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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Copericus C3S_62 Prototype Extreme Events and Attribution Service
ECMWF invites tenders for implementation of a prototype extreme events and attribution service for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
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ECMWF invites tenders for implementation of a prototype extreme events and attribution service for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). The long-term vision for this service is to provide a wide range of users with timely and reliable information about extreme weather events and how they relate (or not) to anthropogenic climate change. Key user groups include the National Meteorological Services (NMS) in Europe, intergovernmental organisations and other public bodies concerned with impacts of climate change on society, as well as commercial entities e.g. in the legal, health and insurance sectors. C3S also intends to eventually use the service for outreach to the general public, either directly via the media or indirectly via national service providers.
The main objective for the present Invitation to Tender (ITT), which aims to fund one single contract running until the end of June 2021, is to develop a prototype with the initial building blocks needed to implement an operational set of extreme events and attribution service elements, with a particular focus on communication, during the next phase of the Copernicus programme expected to start sometime in 2021. The scope of this tender includes: effective communication on extreme events; development of attribution capabilities; development of relevant data and tools; independent quality control.
Copernicus - The European Earth Observation Programme (http://www.copernicus.eu/)
See Section VI.3).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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 are available on ECMWF's eProcurement Portal (http://procurement.ecmwf.int/) 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.
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.
ECMWF will only enter into a contract with a single legal person/entity. Due to the need to include performance and compliance obligations in the contract, ECMWF will contract only with a single legal person or entity which is competent to undertake and commit to these obligations.
ECMWF recognises that some bids will involve a number of organisations which may wish to work together to deliver the contract requirements. In such cases, these organisations must identify a lead contractor who will sign the contract with ECMWF and who will be responsible for putting in place legal arrangements to ensure that it can guarantee that all other organisations will also meet the contract obligations.
ECMWF will not enter into multiple contracts with individual members of consortia or groups of service providers.
See instructions on ECMWF's Supplier web page: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers