Tender for Software and Computing Engineering Services
To undertake and support the development of software and support of computer systems.
United Kingdom-Didcot: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Contact person: Sue Blake
Telephone: +44 1235778167
NUTS code: UKJ14
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Software and Computing Engineering Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
To facilitate the Diamond Science Programme, Diamond provides extensive control systems, data acquisition systems, data analysis and other data handling processes. These are realised through developments undertaken by an in-house team of ~120 software and computing engineers. They largely use open source software working, in collaboration with comparable projects world-wide, academic groups in universities and commercial organisations.
Scientific Computing systems support the in-house software team and the facility’s users. They consist of high performance storage, provisioned as GPFS, commodity storage based on NetApp Appliances, a compute cluster with 7k x86 cores and 200 GPUs, a high performance network, Linux workstations and network services.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Diamond Light Source Ltd
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
DLS wants to establish a Framework Agreement with multiple organisations for the supply of suitably qualified and experienced people to undertake and support the development of software and support of computer systems. This will be as part of the development of the distributed control systems or data acquisition systems or data handling systems or other computing projects. In general, this work will involve development of software within the established software frameworks or support of existing software or computer systems. Details of skill sets required for these development activities are outlined in Appendix B of our Technical Specification.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This period may be extended for a further year under the existing terms and conditions if agreed by both parties.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Diamond Light Source Ltd
Members of the Diamond Procurement Team.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: