Prague EU Space Agency to buy User Space Mock-up & Virtual Laboratory & Website Container

Contracting Authority: EU Agency for the Space Programme, Prague

Call no 1: User Space Mock-up

The subject matter of the procurement procedure is the development, delivery and installation in the EUSPA’s cloud infrastructure, of a mock up (‘’the User Space Mock-up’’) to showcase, in an augmented reality environment, the added value of the EU satellite services: EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus. The User Space Mock-up shall be accessible through Internet connection.

Estimated value: Up to 60,000.00 EUR

Call no 2: User Space Virtual Laboratory

The subject matter of the procurement procedure is the development, delivery and installation in the EUSPA’s cloud infrastructure, of an online tool to verify and demonstrate in a cloud processing service the added value of the EU satellite services: EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus (‘’the User Space Virtual Laboratory’’). The User Space Virtual Laboratory shall be accessible through Internet connection.

Estimated value: Up to 140,000.00 EUR

Call no 3: User Space Container

The subject matter of the procurement procedure is the development, delivery and installation in the EUSPA’s cloud infrastructure, of a website container (‘’the User Space Container’’) that will include the websites, already developed by EUSPA with WordPress CMS (Content Management System). The User Space Container will display information of the market uptake for EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus.

Estimated value: Up to 100,000.00 EUR

Interpol seeks IT Security Improvement

IT Security Improvement – Analytics, Incident Detection and Responses Solutions

Interpol, Lyon

Deadline 21/7

LOT1 – NETWORK BEHAVIOR ANALYTICS

In an increasingly busy environment and where the volume of information exchanged is constantly growing, lot1 will reinforce the tools already in place, and will be dedicated to the analysis of network behavior, packet capture and correlation, discovering the network topology, detecting incidents and setting up a response program.

LOT2 – DATA DISCOVERY / AUDIT & USER BEHAVIOR

In order to strengthen our access controls and face the risk of information leaks, both internally and externally, it is necessary to better control our data environment.

Lot2 will be dedicated to the implementation of a global governance solution, the objective of which will be to analyze the current and historical data of the organization, to define the appropriate treatment(s) according to the nature and the sensitivity of the data discovered, identify the discrepancies and thus suggest and make the necessary corrections.

These solutions will have to meet several functional and technical needs.

• Integrate into an infrastructure without modification of the latter or interruption of communications and services.

• Provide a real-time global overview of the threat level

• Group anomalies intelligently

• Present and analyze the topologies of information systems and host events

• Consult network, systems, and application events

• Review historical data

• Summarize general behaviors

• Correlate anomalies and report back in the event of a security incident in real time

NATO Software Factory: will you ever have another opportunity like this?!

RFI: Project “NATO Software Factory – DevSecOps Platform”

Contractor: NCI agency (NATO Communications and Information Agency), Brussels

NCI Agency is seeking information from Nations and their Industry regarding available managed services to meet the requirements for a NATO Software Factory DevSecOps platform managed service on the high side.

Responses are requested to be submitted by no later than Thursday, 23 June 2022, 17h00 (CET).

Summary of Requirements

The NCI Agency is performing a market survey in order to identify possible solutions to provide the NATO Software Factory DevSecOps platform on Azure Stack Hub as a managed service.

At this stage, the NCI Agency is willing to evaluate all the available offerings on the market which can provide a technological, robust, capable and cost effective managed service to NATO.

The system design should minimize total system life cycle costs, including its future Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

The high level requirements for the solution are listed below: Requirements IDDescriptionMoSCoW Priority
PCC_TECH_01Based on Azure StackMust
PCC_TECH_02Operate on-premises fully disconnected from internetMust
PCC_TECH_03The infrastructure is provided via a service contractMust
PCC_TECH_04Ability to run virtual machinesMust
PCC_TECH_05Ability to run Kubernetes clustersMust
PCC_TECH_06Ability to run PaaS DatabasesMust
PCC_TECH_07Support for storage (container, table, queue)Must
PCC_TECH_08Integration with Microsoft ADFSMust
PCC_TECH_09Ability to deploy all the resources by using infrastructure as codeMust
PCC_TECH_010Ability to interconnect with the current on-premises infrastructureMust
PCC_TECH_011Support for graphics processing unit (GPU)Must
PCC_TECH_012Ability to export logging and auditing data to third-party SIEM systemMust
PCC_TECH_013Administrative visibility (web-based) on platform healthMust
PCC_TECH_014Responsive Technical SupportMust

WIPO needs support in SW development and help with the ERP

ICT Services

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

The RFP is divided in two lots:

Lot 1: Software development, architecture, operations and related services

Lot 2: Enterprise Resource Planning services

WIPO has a workforce of 1’300 staff members working mostly at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The selected contractors will be offered a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) for an initial period of 3 years, with a potential extension of up to a maximum of 4 additional years subject to satisfactory performance as further described in the Draft Contract.

Under the scope of services for Lot 1, the Organization has currently about 250 (25 onsite, 225 remote) external Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) working on about 100 business internally and/or externally facing applications. A description of the requested profiles (roles), major methodologies and frameworks, as well as major technologies is included in this document and its annexures.

WIPO requires services from vendors for:

• Technical resource augmentation: Projects frequently require resource augmentation during the design and development cycle. WIPO will be contacting companies qualified by this RFP process to request for proposals through minicompetitions.

The augmented resource will be contracted to join a multifunctional project team and fulfil a specific role in that project. In some cases, resources will be hired for less 100%.

• Delivery of turnkey solution: In certain cases, WIPO will want to outsource the delivery of a turnkey solution, rather than procuring individual resources. In these cases, we will invite vendors to provide a turnkey proposal, with quotation and presentation of such proposal.

Selected companies will provide expertise in the following areas:

• Application Development Services

• Application monitoring and support Services

• Data and Digital Assets Services

• Quality Assurance Services

• IT Service Management Services

• Entreprise Architecture Services

• Project and Program Services

• Infrastructure Services

Work assignments can be carried out on-site at WIPO’s premises in Geneva and/or offsite (nearshore or offshore as defined below).

For some specific needs, WIPO may require the external consultants to work beyond regular Geneva Headquarters’ office hours.

To deliver support services, consultants may have to work in shifts to provide continuous monitoring operation, to remain on call or to intervene remotely or on-site in case of emergency in order to fix problems.

Consultants will be working using a limited number of workplace configurations defined by WIPO, where workplace configuration encompasses user account, fully configured WIPO endpoint and remote connection software. In particular, for all the projects where connection to the WIPO internal systems is needed, account, WIPO endpoint and remote connection client will be provided by WIPO: the consultant will install the remote connection client on their own physical endpoint to securely access a WIPO virtual endpoint. The supplier must provide the physical endpoint and ensure the remote connection is fully operational from the consultant’s working location.

Lot 2 – ERP SERVICES

Background Information: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Enterprise Solutions Division (ESD) is responsible for developing and maintaining WIPO’s ERP systems, named AIMS (Administrative Integrated Management System). The existing AIMS portfolio of products includes a combination of commercial off the shelf (COTS) and custom developed applications based on Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE), Oracle Data Integrator

(ODI), Oracle BI Publisher, Oracle Hyperion, Taleo, PeopleSoft FSCM & HCM, and Acuity Stream (for risk management). The list of current technologies are available in table1 below.

AIMS is undergoing major transformation to modernize outdated technologies and adopt the organization wide Cloud first strategy. The transformation is expected to introduce several new cloud based technology platforms and services, for example CRM.

Objectives: Through this Lot 2 RFP, WIPO intends to select a number of contractors capable of providing time and material-based and work-package based (fixed-price) turn-key solutions for enterprise applications including on premise ERP, Enterprise Business Capabilities including SaaS Cloud applications, Integration platforms and low-code development platforms for the technologies specified in table 1 above and table 2 below to support the existing business applications maintenance and operations and to develop new ones as needed. It is important to specify that the list of technologies supporting the business application may evolve as new ones are introduced.

