Services - 258962-2019

04/06/2019    S106    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

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

2019/S 106-258962

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@lists.ecmwf.int

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/

Address of the buyer profile: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Meteorological Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Copernicus C3S_34c Prototype Service for Decadal Climate Predictions

Reference number: C3S_34c
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

On Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Legal and financial / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Track record / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of resources to be deployed / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Technical solution proposed / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Management and implementation / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 15
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 900 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Copernicus - The European Earth Observation Programme (http://www.copernicus.eu/)

II.2.14)Additional information

See Section VI.3.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/07/2019
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/07/2019
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Reading, UK.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Not applicable.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)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 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Postal address: Shinfield park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See instructions on ECMWF's Supplier web page: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/05/2019