SATELLITE AND WEATHER INFORMATION FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE IN CENTRAL AFRICA (SAWIDRA-AC) PROJECT

Invitation for Bids

SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE (SPN):

ICB Procurement of

DESIGN, SUPPLY, DELIVERY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF A HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING CLUSTER SYSTEM.

Date: March 2019

Project ID No.: ML-0047

IFB No: 01-2019-G/CEEAC/SAWIDRA-AC

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for the Satellite and Weather Information for Disaster Resilience in Central Africa project (SAWIDRA-AC) that appeared on-line on the African Development Bank Group’s website on March 2019.

  1. The Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS), based in Libreville-Gabon, has received financing from the African Development Bank through the ClimDev Special Fund to support the cost of the SAWIDRA-AC project implementation. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this grant will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for “Design, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a high-performance computing cluster system”.
  2. SAWIDRA-AC now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the procurementof “Design, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a high-performance computing cluster system”:

No.

Description

Quantity

1

HPC

- Master / Scheduler and Login nodes

2

- Compute nodes (CPU based)

Number to achieve 42TFlops computing power

- GPU compute nodes

2

- Storage nodes

Number to achieve 300 TB

- Cluster communication (MPI) between compute nodes and masters: Mellanox FDR InfiniBandequipments

1 package

- Softwares : OS, scheduler, resource manager, queue and job manager, compilators and libraries

1 package

2

ACCESSORIES

- Rack 42U

TBD by the supplier.

Sufficient to hold all rackable elements

- KVM package (switch, console, cables) for rack

1 package

- UPS 30KVA 3-Phase

1

International Competitive Bidding will conducted in accordance with the Bank's Rules and Procedures for Procurement of Goods and Works, and, specifically, through “Single Stage” Bidding Procedures.          

4.Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the office of: Satellite and Weather Information for Disaster Resilience in Central Africaproject (SAWIDRA-AC)/ECCAS, located at CAPC-AC Centre, Bonanjo Quarter , Road 1091,Douala- Cameroun ,Telephone : (+237) 658 0035 64/ 666412214/655 61 23 63

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5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon the submission of a written application to the said Executing Agency, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of € 200 (Two hundred euros)

6.The provisions in the Instructions to Bidders and in the General Conditions are those of the Bank’s Standard Bidding Document for Procurement of Plant Design, Supply, and Installationdated September 2010, revised February 2018.