(Brand name or equal) Supermicro. Model: GPU A+ Server AS -4125GS-TNRT

Subject: (Brand name or equal) Supermicro. Model: GPU A+ Server AS -4125GS-TNRT
Solicitation Number: 75N95023Q00685
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 334111
Notice Published: 09-21-23
Response Due: 09-25-23

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Contact: Alexander Beraud This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (301) 443-6677
Office Address: Bethesda, MD 20892

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        09-25-23 SOLICIT

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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is 75N95023Q00685 and the solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) on unrestricted basis, as a full and open competition. This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13Simplified Acquisition Procedures; and FAR Part 12Acquisition of Commercial Items, and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. A fixed-price type of purchase order is contemplated for this requirement. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2023-05, dated August 8, 2023. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334111- Electronic Computer Manufacturing. This requirement shall be solicited using full and open competitive procedures. The Government requires a (Brand name or equal) Supermicro. Model: GPU A+ Server AS -4125GS-TNRT with the following brand name or equal items: Included in this system shall be 2x, 64 core AMD CPUs model EPYC 9554; 24x, 64GB PC5-38400 DDR5 ECC RAM modules (1.5 TB total); a 1.92 TB M.2 SSD NMVe SSD; 4x, ~15TB NMVe FIPS 140-2 Self Encrypting SSD storage devices (model Kioxia KCM6FRUL15T3); 2x, SAS host bus adaptors one for external drives and one for internal (Broadcom 9500-16e and 9500-16i respectively); a TPM module; 2x, GPU accelerator cards (NVIDIA H100 with 80GB RAM, PCIe Passive cooling); and 1 H100 compatible NVlink. The Government requires a (Brand name or equal) Supermicro. Model: GPU A+ Server AS -4125GS-TNRT with the following brand name or equal Salient Characteristics: The server must conform to industry standard racks and be no higher than 4U in height. Must include a minimum of a 3 Year On-Site advance parts replacement Warranty The motherboard must support: 2 AMD EPYC 9554 CPUs. at least 3T DDR5 ECC RAM. at least 8 PCI-E 4.0 (or 5.0) slots, with at least 6 of them being PCI x16 (the remaining can be PCI x8); the configured system shall have at least 4 free PCI slots. The system shall include at least 2 10GBase-T ethernet ports, a management port, VGA port and 2 USB ports. The system shall be capable of supporting at least 16 2.5 inch SAS storage devices and at least 4 2.5 inch NMVE devices. The system must be configured (or configurable) to run a LINUX-based operating system. all components must be supported by LINUX (e.g. disk controllers, Ethernet). The configured system shall include, at minimum: 2 AMD EPYC 9554 CPUS; 1.5T ECC DDR5 RAM; 4 ~15T NMVe FIPS 140-2 Self-encrypting SSD drives; 1 SAS 12G/s (or higher) HBA that supports 16 internal drives; 1 SAS 12G/s (or higher) HBA that supports 16 external drive channels; 2 NVIDIA H100 GPUs with 80GB RAM and passive cooling; The system must be able to add at least 2 more NVIDIA H100 GPUs in the future. Quantity: One (1) (Brand name or equal) Supermicro. Model: GPU A+ Server AS -4125GS-TNRT Please refer to Attachment 1 Purchase Description for details and information describing the brand name or equal salient characteristics and requirements. Deliveries: Deliveries shall be made 60 days after receipt of order to the following address: National Institutes of Health Thomas Ross 251 Bayview Blvd. RM 07A719 Baltimore MD 21224 USA The provision at FAR Clause 52.212-1 Instructions to OfferorsCommercial Products and Commercial Services (MAR 2023) is applicable and incorporated by reference into this solicitation. The provision at FAR Clause 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Products and Commercial Services (NOV 2021) is applicable and incorporated by reference into this solicitation. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Each quote will be evaluated in strict conformity with the evaluation factors. The evaluation will be based upon the demonstrated capabilities of the prospective Contractor in relation to the needs of the project as set forth in the solicitation. The quote will also be evaluated taking into consideration any price reductions for the requirement being ordered. A price reasonableness determination will be made and a best value analysis will be performed. The best value analysis will take into consideration the results of the technical evaluation, price evaluation, and the ability to complete the work within the Government's required schedule. The analysis will document that the award represents the best value to the Government (considering technical evaluation factors, past performance, and price) to meet the Governments needs. The Government reserves the right to issue an order to the best advantage of the Government, technical merit, price, and other factors considered. All aspects of a quote are subject to discussion, including price, technical approach and terms and conditions. At the completion of discussions, the Contractor will ensure the technical and price quote reflects the mutual understandings of the requirement and if requested, submit a revised technical and price quote to the Contracting Officer. The Government may request clarifying information from the Contractor, as it relates to its quote. If an award will be made without conducting discussions, Contractors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of their quote (e.g., the relevance of the contract, the Contractor's past performance information, and adverse past performance information to which the Contractor has not previously had an opportunity to respond) or to resolve minor or clerical errors. Discussions will not be held with any Offeror determined to be technically unacceptable. The Government reserves the right to make a single award, multiple awards, or no award at all as a result of the solicitation. In addition, the solicitation may be amended or canceled as necessary to meet the Governments requirements. A tradeoff process shall be used for this acquisition because it has been determined to be in the best interest of the Government to consider award to other than the lowest priced Offeror or other than the highest technically rated offeror. