Services - 414921-2017

19/10/2017    S201    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2017/S 201-414921

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: https://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: https://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_428 Use Cases on Cultural Heritage and on Forestry.
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:
As the Entrusted Entity for implementing the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), ECMWF will issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a Use Case focussing on communities involved in the study, monitoring, maintenance and management of Europe's cultural heritage and a Use Case focussing on forestry management. Please see Lots description for further information.
For each Lot, ECMWF will award one Framework Agreement with a duration of maximum 15 months.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 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 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.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Use Case on Cultural Heritage
1)Short description:

EU Member States contain some of the most important World Heritage Sites, and this cultural heritage is being put at increased risk by climate change (e.g. the rising sea levels). A detailed understanding of the impacts which climate change will have on these sites is therefore required. Working in close collaboration with the communities who are studying and managing our cultural heritage, the bidder will define, develop and deliver a suitable set of climate change indicators. These will then be made available through a dedicated interface built on the Climate Data Store (https://www.ecmwf.int/en/newsletter/151/meteorology/climate-service-develops-user-friendly-data-store).

Based on market analysis, the Use Case should develop and demonstrate end-to-end applications (products, software or services) for the management of cultural heritage sites based on C3S products and data. The objective of such a Use Case is to stimulate innovative ideas, compelling business cases and support the development of downstream applications.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 150 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 15( 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: Use Case on Forestry
1)Short description:

In order to ensure that forestry can keep playing its fundamental environmental and socio-economic functions in a sustainable way, in a changing climate, it is essential to identify the gaps in the current climate data offering and ensure that the necessary datasets are provided to the people who need them in an efficient and timely manner. Good forestry management can secure the survival of woodland ecosystems and can maximise forestry's contribution to climate change mitigation. Working in close collaboration with the communities who are managing forestry and the broad set of services they provide, the bidder will define, develop and deliver a suitable set of climate change indicators. These will be made available through a dedicated interface built on the Climate Data Store (https://www.ecmwf.int/en/newsletter/151/meteorology/climate-service-develops-user-friendly-data-store ).

Based on a market analysis, the Use Case should develop and demonstrate end-to-end applications (products, software or services) for the forestry sector using C3S products and data. The objective of such a Use Case is to stimulate innovative ideas, compelling business cases and support the development of downstream applications.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 150 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 15( 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:
17.10.2017