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Pawsey Supercomputing System
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a. CSIRO, through this RFT, is seeking responses from suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the provision of a large-scale, general-purpose supercomputer, referred to hereafter as the Pawsey Supercomputing System (PSS) — the core component of the Pawsey Capital Refresh Project.
b. The PSS will replace the functionality of both the:
i. Magnus supercomputer — a petaflop-performance, Cray XC40, commissioned in 2014, that provides a general, research supercomputing service
ii. Galaxy supercomputer — a smaller Cray XC30, commissioned in 2013, which provides operational support for two Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor radio telescopes: the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), each of which are located in the remote mid-west of Western Australia,
with a single general-purpose supercomputer, the capability of which can be effectively and dynamically partitioned into special-purpose environments under software control.
Subject to clause 5.7, Unintentional Errors of Form, CSIRO will exclude a Tenderer from further consideration and evaluation if CSIRO considers in its absolute discretion that the conditions for participation set out in this clause have not been met by the Tenderer. Notwithstanding anything else contained in this Tender, only requirements listed in this clause will be deemed conditions for participation.
a. the Tenderer exists as a legal entity at the Tender Closing Time and Date
b. at the time of lodgement of their Tender, Tenderers must not have been:
i. precluded from tendering for Australian Government funded work or
ii. subject to a judicial decision against them relating to employee entitlements (not including decisions under appeal), and have not paid the claim
c. In respect of Tenders valued over $4 million (GST inclusive), the Tenderer either:
i. holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record by the Tender Closing Time and Date; or
ii. has a receipt demonstrating that a Statement of Tax Record has been requested from the Australian Taxation Office by the Tender Closing Time and Date, and holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record no later than 4 business days from the Tender Closing Time and Date.
d. In respect of Tenders valued over $4 million (GST inclusive), the Tenderer holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record for any first tier subcontractor that it proposes, as part of its response, to engage to deliver goods or services with an estimated value of over $4 million (GST inclusive).
e. the Tenderer must comply with all Mandatory Requirements identified in the Attachment A — SOR (Statement of Requirements).
In accordance with Clause 5.3 in Head Document