High Performance Computing Service for University of Bath

High Performance Computing Service for University of Bath

This tender process will be used to select a Tenderer to replace the existing High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and to assist with the development of the HPC service at the University of Bath.

United Kingdom-Bath: Super computer

2014/S 060-100702

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Bath
Purchasing Services, Wessex House 6.43, Claverton Down
Contact point(s): See section V1.3
For the attention of: Lester Hayward
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225384822
E-mail: l.hayward@bath.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bath:-Super-computer./CMHYVUCN2X

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

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:

High Performance Computing Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKK12

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)

Super computer. Maintenance of mainframe computers. Computer storage units. Computer-related services. Technical computer support services. This tender process will be used to select a Tenderer to replace the existing High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and to assist with the development of the HPC service at the University of Bath. The base design is outlined in this document and is for the purposes of evaluating tender responses.
We are looking for a largely homogeneous cluster design suitable for running MPI based workloads, with the addition of specialised compute islands of GPGPU, Xeon Phi and large-memory systems. The system should have advanced remote visualisation capabilities to enable researchers to visualise large and complex datasets.
Overview of the requirements for the new HPC system:
— Minimum of 2,048 standard compute cores,
— GPU and Xeon Phi compute nodes,
— Development zone,
— Large memory capability,
— Remote visualisation capability,
— A high performance, low latency interconnect for MPI and I/O traffic,
— A high performance parallel filesystem,
— Login/submission nodes,
— Cluster management layer.
It is important that the response clearly presents a holistic solution, with the specified components fully integrated to deliver a complete working solution for the HPC service and its researchers; this covers the entire approach, from installation, commissioning and acceptance to the on-going service delivery over the term of the contract. The Tenderer will be willing to commit to specific delivery dates, and performance levels and will be able to offer opportunities for partnership and for innovative development of the new service in the arena of HPC.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30211100, 50312110, 30233100, 72500000, 72611000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Please see tendering documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 833 333 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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 document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see invitation to tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see invitation to tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see invitation to tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see invitation to tender document.
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:

UoBath/Proc/188.
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

30.4.2014 – 14:00
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

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

This tender is being conducted as part of the University of Bath’s eTendering programme run in conjunctionwith BIPS DELTA. Further information and invitation to tender documents are available at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com. To express an interest in this opportunity you must register on this site to obtain a login and password. (If you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password). Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.You must then log in and go to Your Response Manager and add the following Access Code:CMHYVUCN2X.

Please ensure you follow all instructions provided to you there. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is14:00 hrs, 30.04.2014. Please ensure that you allow plenty of time when responding especially if you arerequired to upload response documents. Please note late responses cannot be accepted. If you experienceany technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on: +44 8452707050 or emailhelpdesk@delta-esourcing.com.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bath:-Super-computer./CMHYVUCN2X

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/CMHYVUCN2X

GO Reference: GO-2014321-PRO-5547135

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

University of Bath
Purchasing Services
BA2 7AY Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225384822

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:21.3.2014