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To set up a framework agreement for future acquisition of IT data storage systems and ancillary products.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Secretary to ITT262
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ11

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: meteorological services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

ECMWF/ITT/2017/262 IT data storage systems.

Reference number: ECMWF/ITT/2017/262
II.1.2)Main CPV code
30200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

To set up a framework agreement for future acquisition of IT data storage systems and ancillary products.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ11
Main site or place of performance:

ECMWF, Shinfield Park, Reading, Berkshire RG9 2AX, UK - until 2020

ECMWF Data Centre, Tecnopolo di Bologna, Via Stalingrado, Bologna, Italy - from 2019/20.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To set up a framework contract with several suppliers for future purchases of IT data storage systems and to purchase one Lot of IT data storage equipment in 2017. Initial purchases will be for installation at ECMWF's premises in Reading, UK. From 2019/20 equipment will be purchased for installation in ECMWF's new Data Centre in Bologna, Italy.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Proposed pricing mechanism / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Track record / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Pre-sales technical support / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposal / Weighting: 30
Cost criterion - Name: For Lot 1 only — price of equipment required / Weighting: 100
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possibility of two year extension.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

See VI.3)

Tenders must be submitted according to the instructions in the ITT document by email to: .

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/09/2017
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 31/01/2018
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 08/09/2017
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Reading, UK.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Not applicable.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement for the contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF's procedures as set out in ECMWF's Invitation to Tender document, which will be available on ECMWF's website at https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers and no other procedures will apply. In submitting this notice ECMWF does not waive the privileges and immunities granted to it by virtue of its status as an Intergovernmental Organisation or submit itself to any jurisdiction.

Tenders must be submitted by email as described in the ITT document. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United Kingdom

Internet address:https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See instructions on ECMWF's Supplier web page: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
Reading
RG2 9AX
United Kingdom

Internet address:https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/08/2017