Services - 366262-2023

Submission deadline has been amended by:  429991-2023
20/06/2023    S117

Germany-Bonn: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2023/S 117-366262

Contract notice


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: Robert-Schuman-Platz 3
Town: Bonn
NUTS code: DEA22 Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Postal code: 53175
Country: Germany
Contact person: Procurement at ECMWF
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Meteorological and Environmental Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

CJS2_156b Training and knowledge transfer - Training Events and Resources

Reference number: CJS2_156b
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) invites tenders for the provision of training and knowledge transfer services in support of the ECMWF Copernicus training programme. The successful tenderer will be expected to design, develop and carry-out C3S and CAMS training events over a four year period, and to develop and maintain the ECMWF Copernicus learning resources. ECMWF intends to award a single framework agreement of 48 months which shall be implemented with two Service Contracts of two years each.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DEA22 Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance:

Various, including on Contractor's premises. Please see Volume II for further details.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The technical requirements of this tender can be divided into two main components. One component includes the organisation and delivery of training events, which is described in section 2.1 of Volume II of the ITT documents, this is work package 1.

The successful Tenderer shall organise and deliver high quality, customised training events to a wide range of existing and new users of C3S and CAMS. “High quality” in this context is defined as peer-reviewed by independent external experts, quality controlled by ECMWF, and compliant with internationally recognised standards.

The trainings shall address specific needs, such as missing skills and knowledge gaps, that impede users to make the most of products and services delivered by C3S and CAMS.

The trainings shall build on the investments made in the first phase of Copernicus and shall have the ultimate aim to increase usability and to stimulate user uptake of C3S and CAMS products and services. They shall be tailored to the needs of specific target audiences selected in collaboration with ECMWF.

The other component includes the development, curation and maintenance of current and future learning resources developed for C3S and CAMS, which is described in section 2.2 of Volume II of the ITT documents, this is work package 2.

Currently, these learning resources include Jupyter notebook tutorials, elearning modules developed in Articulate Storyline, recorded lectures and presentations from past trainings and learning material developed for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These have either been developed for specific training events, or are standalone resources that users can refer to.

A further element will be the management and coordination effort required to deliver the scope of the requirements, this is work package 0. Please see Volume II of the ITT documents for further details.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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.2.13)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 (

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note the important additional information in Section VI.3 regarding eligibility.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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.2)Conditions related to the contract
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.1.1)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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/08/2023
Local time: 16:00
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:
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: 28/08/2023
Local time: 16:00

ECMWF's eProcurement Portal

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.3)Additional information:

Procedure to be applied: The procurement will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF's procedures as set out in Invitation to Tender documents, which will be available on ECMWF's eProcurement Portal ( 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.

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.

Eligibility: Refer to Section 3.2 of Volume I of the ITT documents.

The time zone used to express the time in sections IV.2.2 and IV.2.7 is the Central European Summer Time zone.

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

See instructions on ECMWF's Suppliers web page:

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: