in addition at http://www.geant.org/Services/Storage_and_clouds/Pages/Tender.aspx are entitled to benefit from this procurement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 300 000 000 and 500 000 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
This procurement will be managed electronically via GEANT’s e-Procurement platform where all tender documents can be found. To participate in this procurement, participants must 1st be registered on: www.geantprocurement.net
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS numbers (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at www.geant-procurement.net
Once you have registered at www.geant-procurement.net a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Candidates’ technical capacity will be assessed according to the criteria set out within the Tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 090-161807 of 9.5.2015
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): GN4-1 — 691567.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: