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Title: Provision of a High Performance Computing Cluster
Published by: Swansea University
Publication Date: 25/03/2016
Deadline Date: 25/04/2016
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The University will select the most economically advantageous tenderer wither from Lot 1 or from Lot 2 dependent upon the lead time and the best value solution for the University.
CPV: 30200000, 30200000, 30200000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Swansea University

The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK

Telephone: +44 1792606268

E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.swansea.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0345

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from another address:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

UK

E-mail: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Provision of a High Performance Computing Cluster

Reference number: T75(16) (Bay Hub)

II.1.2) Main CPV code

30200000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

The University will select the most economically advantageous tenderer wither from Lot 1 or from Lot 2 dependent upon the lead time and the best value solution for the University.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=42808

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Delivery and installation by 29th July 2016

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

30200000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supercomputing system will be used by multiple users from Swansea University. With the exception of planned and unplanned downtime, the facility will typically be available (with access to both computing capability and data) and in use 24/7 throughout each year of operation. The supercomputing system to be considered will be located at Swansea University Bay Campus.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00  GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 29/06/2016

End: 29/07/2016

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Identification of the project:

ASTUTE 2020

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Delivery and Installation within 15 weeks from order

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

30200000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supercomputing system will be used by multiple users from Swansea University. With the exception of planned and unplanned downtime, the facility will typically be available (with access to both computing capability and data) and in use 24/7 throughout each year of operation. The supercomputing system to be considered will be located at Swansea University Bay Campus.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00  GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 29/06/2016

End: 29/07/2016

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Identification of the project:

ASTUTE 2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/04/2016

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

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: 25/04/2016

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The College of Engineering at Swansea University is applying for funding for an operation titled “ASTUTE 2020” (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) from European Regional Development Funds. It is designed to stimulate growth in Wales by applying advanced engineering technologies to manufacturing challenges. This multi-million pound operation aims to enable projects with manufacturing companies, to generate sustainable, higher value goods and services and bring them to a global market. Subject to a successful funding application, the operation will be led by Swansea University, in collaboration with a number of other Universities across Wales. ASTUTE 2020 is a more concentrated version of the current ASTUTE project that was supported by ERDF funds through the Welsh Government since May 2010 and came to the end of its funding period with the 30th of June 2015.

Swansea University, with funding provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), is planning to procure a supercomputing capability to the ASTUTE2020 operation, a research program for the economic development of West Wales and the Valleys.

Swansea University has submitted a proposal which includes a budget for High Performance Computing Equipment to WEFO to procure and operate a parallel supercomputer used as a development platform for numerical analysis software.

The High Performance Computing facility will be operated and used by Swansea University in the context of the ASTUTE2020 operation as the lead University partner for Computational Engineering Modelling and may be made available for offsite users across the operation.

This Invitation to Tender comprises an integrated supercomputing facility and its data storage. ASTUTE2020 is to be funded until 30/06/2020; warranty and services included in the tender will consider to this date.

The supercomputing system will be used by multiple users from Swansea University. With the exception of planned and unplanned downtime, the facility will typically be available (with access to both computing capability and data) and in use 24/7 throughout each year of operation. The supercomputing system to be considered will be located at Swansea University Bay Campus.

The tender price will include the equipment capital costs, delivery, hardware commissioning, warranty and hardware support over the duration of the project. The resulting computer resource should be optimised for the use of numerical analysis tools, such as the ANSYS software suite, Altair Hyperworks, LS Dyna.

Swansea University, College of Engineering has available an IT server room served by a 300 kW power supply distributed via 32 A sockets, 220 kW generator and a 220 kW UPS, with 220 kW cooling power. The room currently houses 4 x 19 in racks, which are not fully populated.

The simulation codes involve both commercial software and bespoke in-house software developed mainly in C, C++ and FORTRAN. The simulation codes make use of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP, and require a high performance supercomputer network.

Data will be made available to users beyond the end of the contracted period.

(WA Ref:42808)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Swansea University

The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK

Telephone: +44 1792295890

Internet address(es)

URL: www.swansea.ac.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

23/03/2016


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
29/03/2016 10:52eTender Bravosolution 'ITT code' change

itt_53879

The correct ITT code in order to locate the tender within Bravosolution eTenderwales is as above.
Main Contact: o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
30200000Computer equipment and suppliesOffice and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018Swansea

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