Awarded contract

Supercomputing 2020+

  • Met Office

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-010179

Published 10 May 2021, 6:01pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Met Office

Fitzroy Road




Mr Jason Malpas



+44 7979677029


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

National or federal Agency/Office

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Supercomputing 2020+

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Met Office was seeking to procure supercomputing capability via the delivery of a fully integrated service from 2022 through to 2032.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £1,033,729,728

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

This contract award notice is to announce the award of a supercomputing capability contract to be delivered through a fully-integrated service over a 10-year contract period which will encompass a technology refresh at the 5-year point. The contract may be extended by up to a further 2 years subject to a Met Office requirement to extend the life of the new capability and subject to any additional approvals and funding that may be required.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60

Quality criterion - Name: Legal / Weighting: 10

Cost criterion - Name: Total Cost of Service / Weighting: 30

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options

The contract may be extended by up to a further 2 years if the authority wishes to extend the life of the capability, subject to any additional approvals and funding that may be required.

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2020/S 035-083943

Section five. Award of contract

Contract No


A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

9 April 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 3

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Microsoft Limited

Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park




United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
National registration number


The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £1,033,729,728

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, Strand




+44 2079476000


United Kingdom