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Belgium-Brussels: Using Satellite Images to Improve the Operation of the Natura 2 000 Network: Prototype for Monitoring Natura 2 000 Sites Habitats with Copernicus
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Using Satellite Images to Improve the Operation of the Natura 2 000 Network: Prototype for Monitoring Natura 2 000 Sites Habitats with Copernicus
The contract aims to develop a system for monitoring land cover changes in Natura 2 000 sites, using Copernicus satellites observations, with a specific focus on grasslands. The monitoring will be completed with landcover changes obtained from satellite imagery pre-dating Sentinel, in order to follow landcover changes since the creation on Natura 2 000 sites. The largest possible proportion of Natura 2 000 sites for the longest possible time span should be covered.
The result of the monitoring of the landcover changes within the Natura 2 000 sites will be accessible from a public website, letting European users observe the sequence of changes as well as their amount, for each site. It should allow identification of sites or regions where obvious changes have been identified by the system, in particular for what concerns the loss of natural and semi natural habitats (and specifically grasslands).
Open call for tender: Single service contract of 24-months duration, non-renewable.
Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2018/S 056-123139 on 21.3.2018 with the title “Using satellite images to improve the operation of the Natura 2 000 Network” with an amount of 1 000 000 EUR.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to procurement documents (see point 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
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Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 11.1(e) of the Annex to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No. 2018/1046 of 18.7.2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in point 11.4.
Procurement documents will be available for download at the address indicated under Heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the Contracting Authority indicated under Heading I.1.
If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http:// www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time-limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.
Within two months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.