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are more important than cost or price. For this acquisition, the following considerations will be part of the trade-off process: Technical Evaluation Factors including Past Performance, and Price. The evaluation factors are used by the technical evaluation committee when reviewing the technical quotes. The factors below are listed in order of its relative importance for evaluation purposes. Technical Capability and Functionality NINDS shall evaluate the offerors technical approach for overall capability and functionality in relation to the General Requirement, Salient Characteristics, Quantity and Deliverables as described in the Purchase Description. Contract Management and Customer Support NINDS shall evaluate the offerors ability to provide a high level of customer service, particularly in the area of initial responsiveness and resolution of device and service problems. Specifically, the Government will evaluate the Offerors capability based on its description of any applicable warranty and customer support process. Speed of Delivery, Installation and Set-up NINDS shall evaluate the offerors technical approach for completeness, feasibility, soundness and practicality of the proposed approach and work plan for accomplishing the requirements of the Purchase Description. PAST PERFORMANCE The Offeror should provide past performance information. Past performance information shall cover a minimum of one (1) year in relevant services and deliveries of comparable systems. The Offeror should provide at least one reference for any project identified under the experience factor that has a performance period within the past three (3) years. For each reference, the offeror shall provide the following: (1) Organization or contracting partner's name; (2) Point of contact's (POCs) name and contact information (i.e., current phone numbers and valid email addresses); and (3) a description that precisely explains the general scope and specific requirements of the contract. Offerors will be evaluated based on information obtained from references provided by the offeror, other relevant past performance information obtained from other sources known to the Government, and any information supplied by the offeror concerning problems encountered on the identified contracts and corrective action taken. Furthermore, the Government will assess the relative risks associated with each offeror. Performance risks are those associated with an offeror's likelihood of success in performing the acquisition requirements as indicated by that offeror's record of past performance. The assessment of performance risk is not intended to be the product of a mechanical or mathematical analysis of an offeror's performance on a list of contracts but rather the product of subjective judgment by the Government after it considers all available and relevant information. PRICE EVALUATION Offerors price quote will be evaluated for reasonableness. For a price to be reasonable, it must represent a price to the government that a prudent person would pay when consideration is given to prices in the market. Normally, price reasonableness is established through adequate price competition, but may also be determined through cost and price analysis techniques. Price evaluation will not be conducted on any Offeror determined to be technically unacceptable. The provision at FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Products and Commercial Services (DEC 2022), is applicable and incorporated by reference into this solicitation. The provision at FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and ConditionsCommercial Products and Commercial Services (DEC 2022), applies to this acquisition. See Attachment 2. The provision of FAR Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Products and Commercial Services (MAR 2023), applies to this acquisition. See Attachment 3. There are no additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions applicable to this acquisition. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) is not applicable to this requirement. Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. Responses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the Offerors capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the government requirements stated in this solicitation. Basic cost and price information in the Offerors proposal must contain sufficient information to allow the Government to perform a basic analysis of the reasonableness of the Offeror to supply the required goods/services. Any other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision may include such factors as: past performance; special features required for effective service coverage; trade-in considerations; warranty considerations; maintenance and service coverage availability; serial, product or catalog number(s); product description; delivery terms, and prompt payment discount terms. The Contractor shall submit its quote electronically. Offerors MUST verify the valid certifications, registrations, and Representation and Certifications from the System of Award Management (SAM) applications at www.SAM.gov, which may be indicated on the Offerors cover sheet. In addition the vendor Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All Offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. All responses must be received no later than September 25, 2023, 1:00 PM EST. Late responses may not be accepted. All responses must reference solicitation number 75N95023Q00685. Responses must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Alexander Beraud by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. DATE QUESTIONS DUE: Questions and requests for clarification must be submitted electronically to the Contract Specialist, Alexander Beraud by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 03:00 PM EST, September 22, 2023. Fax responses will NOT be accepted. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED SOLICITATION FOR ALL RELEVANT DETAILS