Services - 79836-2017

02/03/2017    S43    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Reading: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2017/S 043-079836

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ecmwf.int/

Further information can be obtained from: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers/Copernicus-procurement

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: meteorological services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Copernicus C3S_312(b) Essential Climate Variable products derived from observations.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
On Contractor's premises.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
ECMWF as the Entrusted Entity for implementing the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) will issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for delivery of Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products derived from observations. C3S aims to provide its users with reliable access to high-quality, comprehensive and up-to-date information about observed changes in the climate. This shall be achieved by providing global data on the majority of ECVs described in the 2016 update to the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Implementation Plan (available at http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/). C3S activities (C3S_312a Lots 1 — 9) are currently in place that address a first subset of those ECVs; the new ITT to be issued will address the remainder.
The ITT will provide detailed technical requirements for products associated with the following GCOS ECVs:
For the atmosphere:
— Surface radiation budget,
— Water vapour,
— Cloud properties,
— Earth radiation budget,
— Other long-lived greenhouse gases.
For the ocean:
— Inorganic carbon,
— Ocean colour.
For land:
— Lakes,
— Ice sheets and ice shelves,
— Permafrost,
— Land cover,
— Fire.
Bidders will be encouraged to take into account the requirements and capabilities of other Copernicus Services, and to take full advantage of existing operational capabilities in Europe (e.g. the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities) and elsewhere (e.g. the NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Division).
The contract may be divided into Lots addressing subsets of the ECVs listed above. The detailed requirements pertaining to each Lot will be specified in the Contract Notice and ITT when published.
The duration of each Lot will be for up to 45 months.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 240 000 and 10 300 000 EUR

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The procurement for the contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF's procedures as set out in ECMWF's Invitation to Tender documents, which will be available on ECMWF's Procurement e-Tender Portal and no other procedures will apply. In submitting this notice ECMWF does not waive the privileges and immunities granted to it by virtue of its status as an Intergovernmental Organisation or submit itself to any jurisdiction.
Tenders must be submitted using ECMWF's eProcurement Portal. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Copernicus C3S_312(b) Essential Climate Variable products derived from observations — all
1)Short description:
Whilst it is envisaged that the contract will be divided into Lots addressing subsets of the ECVs listed in section II.4, the number and associated budgets have yet to be determined. The detailed requirements pertaining to each Lot will be specified in the Contract Notice and ITT when published.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 240 000 and 10 300 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 45( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
Whilst it is envisaged that the contract will be divided into Lots addressing subsets of the ECVs listed in II.4, the number and associated budgets have yet to be determined. The detailed requirements pertaining to each Lot will be specified in the Contract Notice and ITT when published.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Copernicus — The European Earth Observation Programme.

See http://www.copernicus.eu/

VI.2)Additional information:
Tenders will not be eligible unless they are submitted by persons or entities based or registered in a member state of the EU or in a member state of ECMWF.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28.2.2017