C3S2_312a LOT 1 Essential Climate Variable products derived from satellite observations
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ECMWF, as the Entrusted Entity for implementing the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), invites tenders for the delivery of Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products derived from satellite observations. The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is, primarily, to ensure continuity of high-quality ECV products that are derived primarily from satellite observations and accessible from the Climate Data Store (CDS). ECMWF is looking to secure the highest possible quality for all products, guided by GCOS requirements and best practices, hence bidders will need to maintain consistency with datasets currently available via the CDS, and/or initiate new activities that ensure equivalent (or better) products from ongoing observations. LOT 1: Atmospheric physics ECMWF intends to award a single Service Contract under a Framework Agreement (for a maximum duration of 30 months) for this thematic area, with a target starting date in November 2021. Before the end of the Service Contract, ECMWF together with other Entrusted Entities responsible for the delivery of the “Copernicus Programme” will assess the status of the ECV-related services and establish the procurement strategy in relation to particular ECVs. The contractor for this Lot group shall, in accordance with the requirements described in the ITT, maintain consistency with datasets currently available via the CDS and ensure timely access to data products associated with the following ECVs: • Precipitation (GCOS-SR Section 4.3.5); • Surface Radiation Budget (GCOS-SR Section 4.3.6); • Water Vapour (GCOS-SR Section 4.5.3); • Cloud Properties (GCOS-SR Section 4.5.4); • Earth Radiation Budget (GCOS-SR Section 4.5.5). Portal instructions: Some of the ITT documents are accessible under the ‘Attachments’ box at bottom right of this page. The full set of ITT documents which are provided inside the response questionnaire are only accessible by registering an interest in this opportunity (see the 'Expression of interest window' at top right). Please refer initially to the ‘ECMWF eProcurement Portal Guidance for suppliers’ file in the Attachments box as this document will help you navigate the portal and locate the necessary information in order to submit a proposal. Please note that the contact email address shown under 'Contact details' is not monitored, and any messages sent to this email address will not be attended to. Questions / clarifications concerning this ITT must be submitted via the Messaging area of the ITT, which can be accessed through the My Activities page of the Portal once you have logged-in and registered your interest in this opportunity.
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From 30/04/2021 15:00 to 23/06/2021 15:00