Procurement of Network Security Layer – Invitation to Tender

Procurement of Network Security Layer – Invitation to Tender

To enter into a long-term contract for the supply of equipment and its associated maintenance and support services, and other services to build a ‘Network Security Layer’.

United Kingdom-Reading: Networks

2019/S 099-239000

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@ecmwf.int
NUTS code: UKJ11
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Meteorological Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

ECMWF/ITT/2019/BOND21 Procurement of Network Security Layer

Reference number: ECMWF/ITT/2019/BOND21

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is for ECMWF to enter into a long-term contract for the supply of equipment and its associated maintenance and support services, and other services to build a ‘Network Security Layer’ that will be purchased and installed by ECMWF as part of the new networks and security infrastructure at ECMWF’s existing facility in Shinfield Road, Reading, UK and its new data centre at Tecnopolo di Bologna, Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy from late 2019 onwards.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: IT
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Please refer to description of the procurement section below.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is for ECMWF to enter into a long-term contract for the supply of equipment and its associated maintenance and support services, and other services to build a ‘Network Security Layer’ that will be purchased and installed by ECMWF as part of the new networks and security infrastructure at ECMWF’s existing facility in Shinfield Road, Reading, UK and its new data centre at Tecnopolo di Bologna, Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy from late 2019 onwards.

The ITT will also include:

— professional services for the design validation and onsite engineer presence during the Deployment Phase 1,

— training of ECMWF staff.

ECMWF have pre-selected one (1) manufacturer in the context of this ITT: Fortinet, Inc. This ITT is therefore only open to tenderers who are certified resellers of this manufacturer. The sole exceptions to the utilisation of this manufacturer are optical transceivers and direct attached cables where non-original equipment manufacturers can be used in the proposed solution.

This ITT is for the initial purchase of works for the Deployment Phase 1 followed by further purchases of additional works on a call-off basis over the life of the contract. The term will be for a minimum period of three (3) years, with ECMWF having the option to extend thereafter to a maximum term of eight (8) years.

Further information is included in ITT documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Tenderer’s credentials / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Compliance with technical and operational Requirements / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See ITT documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

See ITT documents.

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: no
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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: no
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: 17/06/2019
Local time: 14:00
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: 17/06/2019
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Reading, UK.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Not applicable.

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 procurement for the contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF’s procedures as set out in ECMWF’s invitation to tender documents, which are available on ECMWF’s eProcurement Portal (https://procurement.ecmwf.int/) 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. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted. Suppliers must register their organisation on the eProcurement Portal to be able to access the ITT documents and to be able to submit a response to any ITTs.

The eProcurement Portal can be accessed from one of the following links: https://procontract.due-north.com or https://procurement.ecmwf.int (the latter redirects to the ProContract opportunities page).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United KingdomInternet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers
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

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United KingdomInternet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/05/2019

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