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Services - 278177-2021

03/06/2021    S106

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

2021/S 106-278177

Corrigendum

Notice for changes or additional information

Services

(Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, 2021/S 087-226751)

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement at ECMWF
E-mail: procurement@ecmwf.int
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
Address of the buyer profile: http://procurement.ecmwf.int

Section II: Object

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

C3S2_312a Essential Climate Variable Products derived from Satellite Observations

Reference number: C3S2_312a
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

ECMWF, as the entrusted entity for implementing the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), invites tenders for the delivery of Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products derived from satellite observations. The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is, primarily, to ensure continuity of high-quality ECV products that are derived primarily from satellite observations and accessible from the Climate Data Store (CDS). ECMWF is looking to secure the highest possible quality for all products, guided by GCOS requirements and best practices, hence bidders will need to maintain consistency with datasets currently available via the CDS, and/or initiate new activities that ensure equivalent (or better) products from ongoing observations.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/05/2021
VI.6)Original notice reference
Notice number in the OJ S: 2021/S 087-226751

Section VII: Changes

VII.1)Information to be changed or added
VII.1.2)Text to be corrected in the original notice
Section number: VI.3)
Place of text to be modified: Additional information:
Instead of:

General eligibility:

Presently, ECMWF will consider all tenders submitted by persons or entities based or registered in a Member State of the EU or in a Member State of ECMWF. However, it is presently uncertain which of ECMWF’s Member States, that are not also EU Member States, will eventually be eligible under the EU Space Regulation. This may affect the ability of persons based or registered in such States to participate further in tenders, be it as prime or sub-contractor. ECMWF is therefore required to reserve the right to exclude ineligible persons or entities from tenders at any point in time. All tenderers must meet all eligibility criteria throughout the whole duration of the procurement exercise as well as their prospective contracts.

Eligibility of UK entities:

The United Kingdom and the European Union agreed — in principle — that the United Kingdom may continue participating in, among others, the Copernicus component of the EU Space Programme as a third country for the period of 2021-2027. However, detailed conditions for such a participation will require further negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. These negotiations are currently expected to commence after the participation of the United Kingdom in Copernicus has been established in accordance with EU Space Regulation. According to the Government of the United Kingdom, this is currently expected to happen in Q1 of 2021. Please note, however, that the United Kingdom has reserved the right to reconsider participation following the finalisation of the EU Space Regulation. Further information may be found in the following link of the UK Government, for the accuracy of which ECMWF will not assume any liability: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-involvement-in-the-eu-space-programme

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General eligibility:

According to the prospective Contribution Agreement between the European Union and ECMWF, participation in calls for tenders shall preferably be open to entities established in Member States of the European Union and to entities established in Copernicus participating states in accordance with the conditions laid down in the EU’s Space Programme Regulation. The Regulation can be found at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.170.01.0069.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A170%3AFULL

It is currently ECMWF’s expectation that, in practice, entities established in other States may therefore be eligible exceptionally and subject to specific scientific or other requirements as well as express prior approval by an EU Procurement Board. This applies to both prime and sub-contractors. Accordingly, ECMWF is required to reserve the right to exclude ineligible persons or entities from tenders at any point in time. All tenderers as well as their sub-contractors must meet all eligibility criteria throughout the whole duration of the procurement exercise as well as their prospective contracts.

Eligibility of United Kingdom (UK) entities:

The above applies also to entities based in the UK. At present, the UK is neither an EU Member State nor participating in the EU Space Programme. However, the UK and the European Union agreed — in principle — that the UK may continue participating in, among others, the Copernicus component of the EU Space Programme as a third country for the period of 2021-2027. Detailed conditions for such a participation will require further negotiations between the UK and the European Union. Further information may be found in the following link of the UK Government, for the accuracy of which ECMWF will not assume any liability: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-involvement-in-the-eu-space-programme

ECMWF will publish relevant updates in this regard once they are available.

Section number: IV.2.2)
Place of text to be modified: Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Instead of:
Date: 16/06/2021
Local time: 15:00
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Date: 23/06/2021
Local time: 15:00
Section number: IV.2.7)
Place of text to be modified: Conditions for opening of tenders
Instead of:
Date: 16/06/2021
Local time: 15:00
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Date: 23/06/2021
Local time: 15:00
VII.2)Other additional information:

Please see Amended Volume IA of the ITT documents available on ECMWF's eProcurement Portal at https://procurement.ecmwf.int