Services - 58240-2016

20/02/2016    S36    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Italy-Frascati: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2016/S 036-058240

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

European Space Agency (ESRIN)
Via Galileo Galilei s/n
For the attention of: Silke Bode
00044 Frascati
Italy
E-mail: silke.bode@esa.int

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://emits.sso.it

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: space
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Copernicus space component: showcasing the benefits brought by the usage of Sentinels data to society, environment and economy: A bottom-up assessment based on traceable Sentinel-derived impacts through selected value chains.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The intended tender shall support the assessment of the benefits brought by the use of Sentinels data by showcasing concrete and detailed use cases. Beyond the immediate economic return, the value of Sentinels resides in the information they deliver and in the activities that they enable, directly or indirectly, through compound subsequent impacts extending into society much beyond the data primary usage. The proposed activity is intended to build a comprehensive portfolio of use cases, investigating the Sentinels-derived benefits in a detailed way and further down the value chain (see a successful example at: http://earsc.org/news/between-24m-and-116m-per-annum-of-economic-value-generated-thanks-to-the-use-of-satellite-radar-images). The needed information shall be gathered via extensive research and surveys with the key stakeholders. The value chains of interest will be selected on the basis of their strategic or economic relevance, the maturity in the use of Sentinels-like data and the feasibility of the research, to be assessed by the Contractor. The activity, extending over 4 years, is expected to set the basis for future systematic assessments, designing a robust and structured measurements framework as well as appropriate models and tools in support to comparative trend analyses along time. Complementary, cross-synergetic expertise (i.e. satellite Earth Observation applications, statistics and economy) will be strictly required.
This ITT is funded by the Copernicus Programme and will be open exclusively to economic operators which have their registered office in an EU Member State or Iceland or Norway.
The European Space Agency (ESA) will make the entire ITT package (Cover Letter, Statement of Work, Special Conditions of Tender, Draft Contract) available on its tendering website, EMITS, and on its dedicated Copernicus server.
In order to access the ITT Package from EMITS, a bidder must be registered in EMITS as a potential ESA supplier. Any bidder which is not yet registered with ESA as a potential supplier must complete the online questionnaire on EMITS, under the tab ‘Entity Registration’. Further information on the registration process can be found in ESA's Industry Portal available at: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Business_with_ESA
While the registration process is under-way, bidders may access the ITT Package through ESA's dedicated Copernicus server, which is accessible at: https://copernicus-emits.esa.int/
Bidders are informed, however, that they must be registered in EMITS before they can submit a proposal.

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 Following reference numbers are used for this iITT in EMITS: 16.1CO.01 and 1-8578. In order to access the ITT Package from EMITS, a bidder must be registered in EMITS as a potential ESA supplier. Any bidder which is not yet registered with ESA as a potential supplier must complete the online questionnaire on EMITS, under the tab ‘Entity Registration’. Further information on the registration process can be found in ESA's Industry Portal available at: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Business_with_ESA

While the registration process is under-way, bidders may access the ITT Package through ESA's dedicated Copernicus server, which is accessible at: https://copernicus-emits.esa.int/

Bidders are informed, however, that they must be registered in EMITS before they can submit a proposal.

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): Funded under Copernicus Programme.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16.2.2016