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17/02/2018    S34

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

2018/S 034-075065

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:

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_61 Development of regional air quality modelling and data assimilation aspects
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:
This ITT is about activities to support and further develop the modelling and data assimilation aspects of the CAMS regional air quality production, which is based upon a geographically distributed ensemble of 7 to 10 individual operational systems. The successful bidder will be expected to assess critically the outputs from the different systems and to deliver (essentially) data, routines and pieces of numerical code as well as memoranda and reports. The successful bidder will effectively advise the providers of the regional production of CAMS and help define the corresponding development plans. The ITT targets organisations with considerable experience in the field of air quality modelling and data assimilation, who will be able to provide the abovementioned contributions for the continuous upgrade of the individual systems delivering the CAMS regional production. Relevant scientific track record as well as proven technical capabilities to work with advanced modelling tools will be among the selection criteria. Contract duration is 36 months.
ITT CAMS_61 will be a combined procurement of activities that ECMWF previously intended to procure separately (PINs published in 2.2016 with reference CAMS_61 and CAMS_62). This change is to ensure full coordination between the streams of work.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 600 000,00 and 2 000 000,00 EUR


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

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

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 Procurement e-Tender 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.

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.


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: