Supply IaaS Cloud Services to GEANT Limited

Supply IaaS Cloud Services to GEANT Limited

This procurement aims to award a number of framework agreements for the provision of IT Infrastructure as a Service.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Software package and information systems

2015/S 143-264327

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GEANT Limited (formerly Delivery of Advanced Technology to Europe Limited)
City House, 126-130 Hills Road
For the attention of: Procurement Manager
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1223371300
E-mail: procurement@geant.org
Fax: +44 1223371371

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.geant.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.geant-procurement.net

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: Research and Education Networks

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

GEANT VERENINGING
SINGEL 468 D
1017 AW Amsterdam
NETHERLANDS

ACONET Vienna University Computer Centre
Universitätsstrasse 7
1010 Wien
AUSTRIA

Akademska mreza Republike Srbije (AMRES)
Kumanovska bb, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 90
11000 Beograd
SERBIA

ARNES
Jamova 39
SI-1001 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA

Hayastani Akademiakan Gitahetazotakan Kompyuterayin Tsants (ARNES)
Paruyr Sevak Street 1
0014 Yerevan
ARMENIA

Azerbaycan Milli Elmler Akademiyas? ?ebekesi (AZRENA)
9, F. Agayev Str.
AZ1141 Baku
AZERBAIJAN

United Institute of Informatics Problems of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (BASNET) — Setka Natsianalnai Akademii Nauk Belarusi
Surganova Street 6
220012 Minsk
BELARUS

BELNET
rue de la Science 4
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM

Sdruzhenie Bulgarska Izsledovatelska i Obrazovatelna Mrezha (BREN)
Gourko str 6
1000 Sofia
BULGARIA

Hrvatska akademska i istrazivacka mreza — CARNet
Josipa Marohnica 5
10000 Zagreb
CROATIA

CESNET, ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Zikova 4
160 00 Prague
CZECH REPUBLIC

KYPRIAKO EREVNITIKO KAI AKADIMAIKO DIKTIO (CYNET)
Kallipoleos 75
1678 Nicosia
CYPRUS

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES DFN VEREIN E.V.
Alexanderplatz 1
10178 Berlin
GERMANY

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
avenida do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
PORTUGAL

CONSORTIUM GARR
Via dei Tizii 6
00185 Roma
ITALY

Saqartvelos samecniero-saganmanatleblo kompiuteruli qselebis asociacia (GRENA)
Chovelidze 10
0108 Tbilisi
GEORGIA

Ethniko Diktio Ereynas & Technologias (GRNET)
Mesogeion av. 56
11527 Athens
GREECE

Heanet Ltd
5 Georges Dock, 1st floor, IFSC
1 Dublin
IRELAND

Hariduse Infotehnoloogia Sihtasutus (EEnet)
Raja 4c
I2616 Tallinn
ESTONIA

Merkaz Hachishuvim haBain Universitai (IUCC)
Klausner street I6
69001 Tel Aviv
ISRAEL

Jisc Collections and Janet Limited
Lumen House, Library Avenue, Harwell
OX11 0SG Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS (LITNET)
K Donelaicio 73
LT-44029 Kaunas
LITHUANIA

Makedonska akademska istrazhuvachka mrezha (MARNet)
Blvd. Partizanski Odredi
17 Skopje
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Ministarstvo nauke (MREN), c/o JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET CRNE GORE
Cetinjska 2
81000 Podgorica
MONTENEGRO

Nemzeti Informacios Infrastruktura Fejlesztesi Iroda (NIIFI)
Victor Hugo utca 18/-22.
1132 Budapest
HUNGARY

Nordunet A/S
Kastruplundgade 22 I
Kastrup
DENMARK

Pozna?skie Centrum Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe, INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ PAN (PSNC/PIONIER)
Noskowskiego 12- I4
61-704 Poznan
POLAND

ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES
Edificio Bronce, Plaza Manuel Gomez Moreno Sin
28020 Madrid
SPAIN

Asociatia Obsteasca RENAM
STEFAN CHEL MARE 168
2004 CHISINAU
MOLDOVA

GROUPEMENT D INTERET PUBLIC POUR LERESEAU NATIONAL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS POUR LA TECHNOLOGIE L ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA RECHERCHE (RENATER)
151 boulevard de l’Hopital
75013 Paris
FRANCE

Fondation RESTENA
Coudenhove-Kalergi 6
1359 KIRCHBERG
LUXEMBOURG

Agentia de Administrare a Retelei Nationale de Informatica Pentru Educatie si Cercetare (RoEduNet)
strada Mendeleev 21-25
010362 Bucharest
ROMANIA

ZDRUZENIE POUZIVATELOV SLOVENSKEJAKADEMICKEJ DATOVEJ SIETE¬ SANET
Vazovova 5
812 69 Bratislava
SLOVAKIA

SURFnet
Radboudkwartier 273
3511 Utrecht
NETHERLANDS

SWITCH
Werdstrasse 2
Zurich
SWITZERLAND

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU (ULAKBIM)
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
TURKEY

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
University Campus, Tai-Qroqq
Msida
2080
MALTA

Qendra Nderuniversitare e Sherbimeve dhe Rrjetit Telematik (ANA)
Rr. Sami Frasheri, Nr.54
1001 Tirana
ALBANIA

Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DIC)
DTU, Bldg. 305
2800 Lyngby
DENMARK

— CSC — Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus
PO Box 405
FI-Espoo
FINLAND

Rannsókna- og háskólanet Íslands hf, Taeknigardur (RHNet)
Dunhagi 5
107 Reykjavik
ICELAND

SUNET
Tulegatan 11, 2 tr
SE-113 53 Stockholm
SWEDEN

UNINETT
Postboks 4769 Sluppen
7465 Trondheim
NORWAY

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

IaaS Cloud Services.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

This procurement aims to award a number of framework agreements for the provision of IT Infrastructure as a Service.
The procurement is being run on behalf the European Research and Education Sector and includes the National Research and Education entities in each country and the entities which receive network services from them (10 000 institutions with over 50 000 000 users). It will:
— Make it easier for the Research and Education Community to consume IaaS solutions in a manner compliant with European procurement legislation and with the right conditions of use. By aggregating demand across the community and negotiating integrated brokerage and service delivery, the Community will be able to get the best possible value from cloud services.
— Make it easier for Cloud Service Providers to reach and deliver their IaaS solutions to the Community, efficiently and at large. This procurement provides a direct route to the Research and Education Community.
A competitive dialogue procedure is being used as the exact number of frameworks and lots is uncertain at the point of issue of the PQQ.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial stability may be required by GEANT or proposed by participants if considered appropriate.

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

No specific legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, GEANT may require the consortium to form a separate legal entity before entering into any Contract.

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

No specific legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, GEANT may require the consortium to form a separate legal entity before entering into any Contract.

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: Candidates’ personal situation will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

This procurement will be managed electronically via GEANT’s e-Procurement platform where all tender documents can be found. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on www.geant-procurement.net

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS numbers (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at www.geant-procurement.net

Once you have registered at www.geant-procurement.net a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates’ economic and financial capacity will be assessed according to the criteria set out within the PQQ. The PQQ can be assessed at www.geant-procurement.net using the instructions detailed in III.2.1).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Candidates’ economic and financial capacity will be assessed according to the criteria set out within the PQQ. The PQQ can be assessed atwww.geant-procurement.net using the instructions detailed in III.2.1).

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

competitive dialogue
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 yes
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:

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 90-161807 of 9.5.2015

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

6.9.2015 – 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
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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): GN4-1 — 691567.
VI.3)Additional information
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: GEANT Limited (formerly DANTE) will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Taht notification will provide full information on the award decision.
The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.7.2015

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