Jadavpur, Kolkata - 700032

TENDER REFERENCE NUMBER: SSP/03/2011-12/ID                        Dated: 19-3-2012

Sub:  Computer Server for MONAMI project

(A list of qualifying bids would be placed on the website by 27th April, 2012.) (Updated on April 20, 2012)


FROM MONAMI PROJECT (Tender Notice No. No. SSP/03/2011-12/ID 

The appropriate committee is evaluating the technical bids received on or before 11th April, 2011 (the deadline for submission of tenders). A list of qualifying bids would be placed on the website by 27th April, 2012.

Professor Indra Dasgupta, Solid State Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science invites Tenders for a COMPUTER server system to be procured from INDO-EU (MONAMI) grant. The bids are to be submitted in Two-Bid pattern i.e. Technical Bid and Price Bid in two separate sealed covers distinctly marked accordingly and both to be put inside another envelope, which should be sealed and superscribed with tender reference no., due date and time of opening. Two bids i.e. Technical Bid and Price Bid should be identical in all respect except that the Technical Bid should have blank space at the places where prices have been stated in the Price Bid.

Interested venders may please send their quotations to Prof. Indra Dasgupta, Department of Solid State Physics, IACS, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 The tenders have to be sent to Prof Indra Dasgupta, Dept of Solid State Physics ,IACS, Kolkata, Jadavpur Kolkata 700 032.  The last date for submitting tender is April 11th, 2012 at 3 pm. Tenders would be opened on  April 16th, 2012 at 3 pm.  If holiday is declared on the schedule date of opening, the quotation will be opened on the next working day at 3.00 P.M.   

The technical bids will be opened first to evaluate technical specifications of the equipment and there after the price bids of only the technically qualified companies will be opened.  

The requirements of the x86_64 server system: 

1)    Eight six-core Intel Xeon E5645 processors   2.4 GHz

2)    Should come in a rackmountable form. (preferably in one 2U unit or in two 1U units )

3)   DDR3 1333MHz ECC  RDIMM (1GB per core; must be expandable to at least to 4GB per core)

4)    4 TB of HARD DRIVE (ENTERPRISE SATA preferable) in total, must have provisions for expansion to at least to 8 TB, should have hot swappable hard drive bays 

5)   Compatible Intel Chipset  

6)   With adequate number of Gigabit network cards with PXE boot capability  (provisions for upgrading to Infiniband card)  

7)   Power Supply with at least 90% efficiency with half load (must be upgradable to redundant option) Please provide relevant test reports

8)   Installation of a server compatible free Linux operating system, preferably CENTOS

9)   Adequate number of graphic cards and controllers.

10)  Proper server management features for remote management of the server (e.g. IPMI 2.0 or equivalent with BMC controller and adequate license)

11)  Other preferable additional features like adequate number of  USB ports and VGA port(s)

12) 3 –year warranty  on parts and on-site service with commencement of warranty period from the day of installation

13) Please provide relevant technical literature with the tender applications

 Vendors bidding for this class of computer servers must have at least 5 years experience in installing and providing service for such systems. Furthermore, since this is a high end computer system, tenders are invited from OEM and OEM supported single vendor. Please quote all prices in dollars (CIF nearest airport).

          IACS reserves the right to reject any tender without ascribing any reason thereof.



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