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Title: Copernicus CAMS2_55 Provision of Global Inversion-optimised Greenhouse Gas Fluxes and Concentrations
Published by: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Publication Date: 09/06/2021
Deadline Date: 29/07/2021
Deadline Time: 15:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

This ITT, entitled ‘Provision of global inversion-optimised greenhouse gas fluxes and concentrations’, is for providing quantitative estimates of net surface fluxes of greenhouse gases, which are key drivers of the Earth's climate evolution. Ground-based and now satellite remote-sensing observations allow these fluxes to be monitored. The data provided so far by CAMS have delivered time-series of CH4, CO2 and N2O surface flux fields of high quality. The successful tenderer shall extend the time-series, both forwards and backwards (as far as possible) in time, while maintaining their quality at the highest international standard. Periodically, the successful tenderer will reprocess the whole period in order to reflect improvements in spatial resolution as well as in modelling and data assimilation techniques used for the atmospheric inversions. The documentation of associated errors and comparison with independent observations as well as with similar products that are produced outside of CAMS will also form part of the activities.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

Shinfield Park

Reading

RG2 9AX

UK

E-mail: procurement@lists.ecmwf.int

NUTS: UKJ11

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.ecmwf.int/

Address of the buyer profile: http://procurement.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 sent electronically to:

http://procurement.ecmwf.int/


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: Meteorological Services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Copernicus CAMS2_55 Provision of Global Inversion-optimised Greenhouse Gas Fluxes and Concentrations

Reference number: CAMS2_55

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This ITT, entitled ‘Provision of global inversion-optimised greenhouse gas fluxes and concentrations’, is for providing quantitative estimates of net surface fluxes of greenhouse gases, which are key drivers of the Earth's climate evolution.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

On Contractor's premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This ITT, entitled ‘Provision of global inversion-optimised greenhouse gas fluxes and concentrations’, is for providing quantitative estimates of net surface fluxes of greenhouse gases, which are key drivers of the Earth's climate evolution. Ground-based and now satellite remote-sensing observations allow these fluxes to be monitored. The data provided so far by CAMS have delivered time-series of CH4, CO2 and N2O surface flux fields of high quality. The successful tenderer shall extend the time-series, both forwards and backwards (as far as possible) in time, while maintaining their quality at the highest international standard. Periodically, the successful tenderer will reprocess the whole period in order to reflect improvements in spatial resolution as well as in modelling and data assimilation techniques used for the atmospheric inversions. The documentation of associated errors and comparison with independent observations as well as with similar products that are produced outside of CAMS will also form part of the activities.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Legal and financial / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Track record / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Quality of resources to be deployed / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Technical solution proposed / Weighting: 30

Quality criterion: Management and Implementation / Weighting: 20

Price / Weighting:  15

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

Tenderers should note that the value specified under sections II.1.5) and II.2.6) is the indicative maximum budget for the whole framework contract and Price is one of the evaluation criteria.

Please also note the important additional information in section VI.3) regarding funding and eligibility.

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 with a single operator.

IV.1.8) Information about 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: 29/07/2021

Local time: 15:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/07/2021

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

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. Hard copy (paper) submissions will not be accepted.

Due to the need to include performance and compliance obligations in the contract, 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. ECMWF will not enter into multiple contracts with individual members of consortia or groups of service providers.

Availability of funds: the basis for ECMWF’s ability to implement the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring and Climate Change Monitoring Services on behalf of the European Commission is the conclusion of a ‘Contribution Agreement’ between the European Union and ECMWF. The negotiations are currently ongoing. They can only be concluded following the EU Space Regulation is enacted by the European Union. Suppliers should note that the award of a contract as a result of this procurement procedure will therefore be conditional on the availability of funds following the signature and subsequent formal approval of the ‘Contribution Agreement’ by the ECMWF Council which is currently expected for Q2 2021.

General eligibility: according to the prospective contribution agreement between the European Union and ECMWF, participation in calls for tenders shall preferably be open to entities established in Member States of the European Union and to entities established in Copernicus participating states in accordance with the conditions laid down in the EU’s Space Programme Regulation which can be found at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.170.01.0069.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A170%3AFULL

It is currently ECMWF’s expectation that, in practice, entities established in other States may therefore be eligible exceptionally and subject to specific scientific or other requirements as well as express prior approval by an EU Procurement Board. This applies to both prime and sub-contractors. Accordingly, ECMWF is required to reserve the right to exclude ineligible persons or entities from tenders at any point in time. All tenderers as well as their sub-contractors must meet all eligibility criteria throughout the whole duration of the procurement exercise as well as their prospective contracts.

Eligibility of UK entities: the above applies also to entities based in the United Kingdom. At present, the United Kingdom is neither an EU Member State nor participating in the EU Space Programme. However, the United Kingdom and the European Union agreed — in principle — that the United Kingdom may continue participating in, among others, the Copernicus component of the EU Space Programme as a third country for the period of 2021-2027. Detailed conditions for such a participation will require further negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Further information may be found in the following link of the UK Government, for the accuracy of which ECMWF will not assume any liability: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-involvement-in-the-eu-space-programme ECMWF will publish relevant updates in this regard once they are available.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Shinfield Park

Reading

RG2 9AX

UK

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See instructions on ECMWF's Supplier web page: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Shinfield Park

Reading

RG2 9AX

UK

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/suppliers

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/06/2021


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