NRF/SARAO SHEQ/ 19/2022-23

Appointment of an Independent External Environmental Control Officer for a period of three years with an option to renew the contract for an additional two years

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SHEQ/ 19/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 22 July 2022 11.00AM
Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Non-compulsory Briefing Session: A non-compulsory briefing session will be held as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 5 July 2022 Time: 10.00AM
Registration: To register in advance for the briefing session, click on the following link – https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqdemtrT4rHdRzrXYemKL5e0OPpKs5_6q5. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
Appointment of an Independent External Environmental Control Officer for a period of three years with an option to renew the contract for an additional two years

NRF/SARAO RFI/24/2022-23

Construction and commissioning of a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Measurement Facility At SKA Klerefontein support base consisting of module building, foundations and screened rooms

BID Number: NRF/SARAO RFI/24/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 15 July 2022 11.00 AM
Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory: Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Time: 10.00AM
Venue: Karoo Support Base, Klerefontein Farm, Carnarvon
GPS Coordinates: 30 58′ 26.03″S 21 59′ 37.88″E

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
The SARAO RFI team is responsible for the testing of all internal Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) sources on the Karoo site for the current telescopes on site, such as MeerKAT and also for future expansions (so called MK+), and new telescopes such as the SKA (Square Kilometre Array). Given the number of items, physical size of the items and the increase in site equipment that needs qualification testing or re-testing, RFI test facilities additional to the small inhouse reverb chamber currently used by SARAO, is required.

This tender is for the Construction of an RFI Measurement Facility, with a reverberation chamber to be located at the SKA Klerefontein Support Base in the Karoo, Northern Cape.

The Measurement facility will be housed in a modular building until the SKA Engineering Operations Centre (EoC) is constructed and it will then be moved to the EoC.

The major part of the work for this contract is the supply and construction of a screened RFI chamber and as such the contractor supplying this will be the main contractor. The supply of a commercial off the shelf modular building, the foundations for the building and the electrical connections to the available power at the site can be subcontracted.

This main contract includes the supply, installation, qualification and commissioning of the RFI test facility, but excludes the supply of RFI test equipment (to be supplied by SARAO) that will be used when operating the chamber.

NRF/SARAO RFI/24/2022-23

Construction and commissioning of a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Measurement Facility At SKA Klerefontein support base consisting of module building, foundations and screened rooms

BID Number: NRF/SARAO RFI/24/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 15 July 2022 11.00 AM
Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory: Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Time: 10.00AM
Venue: Karoo Support Base, Klerefontein Farm, Carnarvon
GPS Coordinates: 30 58′ 26.03″S 21 59′ 37.88″E

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
The SARAO RFI team is responsible for the testing of all internal Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) sources on the Karoo site for the current telescopes on site, such as MeerKAT and also for future expansions (so called MK+), and new telescopes such as the SKA (Square Kilometre Array). Given the number of items, physical size of the items and the increase in site equipment that needs qualification testing or re-testing, RFI test facilities additional to the small inhouse reverb chamber currently used by SARAO, is required.

This tender is for the Construction of an RFI Measurement Facility, with a reverberation chamber to be located at the SKA Klerefontein Support Base in the Karoo, Northern Cape.

The Measurement facility will be housed in a modular building until the SKA Engineering Operations Centre (EoC) is constructed and it will then be moved to the EoC.

The major part of the work for this contract is the supply and construction of a screened RFI chamber and as such the contractor supplying this will be the main contractor. The supply of a commercial off the shelf modular building, the foundations for the building and the electrical connections to the available power at the site can be subcontracted.

This main contract includes the supply, installation, qualification and commissioning of the RFI test facility, but excludes the supply of RFI test equipment (to be supplied by SARAO) that will be used when operating the chamber.

NRF/SARAO SDIG/15/2022-23

Supply, delivery and support of the Telescope LAN Receptor Ethernet Switches and interconnect for the Meerkat Extension Project over a period of 5 years

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SDIG/15/2022-23

Closing date and time: Monday, 18 July 2022 11.00AM
Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory / Non-compulsory Briefing Session: Not Applicable

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
The MK+ Telescope LAN receptor switches connect receptor sub-systems to the Telescope LAN. The minimum interface requirements for each switch to connect to receptor equipment are as follows:
(i) 8 x 1000 Base TX ports
(ii) 4 x 100 Base FX ports
(iii) 1 x 1000 Base SX ports

Additionally, 1 x 1000 Base LX/EX port is required to connect each Telescope LAN receptor switch to a switch in the Telescope Data Centre.

This tender aims to supply the required switching equipment including the SFP transceivers that are required at each Telescope LAN receptor switch as well as the transceivers required in the Telescope Data Centre to connect the Telescope LAN receptor switches to the Data Centre network switches. Cabling is excluded from this tender.

NRF/SARAO SMRK/16/2022-23

Maintenance of Receivers and Receiver Support Equipment for the Operation of the Meerkat Instrument for a period of three years

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SMRK/16/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 22 July 2022, 11.00 AM
Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory / Non-compulsory Briefing Session: A compulsory briefing session will be held as follows:

  • Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
    Time: 10.00AM
    Venue: Karoo Support Base, Klerefontein Farm, Carnarvon, 8925
    GPS Coordinates: 30 58′ 26.03″S 21 59′ 37.88″E

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
The MeerKAT instrument was built with 64 separate elements consisting of 128 cryogenically cooled receivers (one L and one U-band receiver per system) with the corresponding helium and vacuum support equipment. The system was further expanded by adding a further 64 S-band receivers bringing the total active receiver systems to 192 units with a further 15 units as spares or under repair.

NRF/SARAO SJHB/18/2022-23

Provision of Security Services at the SARAO Office Building in Observatory, Johannesburg for a period of 3 years

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SJHB/18/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 8 July 2022, 11.00 AM
Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory / Non-compulsory Briefing Session: A compulsory briefing session will be held as follows:

  • Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
  • Time: 10.00AM
  • Venue: The Auditorium, 18A Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg – GPS Coordinates: 33° 56’21,933”S & 18° 28’53,5326”E

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
The appointed security services provider (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Contractor’) will be required to ensure that the Premises is protected at all times during the contract, and protect the Premises and property contained therein against theft, vandalism and any loss or damage whatsoever, and protect life and prevent criminal activity of any kind.

NRF/SARAO SKA1/07/2022-23

Readvertised: Supply and delivery of Optical Fibre Drop Cables with 5-Year Warranty

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SKA1/07/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 24 June 2022, 11.00 AM

Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory / Non-compulsory Briefing Session: N/A

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.

Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
SARAO requires optical fibre drop cable containing G. 657A1 and OM4 optical fibres to be used in MeerKAT Extension and SKA1-Mid projects respectively. It forms part of the DFN subsystem and transports data and timing signal from the equipment at the focus of the dish to the dish pedestal (see figure 2). The antenna is steerable and the cable is thus subjected to repeated bending over its 30 years lifetime. Due to the sensitive timing signal requirements, it is a requirement that this cable has a loose tube construction.

NRF/SARAO SDP/09/2022-23

Supply, delivery and installation of lto-9 tape drives and media for existing ibm ts4500 tape library and warranty extension

Bid Number: NRF/SARAO SDP/09/2022-23

Closing Date & Time: Monday 13 June 2022 at 11:00AM

Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory / Non-compulsory Briefing Session: N/A

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za

  • Bid submissions must be in searchable format (PDF, Word, or other). NOTE: Scanned submissions will not be accepted.
  • Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.
  • Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.
  • Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Bid Description

SUPPLY, DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF LTO-9 TAPE DRIVES AND MEDIA FOR EXISTING IBM TS4500 TAPE LIBRARY AND WARRANTY EXTENSION

 

NRF/SARAO SKA1/07/2022-23

Supply and delivery of Optical Fibre Drop Cables with 5-Year Warranty

BID Number: NRF/SARAO SKA1/07/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 27 May 2022, 11.00 AM

Note: Submissions received after 11.00AM will be NOT be accepted

Compulsory / Non-compulsory Briefing Session: N/A

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response.
Technical submissions must be in searchable PDF format.

Folders must be titled with the bidder’s company name and folder title. Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
SARAO requires optical fibre drop cable containing G. 657A1 and OM4 optical fibres to be used in MeerKAT Extension and SKA1-Mid projects respectively. It forms part of the DFN subsystem and transports data and timing signal from the equipment at the focus of the dish to the dish pedestal (see figure 2). The antenna is steerable and the cable is thus subjected to repeated bending over its 30 years lifetime. Due to the sensitive timing signal requirements, it is a requirement that this cable has a loose tube construction.

NRF/SARAO PEP6/10/2022-23

Appointment of a Contractor to remove internal fences at SANPARKS National Park, Northern Cape for a period of 12 months

BID Number: NRF/SARAO PEP6/10/2022-23

Closing date and time: Friday, 27 May 2022, 11.00 AM

CIDB Contractor Grading: It is estimated that contractors must have a CIDB contractor grading of 3GB or higher, or 3SQ or higher. Potentially emerging contractors who satisfy criteria stated in the Tender Data may submit tender offers

Compulsory Bid Clarification Meeting:
A compulsory virtual bid clarification meeting will be held on Monday, 9 May 2022 at 10.00AM. To register in advance for the briefing session, click on the following link: https://ska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsduCgrDIoGd306iB8Qy4JNGxXwa5pSUTv

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bid Submission: Electronic submissions must be sent to tenders@sarao.ac.za
Bids must be submitted in two separate electronic folders, one with the compliance and technical response, and the second with the financial response. Technical submission must be in searchable PDF format.

Attachments are limited to 25 MB per email.

Bidders may use WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive or similar file sharing applications to submit their bid submissions.

Description:
Appointment of a Contractor to remove internal fences at SANPARKS National Park, Northern Cape for a period of 12 months