WIPO requires services from vendors for:

• Technical resource augmentation: Projects frequently require resource augmentation during the design, development and production support. WIPO will be contacting companies qualified by this RFP process to request for proposals, as per the below process. The augmented resource will be contracted to join a multi-functional project team and fulfil a specific role in that project. In some cases, resources will be hired for less than 100%.

• Delivery of turnkey solution: In certain cases, WIPO will want to outsource the delivery of a turnkey solution, rather than sourcing individual resources. In these cases, we will invite vendors to provide a turnkey proposal, with quotation and presentation of such proposal.

Indicative list of major technologies used at WIPO

WIPO has a cloud first policy (AWS, Azure, M365) and mainly use Java and Javascript for custom business applications. Please find below an indicative list of major technologies used at WIPO.

Company / Category      Technology

Amazon Web Service (AWS)       • Compute • Storage • Network • Serverless

Application Server          • Tomcat • Wildfly

Containers         • Docker

Data Visualization           • Tableau • Quicksight • Applaud • Kibana

Databases          • Oracle • (Aurora) MySQL • (Aurora) PostgreSQL • MariaDB • MS SQL Server

ERP        • Taleo • OBIEE • PeopleSoft ELM • PeopleSoft FSCM • PeopleSoft HCM & Payroll

Microsoft           • Azure • Dynamics • M365 • PowerApps

Oracle   • Chatbot • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure • Oracle Cloud Integrator • Robotic Process Automation

Operating Systems         • Linux (mainly Redhat) • Microsoft Windows Server

Programming Languages             • Java • Javascript frameworks

Development & Quality tools     • Atlassian Bamboo • AWS codepipeline • SVN / Git • SonarQube • Nexus • Crucible • Eclipse / MS Visual Studio • Selenium • jUnit • qTest

Other    • Liferay Digital • Opentext • Cherwell • Atlassian Jira • Atlassian Confluence

Communication support in military style… if you like it

Call for: Provision of ‘Media and Communication Support’

Contracting Authority: European Defence Agency (EDA), Brussels

Framework Contract for 4 years / budget €2.500.000

Short description: The aim is to provide support in a wide range of media and communication disciplines, ranging from video and multimedia support, social media, publications and promotional materials, to event support.

Deadline 4/7

1.2. TASKS/SCOPE OF THE FRAMEWORK CONTRACT The contractor will provide support in a wide range of media and communication disciplines, ranging from video & multimedia support, social media, publications and promotional materials, to event support. The tasks listed hereunder are not exhaustive in nature and may be complemented by relevant services needed to complete the assignments entrusted to the contractor. The communication activities will be based on EDA’s work agenda. The Agency foresees regular communication opportunities via both on and off-line channels, as well as regular communication campaigns and ad hoc activities in Brussels and across the European Union. The main user of the Framework Contract will be EDA’s MCU (Media and Communication Unit). However, operational EDA Directorates may interface with the contractor for communication support, in close cooperation with the MCU. It must be noted that MCU continuously pays attention to – and is keen on – receiving expertise and guidance from contractors to solve certain issues or adapt to new technologies and trends.

1.2.1 Video & Multimedia Support The Agency regularly promotes its work, results and projects via dynamic video clips and multimedia animations for different audiences and channels. Existing examples are available on EDA’s YouTube channel, (https://www.youtube.com/user/edaweb). Services required • Provide proactive consultancy on new trends in video production, with targeted recommendations for EDA. • Develop concepts, ideas, scripts and storylines for audio-visual productions to imaginatively and effectively describe the work of EDA, of individual programmes and flagship events. • Produce video interviews, animated clips, animated banners, animated presentations, teasers, screencasts, including among others: o Multilingual and/or captioned versions; o Provision of live footage and raw material upon request; o Copyright clearance. • Video, audio and photo coverage of flagship events, e.g. EDA annual conference, in Brussels or elsewhere, possibly including web-streaming, with production of final promotional clips. • Produce animated graphics on specific projects. • Produce video infographics using data visualisation techniques (targeted for social media advertising).

