Call for tenders' details

Title:
Data4Safety - big data platform.
Contracting authority:
European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
TED publication date:
29/04/2017
Time limit for receipt of tenders:
12/06/2017
Status:
Closed
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# Question Answer Last publication date Status
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(i) Is it mandatory that 100% of the products suggested would be open source and/or property of AESA [...]
(i) Open source is not mandatory. With regard to property rights, please refer to the answer given to [...]
06/06/2017
73
Given the Agency's response that it will consider a COTS solution, but will not adjust the terms and [...]
1. It is EASA (also referred to as “the Agency” or “the contracting authority”). Please also take note [...]
06/06/2017
72
Could you please clarify, what has to be quote for each row of the software list :µ - Hadoop distribution [...]
The solutions are expected to be provided by the tenderers.
02/06/2017
71
Physical server with 128 cores: are these CPU Cores of vCores ? (line 15)
CPU Cores.
02/06/2017
70
The text mentions Data streaming at point 2.4.2 but not in the functional architecture at point 2.1.6 [...]
Data streaming is listed under section 2.4.2 as one potential option only.
02/06/2017
69
The RFP text mentions NLP, ... ? Is text analytics and Natural Language Processing (NLP)going to be performed [...]
No. The NLP technologies will be applied to high added value text data, with limited volumes.
02/06/2017
68
How many users should have access to the dashboarding/reporting portal ?
Please refer to the answer given to question n°. 41.
02/06/2017
67
How many data scientists will be working on the PoC ?
At this stage, the number of data scientists is not set.
02/06/2017
66
How frequently will data be delivered by the Airlines ?
This yet needs to be defined, however, realtime delivery is not targeted in the initial phase.
02/06/2017
65
Can you describe the complete data lifecycle and the associated data volumes (for example, this type [...]
The definition of the detailed data lifecycle will be part of the implementation of the framework contract [...]
02/06/2017
64
Which kind of data do you expect to store into an SQL database (only used to store processed data in [...]
Only a small proportion of the 30 TB of annual data will be considered for storage in SQL data bases. [...]
02/06/2017
63
We understand that the initial volume is 30 TBytes. Could please provide figured regarding the evolution [...]
The volume of data to be added to the initial 30 TB is 30 TB per year.
02/06/2017
62
Could you please provide a ratio between structured and unstructured data ?
At this stage such a ratio cannot be provided. The tenderer shall foresee an evolution of this ratio [...]
02/06/2017
61
What are the data retention policies ? How long should the raw data be stored ?
Please refer to the answer given to question n°. 42.
02/06/2017
60
You mention that the total volume to start with is 30 TB/year but the amount of fast and slow storage [...]
Not all data to be collected will need to be stored on fast storage volumes. Depending on the needs, [...]
02/06/2017
59
We kindly ask that the Government provide some clarifications on the draft contract: 1. Re Section I.1 [...]
1. No. “Specific tender” in Art. I.1. (g) of the draft framework contract refers to the reply (offer) [...]
02/06/2017
58
The price components structure represents a significative risks for the provider if ordered separately [...]
This will be defined for the first and subsequent specific contracts.
02/06/2017
57
The Tenderer is requested to “demonstrate an active (continuous) cooperation with their proposed elastic [...]
The tenderer is requested so submit a copy, not necessarily an original. Please disregard the plural. [...]
02/06/2017
56
Is it possible for the EASA to precise the content of the referenced decision, in so far it differs from [...]
The selected contractor shall be provided with the respective information.
02/06/2017
55
Could the Agency share its current internal security rules and policy with candidates (or provide clues [...]
No, this is an internal document. As stated in section 2.7.7.6.3, §2 this applies to the selected contractor [...]
02/06/2017
54
From which other parties should the IT Infrastructure Provider be independent from? Do the first two [...]
Yes, EASA and the data owners.
02/06/2017
53
The telecom services cost does not generally depend only on the bandwidth, but as well on the address [...]
The Agency cannot provide a concrete answer at this stage. Please note however, that as a pure, non-binding [...]
02/06/2017
52
What is your OS of choice, if any, for the on-premise dedicated server? If Linux, do you have a preferred [...]
EASA has no preference at this stage.
01/06/2017
51
Regarding the FDM data during the implementation of the contract: a. Does the data de-identification [...]
The de-identification process to be used under the PoC is still under definition. The nature and the [...]
01/06/2017
50
Last sentence mentions a RPO of “one day (8 hours)”. Should we understand that it is expected that data [...]
Data collection and processing may happen 24/7. Consequently, data loss must be limited to 8 hours of [...]
01/06/2017
49
“The blind-benchmarking aims at providing the programme members with the capacity to autonomously visualise [...]
Your interpretation of the use of the SPIs for the blind-benchmarking is correct. However, those SPIs [...]
