Tender for High Performance Computing Cluster Nodes

Tender for High Performance Computing Cluster Nodes

Supply, delivery and installation of a number of high performance computing cluster nodes and associated low-latency high-bandwidth interconnect.

United Kingdom-Didcot: Storage media

2019/S 234-573248

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Diamond Light Source Ltd
Postal address: Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Town: Didcot
NUTS code: UKJ14
Postal code: OX11 0DE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Angela Thomas
E-mail: procurement@diamond.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1235777575
Internet address(es):Main address: www.diamond.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tenders.diamond.ac.uk/Home.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Other activity: Scientific research facility

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

MX High Performance Compute Cluster Nodes and Interconnect

Reference number: DLSITT0414

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30234000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The scope of this contract is for the supply, delivery and installation of a number of high-performance computing cluster nodes (HPC nodes) and associated low-latency high-bandwidth interconnect. The new HPC cluster nodes will be integrated into an existing cluster and storage infrastructure. The management of the cluster nodes will be based on the use of IPMI and CFEngine, with Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 as the operating system. Any hardware provided must support existing storage provided by Lustre and GPFS. All operating system software and any storage related clients required will be provided by Diamond.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ14

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of this contract is for the supply, delivery and installation of a number of high-performance computing cluster nodes (HPC nodes) and associated low-latency high-bandwidth interconnect.

The total budget for this contract is 250 000 GBP exc. VAT. The new hardware procured as part of this contract will need to be delivered and installed by the 31.3.2020. The service will be required to be installed in such a manner to minimise the downtime of service to Diamond users as this new hardware will be physically replacing existing HPC nodes in use. The removal and disposal of existing hardware will be the responsibility of Diamond.

The new HPC cluster nodes will be integrated into an existing cluster and storage infrastructure. The management of the cluster nodes will be based on the use of IPMI and CFEngine, with Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 as the operating system. Any hardware provided must support existing storage provided by Lustre and GPFS. All operating system software and any storage related clients required will be provided by Diamond.

As part of the overall compute cluster environment at Diamond, the new HPC cluster nodes will be used to perform a wide variety of calculations from many small single core workloads to some (and increasing) use of MPI codes. Due to the need to integrate with existing storage infrastructure, which utilises a Mellanox Infiniband fabric, all of the compute cluster nodes must incorporate an appropriate InfiniBand network card.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Support, experience and capacity / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Delivery / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 40
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: no
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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: 06/01/2020
Local time: 23:59
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/01/2020
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Diamond Light Source Ltd
Town: Didcot
Postal code: OX11 0DE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@diamond.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Diamond Light Source will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/11/2019