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ARDC Nectar Cloud Refresh

Issued by The University of Queensland - Information Technology Services

Invitation to Offer

Status: Current
Mega Category: Information and communication technology
Number: 2020ARDCITO
Released: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 at 12:00AM Brisbane, Queensland
Closing: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 12:00PM Brisbane, Queensland
UNSPSC: Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications - (100%)
Region/s: South East Queensland

Section 1

Tender Overview

Through this Invitation To Offer, The University of Queensland (UQ) seeks two items:

  1. Offers for the supply of new commodity cloud compute infrastructure
  2. Offers for a range of infrastructure configurations of specialised compute to support Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)’s National Software Platforms.

The first item UQ seeks are Offers for the supply of new commodity cloud compute infrastructure to refresh end-of-life infrastructure for the Queensland (QRIScloud) and New South Wales (Intersect) Nectar Nodes.  With $1M in capital funding available, the supply will maximise for the number of virtual CPUs provided, balanced with infrastructure for virtual machine root drives, volume storage, object storage, an expansion of the Nectar control plane, and network connectivity.

The second item UQ seeks are Offers for a range of configurations of specialised compute infrastructure in support of ARDC’s National Software Platforms which are complementary to the commodity compute infrastructure of the Nectar research cloud.  Funding for this specialised compute infrastructure is separate to the $1M of funding for the commodity cloud compute infrastructure sought in item 1 and is variable.  As ARDC funding may become available throughout the Acceptance Period, UQ will be in a position to rapidly procure the required configurations of specialised compute infrastructure in support of ARDC’s National Software Platforms.

UQ is seeking Offers from the following Suppliers only:

  • Suppliers who are vendors of the offered equipment
  • Suppliers who are the preferred reseller of an equipment vendor, nominated to provide a response on behalf of an equipment vendor.

For detailed information including how to submit an offer please download the specification documents.

More about tendering here

Section 2

Still need help? Contact Us

users Dipak Bhandari
phone (7) 34431438
email d.bhandari@uq.edu.au
users UQ ICT Procurement
phone 33466984
email ict.procurement@uq.edu.au
users Winston Woo
phone 33466984
email winston.woo@uq.edu.au
users Alicia Mitchell
phone 33466984
email alicia.mitchell@uq.edu.au

Section 3

Here is the detail

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Section 4

All finished? Please check and submit your response here

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Read through the tender description in Section 1
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Review the detailed tender information in Section 3 (if any)
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Complete ALL required tender documentation
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Check for quality in ALL your tender documentation
Submit an Electronic Response

Closes at Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 12:00PM Brisbane, Queensland

Section 5

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