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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Copernicus COP_024b Copernicus Media Partnership
The European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) as the entrusted Entity for Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the development of the Copernicus Media Partnership services in support of ECMWF’s Copernicus Department communication and outreach activities for both CAMS and C3S. The successful bidder(s) shall provide impactful and far-reaching media partnership activities that are contributing to effective implementation of ECMWF Copernicus Communication strategy in the areas of media engagement and outreach.
This ITT COP_024b is being launched under the two following lots:
Lot 1: Media Partnership with EuroNews;
Lot 2: Development and implementation of new creative solutions and novel high impact services to further expand media coverage of CAMS and C3S.
The Framework Agreements for both lots are aimed to start on 1.6.2019 for a duration of maximum 2 years.
Media Partnership with EuroNews
On Contractor's Premises
The main purpose of lot 1 is further development of the EuroNews partnership which delivers brand awareness for the Copernicus programme and the specific expertise and products of CAMS and C3S as implemented by ECMWF. This shall include several communication tools both on TV and online introducing new multimedia elements that will further showcase, Copernicus and its Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services implemented by the ECMWF, and their missions and key tools and products. These new media partnership elements should help ECMWF reach new audiences and further expand Copernicus brand visibility in Europe.
Copernicus - The European Earth Observation Programme (http://www.copernicus.eu/)
See Section VI.3.
Development and Implementation of New Creative Solutions and Novel High Impact Services to Further Expand Media Coverage of CAMS and C3S
On Contractor's premises.
The main objectives of the contract under lot 2 is the development and implementation of new creative solutions to reach unfamiliar audiences and further extend brand awareness in the media of the Copernicus programme and the Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services implemented by ECMWF specifically.
The Tenderer should propose novel, high impact media products and solutions to showcase Copernicus and in particular, products and services of the Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services as implemented by ECMWF.
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