Supply and installation of High Performance Computing Facility

Supply and installation of High Performance Computing Facility

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

UK-Reading: super computer

2012/S 203-333940

Contract 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)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: 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: http://www/ecmwf.int/newsevents/itt/2012-210/index.html

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: 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: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Supply and installation of High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) for ECMWF.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: ECMWF.
Shinfield Park.
Reading, Berkshire RG2 9AX.
NUTS code UKJ11

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)

Supply and installation of High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) and related services for ECMWF.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30211100

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Please see tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 50 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Please see tender documentation.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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:

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

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

N/A.
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: Please see tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

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

ECMWF/2012/210
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 129-213991 of 7.7.2012

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

11.1.2013 – 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

until: 31.7.2013
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Place:

ECMWF.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

The procurement for the Contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF’s procedures. 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 Organisation or submit itself to any jurisdiction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Director-General of ECMWF
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
UNITED KINGDOM

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:15.10.2012