NOAA to Solicit for High Performance Computing Services in 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking to solicit for high performance computing services to support the agency’s weather and climate services.

NOAA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice that it intends to award a potential 10-year, $505.2M contract by Feb. 14, 2020, for services under the Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System program.

The contractor will provide HPC-associated labor, equipment, facilities, utilities and software to deliver the required supercomputing service.

The agency will release a draft solicitation in January or February to gather industry input within a 60-day period, and post in April the corresponding final solicitation that would run for 45 days.

A NOAA-hosted industry day will be held in Silver Spring, Md., to support the final solicitation.

Work under the potential contract will run from Mar. 15, 2020, to Mar. 14, 2030.

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