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Denmark-Copenhagen: Services Supporting the European Environment Agency's Cross-Cutting Coordination of the Copernicus Programme's In Situ Activities — Observational Data
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Services Supporting the European Environment Agency's Cross-Cutting Coordination of the Copernicus Programme's In Situ Activities — Observational Data
The purpose of this call for tenders is to assist the EEA's cross-cutting coordination of Copernicus programme's in situ data activities. The EEA is requesting the services of 1 contractor focusing on observational data within the domains of meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric chemistry and air quality and climate. The services to be delivered by the contractor encompasses primarily thematic and technical support and information gathering, recording and analysis in relation to the specific thematic domains. the contractor will work across the Copernicus programme and will specifically need to cover and consult the Copernicus services and Entrusted Entities. For further detailed information, refer to Sections I.2) and I.3) of the tender specifications.
All services shall mainly be performed at the future contractor’s own premises, with occasional meetings at the EEA’s premises in Copenhagen, depending on the requirements of each specific contract.
The Copernicus in situ data activities are carried out using a-2 tier model: the first tier is composed of the entities, which are responsible for the day to day operational work, data management and ingestion of observational data in accordance with their specific requirements. A second tier focuses on making in situ data accessible through appropriate arrangements at programme level, facilitate coordination, data sharing, knowledge and information exchange and exploiting synergies wherever possible. Cross-cutting coordination of Copernicus in situ data activities, which forms part of the second tier, has been delegated to the EEA and includes the following main tasks:
— establish and maintain an overview of the state of play of in situ data for Copernicus services,
— operational provision of in situ data including access to reference data for Copernicus services,
— managing partnerships with data providers to improve access and use conditions of in situ data for Copernicus services,
— support to the European Commission and Copernicus services on in situ data issues.
Essentially, it is in order to accomplish these 4 tasks that the EEA requests expert thematic and technical support.
The framework service contract will be awarded for an initial period of 24 months, starting from 1.6.2020. The contract may be renewed maximum 2 times for period of 12 months each.
Copernicus - Regulation (EU) No 377/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3.4.2014 (OJ L 122, 24.4.2014, p. 44).
During the 3 years following the entry into force of the original contract, the EEA reserves the right to exercise the option of conducting a negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice for new services with the future contractor in accordance with point (e) of the second subparagraph of point 11.1 of Annex I to the Financial Regulation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As specified under sections 2.1 and 126.96.36.199 of the tender specifications.
Section IV: Procedure
EEA premises at Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K, DENMARK.
Representatives of tenderers (1 per tenderer) are allowed to participate in the opening session. They are requested to inform the EEA's procurement services in advance and at the latest by 14.2.2020 (12.00 CET) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Section VI: Complementary information
Tenderers can download the tender documents and consult any additional information from the eTendering website: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=5845
This website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderer's responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff (date of receipt), or, in the absence thereof, the day when the person concerned had knowledge of the relevant information, an appeal may be lodged with the Court of Justice of the European Union.