France’s nuclear energy and defence research institute CEA is looking for help with maintenance of Postgresql, an open source relational database management system. The institute this week published a call for tender, aiming to design a seismic, infrasound, hydroacoustic and radionuclide monitoring system, as part of its task to monitor compliance to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
The Linux operating system is also on the list of software components that the research institute would like support for.
This week Monday, the research institute published its request for tender on TED (Tenders Electronic Daily), the EU’s online procurement portal. The request is for logistic services and expertise in managing IT projects in the field of acquisition, treatment and supervision of geophysical data and results.
Offers can be submitted to CEA until 10 July.
According to its 2014 figures, CEA’s budget is over EUR 4.4 billion, and it employs 16,110 technicians, engineers, researchers and support staff. The government-funded technological research organisation is active in the areas of energy and defence.
The Postgresql DMBS is proving to be rather versatile. On Thursday, the state-owned RATP, the world's fifth largest public transport company, published on TED a request for tender, looking for help implementing the RDBMS for its human resources and financial business solutions. RATP is combining Postgresql, the Apache Tomcat Java server and Linux servers to run nine HR solutions, including for payrolling, bank transfers of salary payments, child care, staff welfare, expenses, and loans.
The deadline for submissions to RATP is end of June.
RATP operates in 14 countries. In the Paris region it transports over 12 million people daily. According to its key figures, it employs over 57,000 people.