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United Kingdom-Reading: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Copernicus C3S_34c Prototype Service for Decadal Climate Predictions
ECMWF, as the Entrusted Entity for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), invites tenders for the development of a prototype service for climate predictions targeting the time horizon of years to decades ahead.
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ECMWF, as the Entrusted Entity for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), invites tenders for the development of a prototype service for climate predictions targeting the time horizon of years to decades ahead. C3S currently includes operational predictions for seasonal timescales, as well as infrastructure for accessing climate projections for centennial timescales.
This initiative is driven by requirements from a variety of users of the Copernicus services and encouraged by the recent expansion in quasi-operational activities on decadal climate prediction.
The goal for this tender is to develop the precursor for a decadal prediction service targeting the time horizon when climate variability and anthropogenic climate change are expected to have comparable magnitude, and thus both need to be carefully considered and combined in creating outlooks of relevance to users. The work in this tender will demonstrate capability and applicability of predictive information on such timescales and complement related activities underway in the research community.
ECMWF intends to award a single framework contract running for 18 months.
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