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Services - 534659-2021

20/10/2021    S204

United Kingdom-Reading: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2021/S 204-534659

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

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
E-mail: procurement@ecmwf.int
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://procurement.ecmwf.int/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Meteorological Services

Section II: Object

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

ECMWF/ITT/2021/319 Framework for Communication Services

Reference number: ECMWF/ITT/2021/319
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is issuing an Invitation to Tender (ITT) which will result in setting up of a framework contract with a number of agencies to provide the communication services for ECMWF.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
92000000 Recreational, cultural and sporting services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance:

Reading, UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is issuing an Invitation to Tender (ITT) which will result in setting up of a framework contract with a number of agencies to provide the communication services for ECMWF. The initial framework will be for three years with the possibility of two extensions, each for 1 year. The indicative budget over the lifetime of the framework is £850,000 to £1,000,000 which may be reviewed at regular intervals.

This ITT aims to create a roster of agencies with skills and proven track records in the service areas below:

(a) Press releases creation and dissemination

(b) Graphic design services

(c) Content development (visual and editorial)

(d) Video production

(e) Events organisation and management for physical or hybrid (physical and virtual) events

(f) Live streaming and audio-visual production of events

(g) Animations and motion graphics

(h) Web design and development

(i) Strategic communications consultancy

(j) Social media management

The ITT documents will be available on ECMWF's eProcurement Portal. Suppliers must register their organisation on the eProcurement Portal to be able to access the ITT documents and to be able to submit a response. The eProcurement Portal can be accessed from one of the following links: https://procontract.due-north.com or https://procurement.ecmwf.int (the latter redirects to the ProContract registration page).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See ITT documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/11/2021
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/11/2021
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Reading, UK

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Not applicable

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement for the contract will be conducted in accordance with ECMWF's procedures as set out in ECMWF's Invitation to Tender documents, which are available on ECMWF's eProcurement Portal (https://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. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted. Suppliers must register their organisation on the eProcurement Portal to be able to access the ITT documents and to be able to submit a response to any ITTs.

The eProcurement Portal can be accessed from one of the following links: https://procontract.due-north.com or https://procurement.ecmwf.int (the latter redirects to the ProContract opportunities page).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Postal address: Shinfield Park
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG2 9AX
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/10/2021