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United Kingdom-Reading: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
Address of the buyer profile: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Section II: Object
Copernicus CAMS_63 Development of Post-Processing Methods and Tools for the CAMS Regional air Quality Ensemble
Development of post-processing methods and tools for the CAMS regional air quality ensemble.
On Contractor's premises.
This ITT is about activities to develop post-processing methods and tools for the CAMS Regional Products, which are based upon a distributed ensemble of seven individual operational regional air quality systems (the number of systems will be extended to 9 in the course of 2019). The successful Tenderer will be expected to deliver (essentially) computer scripts, routines and pieces of numerical code as well as reports. The ITT targets Tenderers with relevant experience, who will be able to provide the abovementioned contributions for supporting the continuous upgrade of the post-processing of CAMS regional outputs. The ITT does not include daily operational production but may include routine experimental processing (without guaranteed level of service). The bids shall not involve actually running regional air quality system(s).
The successful tenderer shall provide some studies and developments, which build on top of the raw outputs from the operational ensemble of CAMS Regional Systems. The focus of these developments shall be:
— to assess the relationship between the spread between ensemble members and the skill of the analyses or forecasts according to a range of metrics, in view of being able to provide calibrated uncertainty estimates,
— to develop post-processing methods using latest or past forecasts, past analyses and/or past observations to propose ensemble products that outperform significantly the median, while being compatible with operational time-critical implementation,
— to develop and test Model Output Statistics methods that could be used for providing forecasts on sites where timeseries of observations are available even if the raw model outputs are biased,
— to develop innovative ways of conveying uncertainty information associated with the Regional Products in graphical form (maps, charts…) for presentation on the web and targeting non-expert audiences.
The Framework Agreement will run for a duration of 2 years. The Tenderer shall provide a detailed implementation plan of proposed activities for the period. However, note that by Q4 2019 the level and duration of activities for 2021 will be communicated by ECMWF to the successful Tenderer based on the Copernicus programme review by the European Commission.
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.
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