Supply High Performance Computer System

Supply High Performance Computer System

The Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology (BrisSynBio, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/brissynbio) wishes to acquire a dedicated High Performance Computer (HPC) system for life-sciences / synthetic biology applications that will complement and may be loosely integrated with the existing University of Bristol BlueCrystal Phase3 HPC system.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Super computer

2014/S 241-423615

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Bristol
Procurement, 1 to 9 Old Park Hill
For the attention of: Mr Matthew Coote
BS2 8BB Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1173317294
E-mail: matthew.coote@bristol.ac.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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:

BrisSynBio high performance computer system.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: University of Bristol.

NUTS code UKK11

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 Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology (BrisSynBio, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/brissynbio) wishes to acquire a dedicated High Performance Computer (HPC) system for life-sciences / synthetic biology applications that will complement and may be loosely integrated with the existing University of Bristol BlueCrystal Phase3 HPC system (https://www.acrc.bris.ac.uk/acrc/phase3.htm).

The sum of GBP 260 000 excl. VAT is available to acquire the BrisSynBio HPC system. We require that the BrisSynBio HPC System be a heterogeneous cluster with elements to provide:
— GPU-like accelerator capability supporting both CUDA and OpenCL-based applications,
— high performance MPI capability,
— high performance disk capability,
— high availability,
— all equipment must fit into the University’s APC InfrastruXureTM hot aisle containment systems.
We envisage that the ideal solution for the BrisSynBio HPC System will have elements to provide:
— a 64-bit architecture,
— either a redundant set of combined management /login nodes, or a set of redundant management nodes and a set of redundant login nodes,
— the management/login nodes will be fault tolerant and resilient,
— a minimum of 600 x86 cores in the compute nodes,
— a minimum of 8 GPU accelerator cards capable of running applications based on CUDA and OpenCL,
— Gigabit Ethernet or more for the internal administration network and the default cluster interconnect,
— a high performance, low-latency interconnect for MPI traffic and I/O,
— a minimum of 40 TB of usable disk storage,
— a scalable storage subsystem suitable for a large HPC cluster that >> is fast, robust, resilient, highly available, easy to maintain and that may provide options for integrating with the existing Panasas storage solution used on Bluecrystal Phase3,
— Scientific Linux OS,
— cluster management software,
— user job management software with resource usage reporting capabilities,
— appropriate compilers and libraries,
— all supplied software to be licensed for at least 3 years,
— 3 years maintenance on all hardware and software components starting from day of acceptance,
— options for a fourth year maintenance extension for the management/login nodes, networking and storage infrastructure.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30211100, 48822000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 260 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 54 (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:

See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.

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

See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.

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

See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
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:

9RGH-SUE505

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

no
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

3.2.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Interested parties should register on the University’s online tender portal, ProContract at the following link:

https://tender.bris.ac.uk/procontract/bristol/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

The ITT documents can then be downloaded from ProContract. Your tender response must be submitted via ProContract by the deadline specified in Section IV.3.4.
The University will not short list any supplier to be invited to tender where any of the reasons detailed in Section 23(1) of UK Statutory Instrument 2006 No.5 ‘The Public Contracts Regulations 2006′ are deemed to apply.
The University shall have no liability for any costs, expenses, fees or charges (including third party charges) by those expressing interest in and/or pre-qualifying for and/or tendering for this opportunity. No contract (whether implied or otherwise) shall exist between any bidder and the University until such time as a contract is awarded to a successful bidder. The University reserves the right to make any changes to the procurement as it may require at any time with no liability on its part (including to change, suspend, stop or terminate the process and not award a contract and/or to reject any or all bids at any time).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Bidders have the right to appeal as set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.12.2014

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