Invitation to Qualify for the HPC Weather Cloud Challenge Demonstration

Status Awarded

Contract number HPC21-001

Solicitation number HPC21-001

Publication date

Contract award date


    This contract was awarded to:

    Microsoft Canada Inc.

    The Government of Canada has continually integrated cloud based services into their everyday work, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is exploring existing options to engage and test the feasibility of cloud based solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC) environment for weather.

    In order to evaluate the utility of HPC Weather cloud resources in an HPC environment for ECCC, ECCC would like to give the opportunity to qualified Respondents to demonstrate (1) the capability of their cloud based HPC environment and (2) how ECCC’s R&D workflow could be efficiently migrated/adapted to the cloud paradigm, via a 90-180 minute (subject to change) information exchange session with a technical representative from the Respondent’s organization to explore options on how to best proceed given that this is a new paradigm for ECCC.

    The Government of Canada evaluated the respondents who demonstrated their ability to provide a cloud based HPC environment via solicitation HPC21-001. This solicitation resulted in 7 qualified respondents who provided a demonstration and allowed the Government of Canada to gather information on the feasibility of cloud based solutions. As Shared Services Canada (SSC) has determined that the solicitation is sufficient to meet the Government of Canada’s needs, and we can consider this solicitation closed. SSC and the Government of Canada appreciates all who participated or expressed interest in this solicitation.

    Below is our list of qualified respondents: 

    • Amazon Web Services Inc.
    • Google Cloud Canada Corporation Inc.
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Canada Co.
    • IBM Canada
    • Microsoft Canada Inc.
    • Oracle Canada
    • ThinkOn Inc, Lenovo Global Technology Inc and Itex Inc dba Technology Integration Group
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Commodity - GSIN

    • N7010 - Automatic Data Processing Equipment, System Configuration
    • D301BB0 - Cloud Technology
    • D301B - Data Centre Services
    • D301A - Computer and Data Processing Services
    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Shared Services Canada
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3
    Contracting authority
    Kafenzakis, Costas

    Buying organization(s)

    Shared Services Canada
    90 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 0C3


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