UK Research & Innovation has published this notice through Delta eSourcing
|Title:||UKRI-2341 High Performance Computer (HPC) System for the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation|
|Notice type:||Prior Information Notice|
|Authority:||UK Research & Innovation|
|Nature of contract:||Not applicable|
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This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses:
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1235446553, Email: email@example.com
Contact: STFC Procurement
Main Address: https://www.ukri.org
NUTS Code: UK
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Research and Innovation
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2341 High Performance Computer (HPC) System for the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation
Reference number: UKRI-2341
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
30200000 - Computer equipment and supplies.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
II.1.4) Short description:
The Hartree Centre will soon be tendering for an accelerated HPC system, software, maintenance & support, and associated electrical and cooling installation works. The system will support the Hartree Centre's HPC and AI workloads as well as providing a stepping-stone for its exascale ambitions, and be delivered into a newly built data centre in 2024. The total budget for this project is £20m inclusive of VAT.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 16,666,666 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided
II.2) Lot Description
II.2.3) Place of performance:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
This PIN is to advise the market of this upcoming procurement and to provide an update following the previous communications on this project via notice with reference: 2022/S 000-022928. Following market engagement, the intention is to delay the launch of this tender with our current intention to publish a Contract Notice in March/April 2023 inviting bids back in June. We have created an area within UKRI's e-Sourcing Portal to share documentation with the market and to garner feedback and take any questions prior to the tender launch. You can access this area by following this link: https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/respond/83K5AKD53R If you experience any technical difficulties accessing the above url, then please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call 0800 923 9236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have logged onto Delta, please go to the documents session. There you will find a timeline update and a questionnaire for completion as part of our pre-market engagement. Please complete this by Wednesday 1st February 2023 at 2pm.
II.2.14) Additional information
This is not a Call for Competition. A Contract Notice will be issued as a call for competition. Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process.
II.3) Estimated Date of publication
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES
Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 26/01/2023