Services - 218768-2017

08/06/2017    S108    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2017/S 108-218768

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 CAMS_95 Use Cases (second batch).
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:
This PIN is for a second batch of ‘Use Case’ projects that, based on market analysis, will develop and demonstrate end-to-end applications (product, software or service) based on CAMS products. The objective of such projects is to stimulate innovative ideas and support the development of downstream applications.
The criteria for selection will be the innovative use of one or more CAMS products, the sustainability of the application business plan, the potential for increasing the use of CAMS services and reaching out to wider communities, and the quality and value for money of the bids.
The proposed technical solution shall contain a technical description of the application, a business plan, as well as a description of the activities foreseen for the two phases of the project. There are no restrictions with regards to the geographical area of the proposed application, it can apply over an area in Europe or anywhere in the world.
ECMWF may award multiple contracts depending on the quality of the proposals and available budget. Duration of the framework agreement: maximum 30 months
Estimated total value excluding VAT: Range between 400 000 and 500 000 EUR (this is the maximum total cost of all contracts to be awarded).
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 500 000 EUR

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
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 eProcurement 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.

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:
5.6.2017