Description of the goods or services required
ECMWF/ITT/2019/BOND24b Procurement of Application Delivery Controller
The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is for ECMWF to enter into a long-term contract for the supply of equipment and its associated maintenance and support services, and other services to build the “Application Delivery Controller” that will be purchased and installed by ECMWF as part of the new networks and security infrastructure at ECMWF's new data centre at Tecnopolo di Bologna, Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy from late 2019 onwards.
The ITT will also include:
• professional services for the design validation and onsite engineer presence during the Deployment Phase 1
• training of ECMWF staff ECMWF have pre-selected one (1) manufacturer in the context of this ITT: F5 Networks, Inc.
This ITT is therefore only open to Tenderers who are certified resellers of this manufacturer. The sole exceptions to the utilisation of this manufacturer are optical transceivers and direct attached cables where non-Original Equipment Manufacturers can be used in the proposed solution.
This ITT is for the initial purchase of Works for the Deployment Phase 1 followed by further purchases of additional Works on a call-off basis over the life of the Contract.