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Services - 17102-2018

13/01/2018    S9    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2018/S 009-017102

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.ecmwf.int/

Further information can be obtained from: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers/Copernicus-procurement

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Meteorological Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Copernicus CAMS_94 User interaction activities
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
on Contractor's premises
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
As the Entrusted Entity for implementing the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), ECMWF will issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for activities to support the Entrusted Entity, ECMWF, with the management of the relationship between CAMS and its users, with the overarching goal to ensure the best possible use of the products by the users and to their full satisfaction.
In more detail, the objectives are to:
— facilitate understanding of the requirements of users and translate these user requirements into specifications for the service lines and the supporting upstream processing, product delivery, and web facilities,
— organize user feedback loops (via online forms, workshops, meetings, etc), and,
— maintain the CAMS User requirements Data Base (URDB) that keeps a record of all user requirements and their analysis.
This will be achieved by gathering and analysis of user requirements and of user feedback and response to service evaluation campaigns (via e.g. questionnaires).
The successful bidder will have to demonstrate expertise in the field of interaction with users and gathering of user requirements and feedback.
Duration of the Framework Agreement is 30 months. Expected starting date of the services is 1 January 2019.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 505 000,00 and 631 000,00 EUR

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional 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 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.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Copernicus: The European Earth Observation Programme.

See http://www.copernicus.eu/.

VI.2)Additional information:
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.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11.1.2018