High Performance Computing Cluster Tender

High Performance Computing Cluster Tender

The supercomputing system will be used by multiple users from Swansea University.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Computer equipment and supplies

2016/S 060-100520

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Swansea University
The Purchasing Office, Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1792606268
E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: www.swansea.ac.ukAddress of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0345
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of a High Performance Computing Cluster.

Reference number: T75(16)(Bay Hub)

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The University will select the most economically advantageous tenderer whether from Lot 1 or from Lot 2 dependent upon the lead time and the best value solution for the University.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=42808

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Delivery and installation by 29.7.2016

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The supercomputing system will be used by multiple users from Swansea University. With the exception of planned and unplanned downtime, the facility will typically be available (with access to both computing capability and data) and in use 24/7 throughout each year of operation. The supercomputing system to be considered will be located at Swansea University Bay Campus.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 29/06/2016
End: 29/07/2016
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: yes
Identification of the project: Astute 2020
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Delivery and Installation within 15 weeks from order

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The supercomputing system will be used by multiple users from Swansea University. With the exception of planned and unplanned downtime, the facility will typically be available (with access to both computing capability and data) and in use 24/7 throughout each year of operation. The supercomputing system to be considered will be located at Swansea University Bay Campus.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 29/06/2016
End: 29/07/2016
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: yes
Identification of the project: Astute 2020
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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/04/2016
Local time: 12:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/04/2016
Local time: 12:00

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 College of Engineering at Swansea University is applying for funding for an operation titled ‘Astute 2020’ (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) from European Regional Development Funds. It is designed to stimulate growth in Wales by applying advanced engineering technologies to manufacturing challenges. This multi-million pound operation aims to enable projects with manufacturing companies, to generate sustainable, higher value goods and services and bring them to a global market. Subject to a successful funding application, the operation will be led by Swansea University, in collaboration with a number of other Universities across Wales. Astute 2020 is a more concentrated version of the current Astute project that was supported by ERDF funds through the Welsh Government since May 2010 and came to the end of its funding period with the 30.6.2015.

Swansea University, with funding provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), is planning to procure a supercomputing capability to the Astute 2020 operation, a research program for the economic development of West Wales and the Valleys.

Swansea University has submitted a proposal which includes a budget for High Performance Computing Equipment to WEFO to procure and operate a parallel supercomputer used as a development platform for numerical analysis software.

The High Performance Computing facility will be operated and used by Swansea University in the context of the Astute 2020 operation as the lead University partner for Computational Engineering Modelling and may be made available for off-site users across the operation.

This Invitation to Tender comprises an integrated supercomputing facility and its data storage. Astute 2020 is to be funded until 30.6.2020; warranty and services included in the tender will consider to this date.

The supercomputing system will be used by multiple users from Swansea University. With the exception of planned and unplanned downtime, the facility will typically be available (with access to both computing capability and data) and in use 24/7 throughout each year of operation. The supercomputing system to be considered will be located at Swansea University Bay Campus.

The tender price will include the equipment capital costs, delivery, hardware commissioning, warranty and hardware support over the duration of the project. The resulting computer resource should be optimised for the use of numerical analysis tools, such as the Ansys software suite, Altair Hyperworks, LS Dyna.

Swansea University, College of Engineering has available an IT server room served by a 300 kW power supply distributed via 32 A sockets, 220 kW generator and a 220 kW UPS, with 220 kW cooling power. The room currently houses 4 x 19 in racks, which are not fully populated.

The simulation codes involve both commercial software and bespoke in-house software developed mainly in C, C++ and FORTRAN. The simulation codes make use of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP, and require a high performance supercomputer network.

Data will be made available to users beyond the end of the contracted period.

(WA Ref:42808).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Swansea University
The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1792295890Internet address:www.swansea.ac.uk
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/03/2016

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