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United Kingdom-Reading: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Copernicus C3S_432 Provisions to Environmental Forecasting Applications
ECMWF as the entrusted entity for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) invites tenders for services related to operational service provision.
Up to Present Global Surface Climate Forcing Datasets
On contractor's premises.
The service shall deliver algorithms, acquisition and modelling chains to produce a set of near-present, kilometre-scale hourly surface climate forcing dataset products, generate associated hourly surface forcing data records (SFDRs) and make them available through the CDS. This is expected to support the delivery of environmental forecasts for downstream applications across various sectors, including water, food, energy and transport.
Copernicus - The European Earth Observation Programme (http://www.copernicus.eu/)
See Section VI.3).
Up to Present Surface Land Information Mapping Datasets
The service shall deliver algorithms, acquisition and/or modelling chains able to produce a set of near-term kilometre-scale global Surface Land Information Mapping (SLIM) which shall then be made available through the CDS. SLIMs are expected to be derived from a mixture of data sources to achieve global coverage to the maximum extent possible with the finest time step and update frequency possible; this includes in-situ data, earth observations including satellite, and re-analysis.
See Section VI.3
Operational Multi-model Hydrological Seasonal Forecasts
The main goal of this lot of the ITT is to procure the outputs of a set of global operational seasonal predictions of hydrological variables (a full list is defined in the ITT documents). The primary output of the contract will be data which shall be available on the CDS.
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