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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Swansea: Bay Datacentre Modernisation Works
Document Ref:
GB003M90178
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Swansea University
Date Published:
26 February 2019
Deadline Date:
19 March 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

In 2013, Swansea University as part of the High Performance Computing Wales project received a Fujitsu Super Computer. Due to the high density nature of the equipment and uncertainties around timescales of the new Bay campus it was decided that a 3rd party datacentre was needed to accommodate it. After evaluating several different options, a new build water-cooled data centre at the Dylan Thomas Centre (DTC) was chosen as the best solution. The work was undertaken by 2BM and completed in Dec 2012.In 2018, Swansea University as part of the Super Computing Wales (SCW) project received an Atos/Dell supercomputer as a replacement for the original Fujitsu system. SCW is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government. This resulted in the decommissioning of the 12 racks of Fujitsu equipment by Swansea University staff and installation of 5 racks of Atos/Dell equipment by Alces Software. Layout/power of the current equipment can be found in Appendices A and G. The current active cabinets are labelled as cab 1,2,5,6, and 7 in Appendix G. Current power requirement of this system is just under 100 kW.Due to the ownership of the Dylan Thomas Centre changing and several operating issues being identified, it has been decided that Swansea University would like to relocate the Super Computing Wales equipment to the Bay Data centre. Cooling at this datacentre is currently inadequate to house high density systems and will need to be upgraded.Engineering are in the process of procuring a new super computer as part of the IMPACT operation that is part funded by ERDF through the Welsh Government. The super computer are also high density systems that would need to be housed at the Bay data centre once the cooling is upgraded. The system is expected to require 2 x cabinets fed by 6 x Single phase PDUs, each with 7x C19 sockets.Information Services and Systems (ISS) have 1 rack that needs to be moved to a high density rack. This houses a Dell VX Rail system and can run at up to 12.5 kW. There are currently 4 x 32Amp PDUs each with 6 x C19 sockets.Further information is available within the technical specification documents.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=90178

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

WORKS

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

Swansea University
Procurement - Finance, Swansea University, Singleton Park,
Swansea SA2 8PP UK
Owen Cullen, Deputy Head of Procurement +44 1792606268
o.n.cullen@swansea.ac.uk
http://www.swansea.ac.ukhttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.htmlhttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
UK
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
UK

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Bay Datacentre Modernisation Works

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

In 2013, Swansea University as part of the High Performance Computing Wales project received a Fujitsu Super Computer. Due to the high density nature of the equipment and uncertainties around timescales of the new Bay campus it was decided that a 3rd party datacentre was needed to accommodate it. After evaluating several different options, a new build water-cooled data centre at the Dylan Thomas Centre (DTC) was chosen as the best solution. The work was undertaken by 2BM and completed in Dec 2012.

In 2018, Swansea University as part of the Super Computing Wales (SCW) project received an Atos/Dell supercomputer as a replacement for the original Fujitsu system. SCW is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government. This resulted in the decommissioning of the 12 racks of Fujitsu equipment by Swansea University staff and installation of 5 racks of Atos/Dell equipment by Alces Software. Layout/power of the current equipment can be found in Appendices A and G. The current active cabinets are labelled as cab 1,2,5,6, and 7 in Appendix G. Current power requirement of this system is just under 100 kW.

Due to the ownership of the Dylan Thomas Centre changing and several operating issues being identified, it has been decided that Swansea University would like to relocate the Super Computing Wales equipment to the Bay Data centre. Cooling at this datacentre is currently inadequate to house high density systems and will need to be upgraded.

Engineering are in the process of procuring a new super computer as part of the IMPACT operation that is part funded by ERDF through the Welsh Government. The super computer are also high density systems that would need to be housed at the Bay data centre once the cooling is upgraded. The system is expected to require 2 x cabinets fed by 6 x Single phase PDUs, each with 7x C19 sockets.

Information Services and Systems (ISS) have 1 rack that needs to be moved to a high density rack. This houses a Dell VX Rail system and can run at up to 12.5 kW. There are currently 4 x 32Amp PDUs each with 6 x C19 sockets.

Further information is available within the technical specification documents.

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=90178

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
45000000 Construction work
45331230 Installation work of cooling equipment
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Estimated budget GBP 400,000 - 500,000 plus VAT

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Evidence of accreditation to the following standards will be required: -

ISO9001

ISO14001

Constructionline

CHAS

CEEDA

A complete list of requirements are set out within the tender documents.

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

SU187(19)

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders     19-03-2019  Time  12:00Estimated award date 02-04-2019

4.5

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

EN 

CYMRAEG

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:90178)

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

- IMPACT

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 26-02-2019

Current Notes