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Open Contract notice

The ARCHER2 (Academic Research Computing High End Resource) HPC service is to be located at the Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) near Edinburgh and will be provided by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to commence 6 May 2020.

The service will comprise of Hardware (already tendered), the Service Provision (SP) which manages academic access to the facility and the helpdesk, and Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) which provides software development and training and support to users of the facility to enable their codes...

The ARCHER2 (Academic Research Computing High End Resource) HPC service is to be located at the Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) near Edinburgh and will be provided by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to commence 6 May 2020.

The service will comprise of Hardware (already tendered), the Service Provision (SP) which manages academic access to the facility and the helpdesk, and Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) which provides software development and training and support to users of the facility to enable their codes to run as effectively as possible. The SP [Lot (a)] and CSE [Lot (b)] are the subject of this procurement.

Estimated value of the opportunity: Lot (a) SP - £7.2m, Lot (b) CSE - £10.6m (all figures are for a total of 5 years and net of VAT).

The proposed contract will include a period of mobilisation followed by an initial period of 4 years, with a further one year extension possible.

Closing time for bids is 07/10/19 11:00 hrs

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Contract status:

Contract notice - open

Contract value:

£10M - 17.8M

Contract can renew:

No

Contract type:

Services

Contract sector:

  • Computer-related services
  • Computer-related services

Contract locations:

  • East Midlands
  • East Of England
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • East Midlands
  • East Of England
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire And The Humber
  • See 4 more...

Framework contract:

No

Contract suitable for SME:

Yes

Contract suitable for VCO:

No


Contract notice published:

22 August 2019

Contract tender deadline:

7 October 2019

Contract start:

7 January 2020

Contract end:

5 May 2025

Contract duration:

5 years, 4 months