Services - 406280-2017

13/10/2017    S197    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Reading: Education and training services

2017/S 197-406280

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 Cop_010 Copernicus User Learning 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:
ECMWF as the entrusted entity for the delivery of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) will be launching an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the provision of ‘Copernicus User Learning Services’.
The focus of the ITT is on the provision of learning services in order to support existing and new users to make best use of Copernicus data and products. These learning services will also increase the uptake of the Copernicus Climate Change Service and Atmosphere Monitoring Service respectively targeting those working in industry sectors such as energy, insurance and water; policy-makers and local government planners; and academic and science communities. The successful bidder(s) shall develop and deliver training for a wide range of audience types in Copernicus member states; shall identify knowledge gaps, training requirements of the audience groups and develop a training strategy to address such gaps. We also require the provision of the technical infrastructure supporting the user learning services.
The ITT will have 2 lots:
Lot 1: Building and supporting the technical infrastructure for the Copernicus learning services
Lot 2: Building and delivering training content.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 3 000 000 EUR

Lots

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

80000000, 72000000, 80420000, 80521000, 80510000, 72212930, 72212931

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 Cop_010 Copernicus User Learning Services Lot 1: Building and supporting the technical infrastructure for the Copernicus learning services
1)Short description:
Lot 1 focuses on the provision of a suite of externally hosted technical tools in support of the learning services. These tools shall be integrated into the Copernicus website to provide a seamless user experience and support the brand. The suite of tools shall include among other things a Learning Management System (LMS), an event management system, a document management system or e-library, and a repository for code.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80420000, 80521000, 80510000, 72000000, 72212930, 72212931

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 500 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 36( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Copernicus Cop_010 Copernicus User Learning Services Lot 2: Building and delivering training content
1)Short description:
The services under this lot shall include: development of a training strategy, gathering of information on training needs and knowledge gaps, content development, organisation and delivery of training events and assessment of the effectiveness of the training activities.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 72000000, 80420000, 80521000, 80510000, 72212930, 72212931

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 2 500 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 36( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:

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:
11.10.2017