01/06/2017
48
In the metrics use case (§2.5.1.a), is mentioned the possibility to either get the safety report from [...]
Yes. Please refer to the answer given to question n°. 38.
01/06/2017
47
In case of new Hardware needs, not already mentioned in the price sheet, required to support specific [...]
Under certain circumstances the Agency might consider the introduction of new hardware under a specific [...]
01/06/2017
46
Can you provide your file.xls (Appendix V financials offer scenario (3) without pw so we can respond [...]
Annex V, tab B is a Scenario. The tenderers shall not modify anything in this tab B since it is updated [...]
01/06/2017
45
When using the cloud term VIRTUAL PRIVATE CLOUD “VPC” in this call are you referring to the concept or [...]
We refer to the concept.
01/06/2017
44
Could a view be given on the timings around data arrival and processing workloads. a. Are the workloads [...]
a. These questions shall most likely be part of the first specific contracts. b. Realtime is not targeted [...]
01/06/2017
43
What are the current technologies and coding languages used at EASA (R/Python/Scala/Java/.Net/…)? Could [...]
For this programme no technologies or coding languages have been defined so far.
01/06/2017
42
Could a view be given on the data retention regulation and needs, with regards to archiving and the needed [...]
a. All data collected during the PoC shall be archived, except if specified differently in the Data Sharing [...]
01/06/2017
41
Could you please provide a view on the end state? a. Total amount of users (Data scientists/Data engineers [...]
a. The exact number will vary and will be defined during the PoC through the respective specific contracts [...]
01/06/2017
40
While the total data volume runs around 30TB a year, could an indication be given how this translates [...]
a.-d.: The repartition of the data volumes will depend on the final data architecture solution and the [...]
01/06/2017
39
Could you please provide more insights (volume) on the workloads to be run on the Physical dedicated [...]
Please refer to Annex V, tab A.2 containing information as to the technical configuration of the physical [...]
01/06/2017
38
Regarding the Data Types section you discuss Safety Issues Occurrence Records - can you please be specific [...]
Accident and incident reports in aviation as collected in the European Central Repository (ECR). The [...]
01/06/2017
37
We find it very hard to define a yearly pricing for the various categories of the Cloud infrastructure [...]
Tab B in “Annex V – Financial Offer – Scenario” contains an indication on the quantities possibly requested [...]
01/06/2017
36
Regarding the Opening Session that is intended to be held in 19/06/2017, can you please expand on what [...]
At the dedicated Opening Session, the Opening Committee will verify that the tenders submitted comply [...]
01/06/2017
35
We're considering the configuration of source data ingestion out of the scope of WP2. Is that correct [...]
No. Please refer to the answer given to question n°. 23 and section 2.5.1 of the tender specifications [...]
01/06/2017
34
We understand there is a maximum of 15 million euros specifically for WP2 (not for the complete PoC including [...]
This is correct. Please note that this is the estimated maximum and please refer also to section 2.7 [...]
01/06/2017
33
- Included in the scope only the "DPPO Big Data Platform" but none of the others. - Missed 'Task Teams [...]
The programme will function with Task Teams in charge of Case Studies. The Task Teams will gather experts [...]
01/06/2017
32
Even though the Project Management is included in WP#0, it will be also estimated at WP#2 level, including [...]
Project Management in WP#0 refers to the project management of the overall programme, whereas WP#2 contains [...]
01/06/2017
31
The scope and associated resources will be limited for this first phase of test." We understand this [...]
During the Proof of Concept (PoC) phase the number of programme members will be limited as well as the [...]
01/06/2017
30
Regarding section 1.4 of the tender specifications – Eligibility: How are EASA perceiving bids made by [...]
As per section 1.4 of the tender specifications, this “procurement procedure is open to any natural or [...]
29/05/2017
29
The excel spreadsheet template for the budget does not include any field for providing subcontracting [...]
The respective rates shall be all-inclusive, i.e. contain any potential costs, including the one(s) for [...]
24/05/2017
28
The original signed technical proposal: (i) needs to be signed in all pages or just the cover and some [...]
(i) The Technical and Financial Offer as well as any Annex to be submitted shall be signed by the authorised [...]
24/05/2017
27
Is it allowed to add a column to provide more details?
No modification is allowed as to the set template, except the insertion of prices where defined at the [...]
24/05/2017
26
Dear Sir or Madam, in the Draft Framework contract, under the clause II.6. Liability, we find this clause [...]
The cap on liability refers to the amount OF THE RELEVANT SPECIFIC CONTRACT. As referred to in the tender [...]
24/05/2017
25
Dear Sir or Madam, we take note of the clause II.6.2, under Liability, in the Draft Framework contract [...]
As for any of the selection criteria (section 3.2 of the tender specifications), also the insurance coverage [...]
24/05/2017