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Title: High Performance Computing (HPC) Installation Services & On-going Support
Published by: Glyndwr University
Publication Date: 09/09/2019
Deadline Date: 19/09/2019
Deadline Time: 13:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: In order to support the needs of researchers in the University provision of High Performance Computing (HPC) is necessary. It will be physically based in our St Asaph site but will need to be accessible to all staff to use. The University has an existing network connecting the sites.
The University has HPC hardware which was sited in St Asaph as part of the HPC Wales project which has now finished. The title of the hardware has been formally transferred to the University, but there is no software as this was licenced to HPC Wales.
The University has a requirement to procure a contract for High Performance Computing (HPC) Installation Services & On-going Support.
The summary of the scope of this contract will be follows:
To restore the High Performance Computing facility to use and make it accessible through the network to all Wrexham Glyndwr University sites. In addition, it should be accessible to remote users (e.g. from home)
The primary aim of the project is to restore and operating system to the head nodes (2) and compute nodes (13) to yield a useable HPC service requiring little support. A version of Linux is required on the compute nodes and this should be compatible with the software used in the University (viz, ANSYS, Matlab)
Installation of suitable Linux-based systems to provide a stable HPC resource
Installation of the software packages used in the University
Training on the system and on installation of vendor packages to enable day to day operation of the system by the University
Ongoing annual support & maintenance for the system for up to 5 years. (minimum 3 years term with an option to price for additional two years)

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SUPPLIES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Glyndwr University

Procurement, Plas Coch, Mold Road,

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

UK

Arwel Staples

+44 1978293188

arwel.staples@glyndwr.ac.uk

+44 1978293188
www.glyndwr.ac.uk
www.sell2wales.gov.wales
www.sell2wales.gov.wales

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

High Performance Computing (HPC) Installation Services & On-going Support

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

In order to support the needs of researchers in the University provision of High Performance Computing (HPC) is necessary. It will be physically based in our St Asaph site but will need to be accessible to all staff to use. The University has an existing network connecting the sites.

The University has HPC hardware which was sited in St Asaph as part of the HPC Wales project which has now finished. The title of the hardware has been formally transferred to the University, but there is no software as this was licenced to HPC Wales.

The University has a requirement to procure a contract for High Performance Computing (HPC) Installation Services & On-going Support.

The summary of the scope of this contract will be follows:

To restore the High Performance Computing facility to use and make it accessible through the network to all Wrexham Glyndwr University sites. In addition, it should be accessible to remote users (e.g. from home)

The primary aim of the project is to restore and operating system to the head nodes (2) and compute nodes (13) to yield a useable HPC service requiring little support. A version of Linux is required on the compute nodes and this should be compatible with the software used in the University (viz, ANSYS, Matlab)

Installation of suitable Linux-based systems to provide a stable HPC resource

Installation of the software packages used in the University

Training on the system and on installation of vendor packages to enable day to day operation of the system by the University

Ongoing annual support & maintenance for the system for up to 5 years. (minimum 3 years term with an option to price for additional two years)

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
30211000 Mainframe computer
30211100 Super computer
30211300 Computer platforms
30211400 Computer configurations
30215000 Microcomputer hardware
48623000 Microcomputer operating system software package
50312000 Maintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312100 Maintenance and repair of mainframe computers
50312110 Maintenance of mainframe computers
50312120 Repair of mainframe computers
50312200 Maintenance and repair of minicomputers
50312210 Maintenance of minicomputers
50312220 Repair of minicomputers
50312400 Maintenance and repair of microcomputers
50312410 Maintenance of microcomputers
50312420 Repair of microcomputers
50323100 Maintenance of computer peripherals
50323200 Repair of computer peripherals
51600000 Installation services of computers and office equipment
51610000 Installation services of computers and information-processing equipment
51611000 Installation services of computers
72212640 Microcomputer operating system software development services
72541000 Computer expansion services
72590000 Computer-related professional services
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
72610000 Computer support services
72611000 Technical computer support services
72700000 Computer network services
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The budget for this contract is not to exceed £ 6,500 inclusive of VAT, Taxes and Tarrifs for the installation of the operating system with a further £2,000 inclusive of VAT per annum for the ongoing support and maintenance. The disclosure of the budget is to provide Economic operators with an indication of the budget available. However, the University expects any RFQ bids to demonstrate value for money. The university is happy to work with the successful bidder to produce case studies and to be mentioned as a reference client.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Each Bidder must pass the Pass / Fail Criteria before their Quality and Price submissions will be considered and evaluated.

The installation of the Contract must be completed by 7th October 2019.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    19-09-2019  Time  13:00

Estimated award date
 23-09-2019

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

Welsh

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:95482)

5.2

Additional Documentation

HPC RFQ Final
Appedix 1 Contract-Specification HPC Final
Appendix 2 WGU standard goods contract GDPR v2
Appendix 3 - Award Criteria Evaluation Methodology Final HPC
Appendix 4 - Sell2Wales Supplier Postbox Guide

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 09-09-2019

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: arwel.staples@glyndwr.ac.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
30211400Computer configurationsMainframe computer
30200000Computer equipment and suppliesOffice and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
72541000Computer expansion servicesComputer upgrade services
72700000Computer network servicesIT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
30211300Computer platformsMainframe computer
72600000Computer support and consultancy servicesIT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72610000Computer support servicesComputer support and consultancy services
72590000Computer-related professional servicesComputer-related services
51611000Installation services of computersInstallation services of computers and information-processing equipment
51610000Installation services of computers and information-processing equipmentInstallation services of computers and office equipment
51600000Installation services of computers and office equipmentInstallation services (except software)
30211000Mainframe computerData-processing machines (hardware)
50312000Maintenance and repair of computer equipmentMaintenance and repair of office machinery
50312100Maintenance and repair of mainframe computersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312400Maintenance and repair of microcomputersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312200Maintenance and repair of minicomputersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50323100Maintenance of computer peripheralsMaintenance and repair of computer peripherals
50312110Maintenance of mainframe computersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312410Maintenance of microcomputersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312210Maintenance of minicomputersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
30215000Microcomputer hardwareData-processing machines (hardware)
72212640Microcomputer operating system software development servicesProgramming services of application software
48623000Microcomputer operating system software packageOperating systems
50323200Repair of computer peripheralsMaintenance and repair of computer peripherals
50312120Repair of mainframe computersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312420Repair of microcomputersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312220Repair of minicomputersMaintenance and repair of computer equipment
30211100Super computerMainframe computer
72611000Technical computer support servicesComputer support services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1013Conwy and Denbighshire

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09/09/2019 HPC RFQ Final RFQ184.69 KB10
09/09/2019 Appedix 1 Contract-Specification HPC Final Appendix 1 Contract Specification22.02 KB12
09/09/2019 Appendix 2 WGU standard goods contract GDPR v2 Appendix 2 - Contract Terms & Conditions155.48 KB10
09/09/2019 Appendix 3 - Award Criteria Evaluation Methodology Final HPC Appendix 3 Award Criteria Scoring Mechanism64.31 KB11
09/09/2019 Appendix 4 - Sell2Wales Supplier Postbox Guide Appendix 4 Supplier Post Box Guidance1.11 MB10

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