Services - 337609-2018

02/08/2018    S147    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Reading: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2018/S 147-337609

Contract 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: http://www.ecmwf.int/

Electronic access to information: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) 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

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom

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: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
ECMWF/RFP/2018/276 The provision of specialist project consultancy services to support the ECMWF Data Centre Relocation Programme (The BOND Project) and ad hoc requirements
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: On contractor's premises
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been prepared by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts for the purpose of seeking interest and outline proposals from potential suppliers for provision of specialist consultancy services primarily to support its active BOND programme, but also other ad hoc requirements. The BOND programme oversees — the relocation of ECMWF’s data centre from its current facility in Reading, UK to a new data centre in Bologna, Italy.
ECMWF is looking to create a ‘pre-approved list of suppliers’ for four different consultancy ‘service areas’:
— IT strategy, IT architecture, technology testing and commissioning, and technical support in project deliver,
— Building services engineers, CAD and BIM services, testing and commissioning,
— Project and Programme management, cost control,
— Interior design and space planning.
The RFP will remain open on a rolling basis for a total of 12 months. The initial ‘closing date’ is 17.8.2018. Every thirty days thereafter, ECMWF will evaluate all any further responses received.
The duration of the agreement will initially be 2 years which then may be extended for a further year.

Further information can be found in the RFP document which is published in ECMWF website at http://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 72000000, 71000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Please see RFP documents
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please see RFP documents
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see RFP documents
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
ECMWF/RFP/2018/276
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.8.2018 - 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The procurement for the contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF's procedures as set out in ECMWF's RFP documents, which are available at ECMWF's webpage (https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers) 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.

Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the instructions described in the RFP documents which can be found at https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.ecmwf.int/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.ecmwf.int/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30.7.2018