High Performance Computing Facility Tender
Request offers for a High Performance Computing facility to be installed in St Andrews not later than March 2016.
United Kingdom-St Andrews: Microcomputer hardware
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School, Abbey Walk
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Adrian Wood
KY16 9LB St Andrews
Telephone: +44 1334462523
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/procurement
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/procurement/buyer-profile.pdf
Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofstandrews
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofstandrews
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
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK-St Andrews.
NUTS code UKM22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The School of Physics and Astronomy, together with the Schools of Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics and the School of Biology at the University of St Andrews request offers for a High Performance Computing facility to be installed in St Andrews not later than March 2016. Tenders must detail hardware, software, support and cooling.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=424679
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
There are 2 options for installing the HPC cluster:
1) An in-place upgrade of an existing cluster consisting of 300 12-core Westmere nodes, in a room with evaporative cooling. Re-use of part of the existing system to achieve the target performance is possible. Specification of the existing system is available on request. The successful bidder would take over responsibility for the cooling solution.
2) Installation in an existing data centre in St Andrews. Five racks in an air-cooled server room (hot/cold aisle setup) with 12 kW power per rack are available. St Andrews University would take responsibility for the cooling.
Please also see Invitation to Tender (ITT).
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years;
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001;
(4) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards;
(5) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards;
(6) Samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;
(7) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided;
(8) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(9) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities;
(10) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(11) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate;
(12) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
Please also see ITT.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26.1.2016 – 12:00
Procurement — University of St Andrews.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Appointed Procurement Staff.
Section VI: Complementary information
All tenders for the University of St Andrews are administered through our e-Tendering System (In-Tend). To express an interest please go to our tender wed-site at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofstandrews
Please note that ‘Notes of Interest’ placed via PCS (Public Contracts Scotland) are not automatically accepted.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: