High Performance Computer Tender – University of Sheffield

High Performance Computer Tender – University of Sheffield

Lot 1: CPU-Powerful HPC; Lot 2: GPU-Powerful HPC.

United Kingdom-Catcliffe: Computer equipment and supplies

2020/S 155-380422

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The University Of Sheffield, AMRC
Postal address: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Town: Catcliffe
NUTS code: UKE31 Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham
Postal code: S60 5TZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mary Leverton
E-mail: m.young@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1142226694Internet address(es):Main address: www.sheffield.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

2631/492/MY/NW/20 High Performance Computer (HPC)

Reference number: 2631/492/MY/NW/20

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30200000 Computer equipment and supplies

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

This tender is for the supply, installation and commissioning of a rack of HPCs with high specifications. The tender is split into two lots:

lot 1: CPU-Powerful HPC;

lot 2: GPU-Powerful HPC.

The University would prefer to award to one supplier for both lots, but would accept responses for one lot only. The AMRC is looking for an end-to-end solution including delivery, installation, commissioning, training, and support. The equipment will support the AMRC’s research into technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and computing intensive simulations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 189 500.00 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:

CPU-Powerful HPC

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30100000 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture
30200000 Computer equipment and supplies

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Main site or place of performance:

AMRC North West, Bowran Street, Preston.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

CPU-Powerful HPC.

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

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

Duration in months: 3
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:

19R18P02370

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

GPU-Powerful HPC

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30100000 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture
30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
30211100 Super computer

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Main site or place of performance:

AMRC North West, Bowran Street, Preston.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

GPU-Powerful HPC.

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

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

Duration in months: 3
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:

19R18P02370.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

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:

The equipment must be decommissioned at Bowran Street, Preston and recommissioned at Samlesbury Aerodrome, Balderstone (expected August 2021).

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: 10/09/2020
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/09/2020
Local time: 13:00
Place:

Authorised Procurement officers home address due to Covid-19.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Justice (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum ten-day standstill period at the point at which information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek a further debriefing before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of contract cannot be resolved, the Public Contract Regulations 2015 provides for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/08/2020