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Title: SU233(22) Provision of software solution for Supercomputing Wales (Swansea)
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-121713
Published by: Swansea University
Authority ID: AA0345
Publication Date: 27/05/2022
Deadline Date: 15/06/2022
Deadline Time: 14:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Supercomputing Wales (SCW) consortium comprises the four leading research institutions in Wales – Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities. Funded by European Structural funds and the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), the present SCW contract ends in December 2022.
The Swansea component of SCW is located at the Bay Datacentre on the Bay campus. It comprises of some 5,000 skylake cores along with a few nodes with Nvidia V100 and A100 GPUs. Bull Sequana hardware with AMD CPUs.
These services were initially installed and commissioned during Q2/2018 by Atos. The solution is based on propriety SCS v5, SLURM job scheduler and connected through a Mellanox InfiniBand (EDR) connected Lustre parallel file system. These are complex systems and the original software support contract for them expired in March 2021 and as such the system has been running at risk since then.
This Invitation to Tender relates to software services for the Swansea system only with software services for the Cardiff system to be purchased via a separate exercise, for operational reasons.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Swansea University

Procurement Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park,

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK

Rhian Nurse

+44 1792602779


http://www.swansea.ac.uk
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

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

SU233(22) Provision of software solution for Supercomputing Wales (Swansea)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Supercomputing Wales (SCW) consortium comprises the four leading research institutions in Wales – Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities. Funded by European Structural funds and the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO), the present SCW contract ends in December 2022.

The Swansea component of SCW is located at the Bay Datacentre on the Bay campus. It comprises of some 5,000 skylake cores along with a few nodes with Nvidia V100 and A100 GPUs. Bull Sequana hardware with AMD CPUs.

These services were initially installed and commissioned during Q2/2018 by Atos. The solution is based on propriety SCS v5, SLURM job scheduler and connected through a Mellanox InfiniBand (EDR) connected Lustre parallel file system. These are complex systems and the original software support contract for them expired in March 2021 and as such the system has been running at risk since then.

This Invitation to Tender relates to software services for the Swansea system only with software services for the Cardiff system to be purchased via a separate exercise, for operational reasons.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=121713

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

72262000 Software development services
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

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
    15-06-2022  Time  14:00

Estimated award date
 24-06-2022

4.5

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

EN  CY 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:121713)

Relates to the following project/programme financed by EU Community Funds: Supercomputing Wales

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 27-05-2022

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1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018Swansea

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