Services - 306955-2016

03/09/2016    S170    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2016/S 170-306955

Prior information notice


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:

Further information can be obtained from: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address:

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_422 SIS Global Services.
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:
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) aims to provide information to support the development of a climate proof society. Through the Sectoral Information System (SIS), C3S funded seven Proof of Concepts projects (POCs) addressing the needs of sectoral users in water, energy, insurance, agriculture and urban-management sectors in Europe. It is expected that building upon the experience gained from the POCs, a new set of operational services will be developed and delivered.
ECMWF, as the Entrusted Entity for C3S, will issue an ITT aiming for the development of operational services able to provide global climate information of high impact and relevance to users operating on a global scale (e.g. insurance, food-security, transport, commodity market, tourism). The successful bidder(s) will be asked to develop a service that, once completed, can be incorporated into the CDS interface.
The service(s), which will need to operate at a global scale, will be designed so that both European businesses and the society at large will be able to benefit from it. ECMWF is looking for innovative solutions that clearly demonstrate the business case for use of state-of-the-art climate information provided by C3S.
The maximum available funds amount to 15 000 000 EUR, excluding VAT. ECMWF may fund multiple contracts addressing different sectors with a duration of maximum 18 months.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 15 000 000 EUR


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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.

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.


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: