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.