Super Computer for European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Super Computer for European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Supply and installation of High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) and related services for ECMWF.

UK-Reading: super computer

2012/S 129-213991

Prior information notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
For the attention of: Secretaries to ITT210
RG2 9AX Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189499000
E-mail: sec210@lists.ecmwf.int
Fax: +44 1189869450

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ecmwf.int

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity

Other: Meteorological Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Supply and installation of High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) for ECMWF.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
ECMWF.
Shinfield Park.
Reading, Berkshire RG2 9AX.
NUTS code UKJ11

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Supply and installation of High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) and related services for ECMWF.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 50 000 000,00 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30211100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

30.6.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Potential tenderers are advised to visit www.ecmwf.int/newsevents/itt/2013-210 for further information including details on how to obtain benchmark code from ECMWF.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The procurement for the Contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF’s procedures which will be set out in ECMWF’s Invitation to Tender document, expected to be published by 30.9.2012. No other procurement 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 Organization or submit itself to any jurisdiction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.7.2012