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Services - 460195-2021

10/09/2021    S176

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

2021/S 176-460195

Corrigendum

Notice for changes or additional information

Services

(Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, 2021/S 169-443306)

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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
E-mail: procurement@ecmwf.int
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
Address of the buyer profile: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/

Section II: Object

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

Copernicus C3S2_520 Quality Assurance for Datasets in the Climate Data Store

Reference number: C3S2_520
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

ECMWF, as the Entrusted Entity for the Copernicus Climate Change Service, invites tenders for the implementation of the Evaluation and Quality Control (EQC) function for datasets in the C3S Climate Data Store (CDS).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/09/2021
VI.6)Original notice reference
Notice number in the OJ S: 2021/S 169-443306

Section VII: Changes

VII.1)Information to be changed or added
VII.1.2)Text to be corrected in the original notice
Section number: VI.3
Place of text to be modified: Additional information:
Instead of:

General eligibility:

According to the prospective Contribution Agreement between the European Union and ECMWF, participation in calls for tenders shall preferably be open to entities established in Member States of the European Union and to entities established in Copernicus participating states in accordance with the conditions laid down in the EU’s Space Programme Regulation. The Regulation can be found at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.170.01.0069.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A170%3AFULL

It is currently ECMWF’s expectation that, in practice, entities established in other States may therefore be eligible exceptionally and subject to specific scientific or other requirements as well as express prior approval by an EU Procurement Board. This applies to both prime and sub-contractors. Accordingly, ECMWF is required to reserve the right to exclude ineligible persons or entities from tenders at any point in time. All tenderers as well as their sub-contractors must meet all eligibility criteria throughout the whole duration of the procurement exercise as well as their prospective contracts.

Eligibility of United Kingdom (UK) entities:

The above applies also to entities based in the UK. At present, the UK is neither an EU Member State nor participating in the EU Space Programme. However, the UK and the European Union agreed — in principle — that the UK may continue participating in, among others, the Copernicus component of the EU Space Programme as a third country for the period of 2021-2027. Detailed conditions for such a participation will require further negotiations between the UK and the European Union. Further information may be found in the following link of the UK Government, for the accuracy of which ECMWF will not assume any liability: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-involvement-in-the-eu-space-programme

ECMWF will publish relevant updates in this regard once they are available.

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General eligibility:

According to the Contribution Agreement between the European Union and ECMWF, participation in calls for tenders shall preferably be open to entities established in Member States of the European Union and to entities established in Copernicus participating states in accordance with the conditions laid down in the EU’s Space Programme Regulation. The Regulation can be found at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.170.01.0069.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A170%3AFULL

It is currently ECMWF’s expectation that, in practice, entities established in other States may exceptionally be eligible and subject to specific scientific or other requirements (as specified in the tender documents) as well as express prior approval by an EU Procurement Board. This applies to both prime and sub-contractors. Accordingly, ECMWF is required to reserve the right to exclude ineligible persons or entities from tenders at any point in time. All tenderers as well as their sub-contractors must meet all eligibility criteria throughout the whole duration of the procurement exercise as well as their prospective contracts.

Eligibility of United Kingdom (UK) and Swiss (CH) entities:

The above applies also to entities based in the UK and Switzerland. At present, neither the UK nor Switzerland are EU Member States or participating in the EU Space Programme. However, we understand that the European Union have agreed — in principle — that both countries may continue participating in, among others, the Copernicus component of the EU Space Programme as third countries for the period of 2021-2027. The detailed conditions for such a participation are still being negotiated, but the UK government has confirmed that, at the present time, UK organisations cannot bid for Copernicus services contracts, unless there are exceptional circumstances (as determined by the EU). Further information may be found in the following link of the UK Government, for the accuracy of which ECMWF will not assume any liability: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-involvement-in-the-eu-space-programme. It is likely that Swiss organisations will be in the same situation as UK ones.

ECMWF will publish relevant updates in this regard once they are available.

VII.2)Other additional information: