NRF/SARAO SDIG/15/2022-23

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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

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.

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.

Bid Document - Final.pdf
Bid Document - Final.pdf
Bid Advert.pdf
Bid Advert.pdf

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