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Supplies - 298042-2020

25/06/2020    S121

United Kingdom-Reading: Software package and information systems

2020/S 121-298042

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement at ECMWF
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Meteorological Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Copernicus COP_057 Provision of a Contract Lifecycle Management Tool

Reference number: COP_057
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48000000 Software package and information systems
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to help ECMWF gather information about the technical and financial feasibility of different contract lifecycle management solutions provided by software providers including the potential benefits and support this might bring to the ECMWF, with particular focus on copernicus contract management team, on the execution of its functions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

ECMWF is looking for a software solution to automate its contract lifecycle management to gain efficiencies, decrease the cost of contracting that leads to strong ROI. The purpose of this RFI, published at, is to provide ECMWF with a list of potential software tools available on the market. ECMWF is now requesting information on an initial set of proposed questions, in order to assess the range and availability of such a software with a view to tendering for such during the fourth quarter of 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)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 (once published), which will be available on ECMWF's Suppliers web pages ( 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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: