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Portugal-Lisbon: Research and experimental development services
Section I: Contracting authority
This PCP is carried out by DGPM appointed as lead procurer to coordinate and lead the joint procurement in the name and on behalf of the buyers group. Portuguese procurement law is applicable.
Section II: Object
Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to buy R&D services to bridge innovative downstream Earth observation and copernicus enabled services for integrated maritime environment, surveillance and security
The aim of Marine-EO procurement is to develop, test and validate a bundle of innovative EO downstream services bringing incremental or radical innovations in the field of maritime awareness leveraging on the existing Copernicus services (i.e. CMEMS, Security) and other products from the Copernicus portfolio. In addition, a series of “support” services will standardize the way that EO is used for maritime awareness with regards to operational, technological, semantic and legal interoperability issues. The Marine-EO procurement seeks to cover the sea-basins of Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Arctic, by adapting Copernicus data and information in order to meet the demand of the buyers group. The innovative EO downstream services are divided in 2 thematic areas:
(i) Thematic Area 1: copernicus marine environment monitoring and climate change (SATOCEAN service);
(ii) Thematic Area 2: copernicus security (satsurveillance service).
Copernicus marine environment monitoring and climate change: SATOCEAN
At least 50 % of the contracted R&D services in EU Member States or Horizon 2020 associated countries.
The procurement will take the form of a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) under which R&D service contracts will be awarded to a number of R&D providers in parallel in a phased approach. This will make it possible to compare competing alternative solutions.
Each selected operator will be awarded a framework agreement that covers 3 R&D phases.
The 3 phases are:
— R&D up to solution design,
— R&D up to a prototype,
— R&D up to original development, validation and testing of a limited set of first products or services.
After each phase, intermediate evaluations will be carried out to progressively select the best of the competing solutions. The contractors with the best-value-for-money solutions will be offered a specific contract for the next phase.
The phased approach with parallel contracts and intermediate evaluations will be followed within each lot.
Testing is expected to take place in different AOIs will cover participating countries, according to the specifications presented in TD2. This testing may also serve as a first customer test reference for the contractors. The procurement is expected to start in 18.6.2018 and end in 15.10.2020.
The selected operators will retain ownership of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) that they generate during the PCP and will be able to use them to exploit the full market potential of the developed solutions i.e. beyond the procurers.
The EU has given a grant for this procurement but is not participating as a contracting authority. This procurement is exempted from the GPA, the EU public procurement directives and the national laws that implement them because procurement of R&D services where the benefits do not accrue exclusively to the contracting authority for its use in the conduct of its own affairs.
Copernicus Security: SATSURVEILLANCE
Testing is expected to take place in specific ports around 2 areas (Gulf of Cadiz and Alboran Sea) and North Coast of Africa are considered test areas. This testing may also serve as a first customer test reference for the contractors. The procurement is expected to start in 18.6.2018 and end in 15.10.2020.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please see Tender Document 3 (TD3) – Tender Forms.
Tender Document 3 (TD3) – Tender Forms.
Section IV: Procedure
The authorized persons for the opening tenders procedure shall be appointed by the Contracting Authority (DGPM) in consonance with the members of the Buyers Group and before the date for submission of proposals. The open procedure is detailed on TD1 – Request for Tender document part of the procurement process.
Section VI: Complementary information
The procurement is exempted from the EU public procurement directives (including the EU procurement remedies Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC — see above) and the national laws that implement them.
Publication of this notice in the Official Journal is not to be understood as a waiver of this exemption by the contracting authority. The deadlines for the review procedures at the bodies for review mentioned in IV.4.1) are: [As per EU Procurement Directive].