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Notice Summary

UK-Wrexham: High Performance Computing (HPC) Installation Services & On-going Support
GB003M95482
Glyndwr University
09 September 2019
19 September 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice 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) NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=95482. 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. Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Notice Details

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)

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=95482.

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.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

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