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Germany-Bonn: Auditing services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
PRO_001 Provision of Audit Services to ECMWF for Third Party Agreements
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) invites tenders for the provision of audit services to ECMWF for Third Party Agreements signed under the Copernicus Programme (Copernicus) and the Destination Earth Initiative (DestinE). As the requirements of the Copernicus and DestinE are different, in terms of obligations and applicable rules and policies, two distinct contracts will be awarded with two distinct sets of terms and conditions. In order to distinguish between the two contracts (and their specific requirements), two Lots are introduced. Tenderers may respond to one or both Lots. In case a Tenderer wishes to respond to both Lots, the Tenderer should indicate what synergies, including cost savings, can be achieved should both Lots be awarded to them. ECMWF reserves the right to award the two contracts to different Tenderers.
Copernicus – funded contracts
ECMWF operates Copernicus under the Contribution Agreement signed by ECMWF and the European Union under the Regulation (EU) 2021/696 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 April 2021 establishing the Union Space Programme and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and repealing Regulations (EU) No 912/2010, (EU) No 1285/2013 and (EU) No 377/2014 and Decision No 541/2014/EU (hereafter referred to as “Space Regulation”).
The total budget expected to be awarded to third parties over the period 2021-2027 amounts approximately to 250 M€. ECMWF anticipates a total number of approximately 300+ contracts, ranging from 20K€ to 6M€, signed with the eligible entities, as specified in the Space Regulation.
ECMWF intends to award a 48-months COP Framework Agreement implemented by a single multi-year Service Contract. The target starting date is 1 November 2023.
Copernicus - The European Earth Observation Programme (http://www.copernicus.eu/)
DestinE – funded contracts
ECMWF operates DestinE under the Contribution Agreement signed by ECMWF and the European Union under the Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2021 establishing the Digital Europe Programme and repealing Decision (EU) 2015/2240 (hereafter referred to as “Digital Regulation”).
The total budget expected to be awarded to third parties over the period 2021-2024 amounts to approximately 47 M€. ECMWF anticipates a total number of approximately 25 contracts, ranging from 20K€ to 14M€, signed with the eligible entities, as specified in the Digital Regulation.
ECMWF intends to award a 24-months DE Agreement. The target starting date is 1 April 2024.
Destination Earth Initiative - https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/policies/destination-earth
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
ECMWF's eProcurement Portal
Section VI: Complementary information
Procedure to be applied: The procurement will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF's procedures as set out in Invitation to Tender documents, which will be available on ECMWF's eProcurement Portal (http://procurement.ecmwf.int/) 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. Tenders must be submitted using ECMWF's eProcurement Portal. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.
Due to the need to include performance and compliance obligations in the contract, for each Lot ECMWF will contract only with a single legal person or entity which is competent to undertake and commit to these obligations. ECMWF recognises that some bids will involve a number of organisations which may wish to work together to deliver the contract requirements. In such cases, these organisations must identify a lead contractor who will sign the contract with ECMWF and who will be responsible for putting in place legal arrangements to ensure that it can guarantee that all other organisations will also meet the contract obligations. For a unique Lot, ECMWF will not enter into multiple contracts with individual members of consortia or groups of service providers.
Eligibility: Refer to Section 5.2 of Volume I of the ITT documents.
The time zone used to express the time in sections IV.2.2 and IV.2.7 is the Central European Summer Time zone.
See instructions on ECMWF's Suppliers web page: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers