Modular Data Centre Tender

Modular Data Centre Tender

Modular Data Centre and High Throughput Computing Infrastructure.

United Kingdom-Abingdon: Data management services

2016/S 204-369306

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre
For the attention of: Anthony Stratton
OX14 3DB Abingdon
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235466252
E-mail: anthony.stratton@ukaea.uk
Fax: +44 1235466859

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uk-atomic-energy.org.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.ccfe.ac.uk/TenderDocs.aspx?DocName=cumulusit.zip

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: Fusion Research

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:

Modular Data Centre and High Throughput Computing Infrastructure.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKJ14

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), hereafter referred to as the ‘Purchaser’, carries out research into the use of controlled fusion for the generation of power and is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire. The Purchaser has a requirement for a Modular Data Centre (MDC) and High Throughput Computing (HTC) infrastructure to support its activities. This will extend existing data centre capacity and provide a platform for developing scientific and engineering computing over a number of years. The intention is to purchase a partially populated MDC in year 1 and then add additional compute and data storage systems each year during year 2 to 5. A tender is being carried out to select the best supplier for the year 1 requirements.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72322000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Modular Data Centre and High Throughput Computing Infrastructure.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

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

As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

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

Joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

T/AS036/16

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

23.11.2016 – 12:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Culham Science Centre.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised individuals within the United Kingdom.
Atomic Energy Authority and any persons nominated to act on the Authority’s behalf.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Duration
The duration stated in II.3) is an estimate only.
Documents
All documents must be in English or with an English translation.
Payment
Prices may be stated in tenderers local currency and contract(s) will be let in the tendered currency.
Cost of tendering
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right not to award a contract. The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.
English law
The contract shall be considered as a contract made in England and shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the provisions of English Law.
Annulment
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract.
Sub-contracting
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority work within strict safety guidelines and tenderers will be required to specify and justify any proposals to subcontract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.10.2016

 

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