Denmark-Copenhagen: IT Consultancy Services to the EEA and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment in the Areas of Dataflow Development, Management and Operation, Inspire Support and Services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.eea.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/tenders
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/environment/index_en.htm
Section II: Object
IT Consultancy Services to the EEA and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment in the Areas of Dataflow Development, Management and Operation, Inspire Support and Services
The EEA, as leading contracting authority for the purpose of this inter-institutional call for tenders, seeks to establish framework service contract(s) with service providers who will assist it and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV) as participating contracting authority by providing IT consultancy services in the areas of spatial dataflow development, management and operation and Inspire support and services.
The call for tender is split in 2 lots:
Lot 1: Tabular and geospatial data processing and related support;
Lot 2: Metadata cataloguing, geospatial data modelling and Inspire support.
Tenderers can apply for one or both lots, and contracts may be signed with a different economic operator for each lot.
Tabular and Geospatial Data Processing and Related Support
The services will be performed mainly at the contractor’s own premises with occasional meetings in the EEA.
For Lot 1, EEA intends to have minimum one consultant working intramural at the EEA's premises.
This lot covers both consultancy services to support the Discomap infrastructure (map service platform) but also to design, implement and support the vast number of dataflows operated by EEA. EEA operates around 100 dataflows on which member states are required to report environmental data and information. Dataflows are closely operated in cooperation with the EEA thematic experts and covers air, water, emission, climate, biodiversity, etc.
The processing of data is highly automated and for this purpose, several software packages are used. These include FME (Safe), ArcGIS Server/Desktop/Online (Esri), Tableau, Microsoft SQL Server, Python and C#. For certain processing of data, cloud computing (Microsoft Azure) is increasingly used, particular Azure Data Warehouse, Databricks, blob storage, Azure SQL are part of the EEA infrastructure.
Expert support is needed to develop robust and automated IT solutions which can support the complete workflow from harvesting data from ReportNet (https://www.eionet.europa.eu/reportnet), performing quality control, storage in harmonised databases (SQL and geodatabase) and dissemination of data to external users or on the EEA website.
The successful tenderer(s) will be awarded a framework service contract for an initial period of 24 (twenty-four) months starting from the date of signature, with the possibility of maximum 2 renewals for a period of 12 (twelve) months each.
Metadata Cataloguing, Geospatial Data Modelling and Inspire Support
EEA has a long-term involvement in the Inspire implementation process and seeks consultancy services to continue this task. Furthermore, the EEA has its own Inspire-compliant catalogue which is providing standard description of geospatial datasets produced or used by the EEA and its partners. Assistance in this area requires in depth knowledge of the Inspire data specifications, metadata standards, geospatial data encodings and various software packages used in these activities.
As member of the Inspire Coordination Team, EEA is involved in the EU level coordination of this directive, including the support to the monitoring and reporting submission processes, the maintenance and the update of the list of priority datasets for e-reporting and on the implementation of Inspire-compliant environmental reporting data flows.
EEA, including its ETCs, is producing and using geospatial datasets which are stored and described in an INSPIRE-compliant metadata catalogue. This catalogue is implemented using a customized version of GeoNetwork (the EEA catalogue of spatial datasets, or ‘SDI’) and includes a metadata editor used by EEA staff, its contractors and ETCs. Support to the maintenance of the SDI, as well as to the evolution of this catalogue towards a data warehouse including the storage of spatial and non-spatial datasets and their standard description across the EEA is required.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This call for tenders is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons from one of the 33 EEA member countries and to all natural and legal persons established in a third country that has a special agreement with the European Union in the field of procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement.
As proof of eligibility, tenderers must indicate in which country they have their headquarters, registered office or residence, and provide the necessary supporting documents in accordance with their national law. If the tenderer is a natural person, he/she must provide a copy of their identity card/passport or driving license and proof that he/she is covered by a social security scheme as a self-employed person.
Section IV: Procedure
EEA premises at Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
Representatives of tenderers (1 per tenderer) are allowed to participate in the opening session. They arerequested to inform the EEA's procurement services in advance and at the latest by 12.12.2019 (16.00), CET by e-mail at email@example.com
Section VI: Complementary information
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