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Services - 379167-2021

27/07/2021    S143

Italy-Ispra: Operational Support to the Crop Monitoring and Yield Forecasting Activities (MARSOP)

2021/S 143-379167

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), JRC.D — Sustainable Resources (Ispra), JRC.D.5 — Food Security
Postal address: Via Enrico Fermi 2749
Town: Ispra (VA)
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Postal code: I-21027
Country: Italy
E-mail: jrc-ispra-dir-d-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=9039
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Operational Support to the Crop Monitoring and Yield Forecasting Activities (MARSOP)

Reference number: JRC/IPR/2021/OP/1920-PIN
II.1.2)Main CPV code
77100000 Agricultural services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Implementing Article 22 of the horizontal regulation of the Common Agricultural Policy REG (2013) 1306 on Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS), JRC.D.5 provides DG AGRI with timely, independent, and high-quality information on crop state and development, including quantitative forecasts of agricultural yields and production in the EU and neighbouring countries. This information is used by DG AGRI to ensure food security and for decision-making in agricultural markets.

The operational services sustain the operation and further development of the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting system (MCYFS) at the heart of the crop monitoring activities at JRC.

For the current procurement the operational services for the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS) are organised in three different lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Agro-meteo Information

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000 Agricultural services
72240000 Systems analysis and programming services
72310000 Data-processing services
72420000 Internet development services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
72320000 Database services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Main site or place of performance:

Via Enrico Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), ITALY.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of Lot 1 is to acquire and process agro-meteorological data for ingestion and use in the MARS System. The sources of meteorological data to be acquired and processed are basically two: observed weather data from meteorological stations in Europe, and modelled weather data generated at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) at various lead times. Data processing includes quality control, spatial and temporal aggregation, and near real-time ingestion into the MARS System.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Satellite Data

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000 Agricultural services
72240000 Systems analysis and programming services
72310000 Data-processing services
72320000 Database services
72420000 Internet development services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Main site or place of performance:

Via Enrico Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), ITALY.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 supports the remote sensing infrastructure of the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System for different regions of the world including global coverage for some products. The service comprises data collection, pre-processing and computation of derived products for the remote sensing satellites METOP-AVHRR, and Copernicus products.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Agronomic Information from Crop Models

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000 Agricultural services
72240000 Systems analysis and programming services
72310000 Data-processing services
72320000 Database services
72420000 Internet development services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Main site or place of performance:

Via Enrico Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), ITALY.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Services of this lot include the near real-time processing of crop growth models over Europe and other regions in the world based on observed and/or simulated weather data for specific target crops. With the model output, statistical analysis is performed to forecast yields. Inspection and display of the JRC MARS database and warehouse containing agro-meteorological, agronomic, and other related data through dedicated tools and services, such as the JRC MARS Viewer, and disseminating data and information through tailored platforms, such as the JRC MARS Explorer, are an intrinsic part of this Lot 3.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
20/09/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice announces the intention of the contracting authority to publish a future call for tenders. No other information or documents are available at this stage. Interested economic operators are invited to subscribe at the address in section I.3) in order to get notified when the contract notice and all the procurement documents, including the tender specifications, are published.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/07/2021