1.2.2 Social media MCU manages the Agency’s online presence and as part of this activity uses different social media platforms to further raise awareness on its work. The primary platforms used are Twitter and LinkedIn, secondary channels are Instagram, YouTube and Flickr. MCU will occasionally require the contractor to provide specific support of EDA social media activities. Services required • Produce and edit content (posts, videos, infographics, animations, GIFs, etc.) for use on EDA social media platforms. • Act as the main buyer for EDA social media paid campaigns (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). In coordination with MCU, help create target audiences for paid promotion and advice on where financial resources are best deployed based on the objectives for the campaign. • Develop and support social media campaigns for events, achievements, anniversaries, etc., across all EDA social media platforms. • Provide in-depth social media statistics as well as regular evaluation of EDA’s social media activities, in comparison with current trends and good practices. • Review EDA social media policy if needed and proactively advise EDA MCU on new developments on different social media platforms, including through tailor-made trainings.• Support further growth of social media channels with advice on verification, paid promotion, use of content.

1.2.3 Publications EDA regularly produces a variety of publications, to be distributed to EDA’s target audiences. The contractor will be responsible for the design, production and delivery of various types of publications, which can include leaflets, annual reports, project-specific brochures, factsheets, and our in-house magazine. EDA expects to receive creative and innovative proposals for the design and production of publications which thematically fit the Agency’s scope of work and are in line with its graphic charter. The contractor should be able to propose and produce publications to the quality standards of the Agency, in terms of design and aesthetics, materials, originality and practicality among others. Services required • Review & update of the current graphic charter adding new guidelines for a number of formats or sections. • Graphic design and layout of materials including invitations, annual reports, brochures, magazines, leaflets, exhibition stands, internet banners, conference programmes, posters, flyers, roll-up banners. • Create illustrations, infographics. • Find, purchase and adapt royalty-free images as requested. • Print the above-listed publications/material. All print material shall meet high quality standards, including, among others, environmental and sustainability criteria, colour and font matching, and clear and legible proofs. The tenderer shall possess the ability to digitally edit files for maximum quality and resolution, as well as simulation software to submit proofs for the Agency’s approval before proceeding to printing. The tenderer may also be requested to submit samples of the printable material (paper in different qualities and colours, textile etc.) before production, in order for the Agency to choose the most suitable. • Make recommendations for and support EDA publications online (i.e. webzines, digital reports). • Mail and dispatching (printing of labels, dispatching publicity material and invitations). • Information gathering, content editing/copywriting, translation. • Database management for postal distribution.

1.2.4 Promotional materials EDA expects to receive creative and innovative proposals for the production and delivery of promotional goods, which thematically fit the Agency’s scope of work: security and defence in Europe. The contractor should be able to propose and produce materials to the quality standards of the Agency in terms of design and aesthetics, materials, originality, practicality, sustainability and environmental standards, among others. Promotional material should ideally be produced in the European Union. The contractor must fully respect EDA’s graphic charter. Services required • Proposing and producing branded material and promotional items for distribution to internal and external target groups.

1.2.5 Event support The Agency requires support for on average ten (10) physical, hybrid or virtual events, conferences, seminars, workshops and participation in exhibitions or trade fairs throughout the year, in Brussels and across the European Union. The largest yearly event is the Agency’s annual conference, which is usually held in quarter 4 of each year. The contractor may be requested to deliver only a part of the event organisation, e.g. catering, location scouting, etc. or in rare cases the organisation of an event as a whole. Services required • Event concept and planning in cooperation with EDA for physical, hybrid or virtual events. • Identifying and renting suitable event venues. • Provision and overall management event services, including but not limited to: o Dedicated on-site support staff with proven experience (hostesses, cloakroom attendants, waiters, etc.); o Audiovisual support for virtual or hybrid meetings; o Online registration support (management & process automation); o Catering services (coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, receptions) outside EDA premises including provision of equipment and personnel; o Renting of furniture (chairs, stage, speaker chairs, lecterns) and audio-visual equipment (e.g. sound, recording, beamers, lighting, music, IT equipment, etc.); o Travel and accommodation arrangements for guests, speakers, moderators, participants where necessary, including shuttle services for guests, participants and speakers; o Translation and interpretation services. Special attention should be given to usually heightened security aspects of EDA’s events which require the contractor to closely work together or follow security instructions by the EDA security team. The tenderer should prove its ability to organise and run an event in any of EDA’s Member States.

1.2.6 Strategic communication outreach to Member States MCU aims at increasing its communication outreach to EDA’s Member States in order to raise their awareness and knowledge about the Agency’s activities and EU defence cooperation in general. EDA requires the contractor to provide services that are ostensibly covered by interinstitutional contract 21.TT-MCU.IP.600 (COMM/2020/OP/0030) but are, in reality, unsuitable for the Agency. The contractor will provide support to further build and set up reliable and strategic partnership relations with Member States’ Ministries of Defence, as well as other national defence-related organisations and communities. Services required – Strategic advice on outreach activities, including the organisation of communication activities with media teams in the Member States. – Mapping of potential outreach partners in the EDA Member States including defence experts, think tankers, non-traditional media and other multipliers. – Building relationships through regular sharing of content and provision of supporting social media services in order to boost visibility and engagement; – Devising, setting-up, organising and providing follow-up for media visits, seminars and other similar actions, including content creation and accompanying communication support.

Integrované komunikační kampaně pro Úřad pro bezpečnost potravin EU

Tendr: Podpora komunikačních činností EFSA

Zadavatel: Evropský úřad pro bezpečnost potravin (EFSA), Parma

Předpokládaná celková hodnota bez DPH: €20.550.000

Zakázka má dvě samostatné / na sobě nezávislé části:

Lot1: vypracování integrovaných komunikačních kampaní a vývoj služeb souvisejících s multimediální a online komunikací jako samostatných produktů

Popis: Tato položka bude mít dvojí funkci, která bude pokrývat tyto dvě služby:

— část 1 – integrované komunikační kampaně: plánování, rozvoj, realizace, šíření informací a hodnocení integrovaných komunikačních kampaní. Pro účely této výzvy k podání nabídek je komunikační kampaň definována jako plánovaná posloupnost vzájemně souvisejících komunikačních činností, které sdílejí společný příběh a zaměřují se na stejné publikum a mají konkrétní časový rozvrh a vyhrazený rozpočet;

— část 2 – samostatné multimediální a online produkty (např. video, animace atd.) na konkrétní témata v rámci kompetence EFSA, nezávisle na kampaních, v rámci obchodní/obvyklé práce EFSA.

Budget €20.000.000

Lot2: zajištění stručných jazykových souhrnů (PLS) vědeckých výstupů EFSA, které jsou přístupné pro informovanou netechnickou veřejnost.

Popis: EFSA každoročně zveřejňuje přibližně 450 vědeckých hodnocení v Úředním věstníku EFSA. V posledních letech zveřejnil EFSA PLS řady svých klíčových hodnocení a nyní hodlá rozšířit program tak, aby pokrýval širší škálu jeho vědeckých výstupů. Vzhledem ke své ústřední úloze při ochraně veřejného zdraví je úřad EFSA povinen včas sdělit své zjištění: to znamená, že čas, který je k dispozici pro vytvoření PLS, je omezený. Vědecké výsledky EFSA jsou navíc vysoce technické a znění lze uplatnit tak, aby odráželo složitost příslušného hodnocení rizik. Vzhledem k těmto faktorům hledá EFSA podporu odborné komunikační agentury, která bude pracovat s oddělením pro komunikaci a partnerství EFSA (ENGEGE) a jeho vědeckými pracovníky za účelem vytvoření udržitelného programu PLS.

Budget €550.000

Deadline 19/7

ICT support (conception, development, implementation) for EU body in BXL

Tendr: Rozvoj, poradenství a podpora v oblasti informačních systémů pro Jednotný výbor pro řešení krizí – poskytování služeb v režimu čas a prostředky

Zadavatel: Jednotný výbor pro řešení krizí (SRB), Brussels

Rámcová smlouva na 4 roky / celkový budget €24.900.000

Zakázka je rozdělena na dvě samostatné / na sobě nezávislé části:

Lot1: Poradenské služby týkající se koncepčního, vývojového a implementačního informačního systému. Budget €19.900.000

Lot2: Správa a podpora informačních systémů a konfigurací IKT. Budget €5.000.000

Deadline pro nabídky: 5/7

Background and objectives: The objective of this Call for Tenders is to establish new framework contracts in cascade that would replace the existing Framework contracts SRB/OP/3/2018 under both Lot 1 and Lot 2 under which the SRB currently covers its needs in the field of IT services.

The Single Resolution Board launched in 2018 an open Call for Tenders aiming at the conclusion of new framework contracts for the provision of development, operations, consultancy and support services in the field of information systems, in time and means (and proximity time and means) mode.

The Call for Tenders in 2018 resulted in the establishment of Framework Contract and support for the Single Resolution Board (SRB) Information systems (IS) – Time and Means service provision.

Description of the current FWC: The services covered by the abovementioned FWC are the following: adaptation and/or integration of existing systems and products with activities such as project management, pre-analysis, feasibility studies, proof of concept, analysis, design, programming, testing, installation, customisation, documentation, training, end-user assistance and information systems consultancy services.

SRB/OP/3/2018 is divided into two distinct lots:

 Lot 1: Consultancy services related to the conception, development and implementation of information systems (IS) at the SRB premises.

 Lot 2: Administration, operations and support of information systems and ICT configurations for the SRB premises.

The two lots were awarded in the form of a cascade, with five contractors for Lot 1 and three  contractors for Lot 2.

Brussel’s business as usual. Enfin!

Konečně zase normální život – dnešní email z Komise:

Potvrzujeme datum 31/05 pro návštěvu prostor.
Upozorňujeme, že v tento den se koná zasedání Evropské rady, takže vstup do Berlaymontu lze v zásadě uskutečnit pouze pěšky přes bulvár Karla Velikého.
Kromě toho byla vyhlášena celostátní stávka ve veřejné dopravě, takže si prosím zajistěte vlastní dopravu.
S pozdravem

Nous vous confirmons la date du 31/05 pour la visite des lieux.

Veuillez noter que ce jour il y aura un Conseil européen qui sera tenu, l’entrée au Berlaymont peut en principe se faire à pied via le Boulevard Charlemagne.

De plus, un préavis de grève nationale a été déposé au niveau des transports publics notamment, merci de prendre vos dispositions.

Event agencies have gone through a crisis. Which one of them dares to “Europa Experiences”?

Scenography and Service planning framework contract for the Europa Experiences and other facilities (Open procedure – ref.no.: COMM/AWD/2022/23)

European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Directorate for visitors

Contract duration: max 5 years

The total maximum value of the framework contract is €10.200.000

Description, purpose and estimated value of the contract: Building on a pre-existing standardised Europa Experience Franchise, the successful bidder will notably be requested:

* to provide scenography and planning service from the early feasibility study to the reception of a new exhibition. The services comprise – inter alia – interior design, functional design, media planning, tendering, contractors’ coordination, works supervision and project management services (including the specification, coordination and supervision of works) for the rollout of the Europa Experience franchise in the EU Member States;

* to design innovative new exhibition elements for the Europa Experiences, or any other (visitor) facilities, including the modernisation of existing exhibitions and coordinate their implementation;

* to provide certain architectural, design, graphic and accessibility related services and advice.

Background: After the first pilot in Berlin (2016), Europa Experience exhibitions opened their doors to the public in Ljubljana (2017), Strasbourg (2017), Helsinki (2018), Copenhagen (2019) and Tallinn (2020). Parliament aims at completing the rollout of Europa Experiences in all remaining 21 Member States’ capitals by 2024, i.e. implementing new visitor facilities in Paris, Prague, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm, Madrid, Vienna, Riga, Bucharest, Bratislava, Vilnius, Zagreb, Lisbon, Athens, Dublin, Sofia, Luxembourg, The Hague, La Valetta, Budapest and Nicosia. The order of implementation depends on the identification of suitable premises in each location and the subsequent negotiation of the relevant lease and fit out contracts. The scope of the framework contract also comprise the development of new media stations and content and the redesign of some existing exhibitions, notably the first Europa Experience pilot projects. Depending on the time of award of the present contract, the selected tenderer will be expected to work on a subset of these projects.

The successful tenderer may also be expected to contribute to the development of other (visitor) facilities, as well, including:

* The House of European History in Brussels (https://historia-europa.ep.eu), part of DG COMM and the Jean Monnet House (https://www.jean-monnet-europe.eu). The House of European History, which opened in 2017, houses a permanent exhibition and a periodically alternating temporary exhibition. It currently develops a concept for travelling exhibitions with the intention of launching the first travelling exhibition outside Belgium in the course of 2023. The Jean Monnet House in Bazoches, France contains – inter alia – a permanent exhibition.

* The successful tenderer may also be expected to contribute to the development of the European Parliament’s new visitor centre, currently under development in the Stefan Zweig building. The visitors centre is planned to open mid-2022, and will welcome visitor groups to a state-of-the-art facility with hybrid seminar rooms, interactive displays with multimedia content, Virtual Reality activities and other experiences. Additionally, the framework contract may be used for continuing development of the visitor experience in the currently in-use facility in the Paul-Henri Spaak building. Both locations are managed by the Visits and Seminars Unit (VISSEM), part of DG COMM. VISSEM welcomes groups and individual visitors to the European Parliament in Brussels, offering a number of activities including talks about Parliament and its work, visits to the Hemicycle, a multimedia guided (app) tour and activities specifically developed for school and youth groups.

* Furthermore, the Visitors Services Coordination Unit (VSCU) of DG COMM contributes to the implementation of a unified Visitors’ Strategy in the European Parliament, pooling resources, fostering communication and implementing tools for the promotion of the EP visitors offer. In this context, it has among others opened three welcome points for visitors (Station Europe, Zweig Welcome Centre and an info point) and worked on the embellishment of Parliament’s campus for visitors. Such tasks could have to be performed again, and the framework contract may thus be used for the update of existing and the design of new facilities, temporary exhibitions, ad-hoc and mobile furniture, media stations and other installations.

Requirements for suppliers:

Financial conditions: tenderers must demonstrate a minimum average turnover of € 2.000.000 over the financial years 2019, 2020, 2021 for which accounts have been closed in the area covered by the contract.

Technical/professional capacity: At least 5 years of experience in the design of interactive exhibitions of similar nature and complexity as the one described in this tendering procedure.Design of at least five (5) exhibitions of which:

* At least two (2) of min 500 m²;

* At least two (2) with a total production value of at least € 1.500.000;

* At least one (1) with the use of projection mapping (curved and panoramic cinemas, projection on objects, etc.)

* At least one (1) with the use of a media wall (LED or similar technology) of at least 20 m²in size

* At least two (2) must be completed and should have reached at least the level of final acceptance. These projects should not be finished more than 5 years ago.

At least 5 years of experience in the design of interactive exhibitions of similar nature and complexity as the one described in this tendering procedure.

Design of at least five (5) exhibitions of which:

* At least two (2) of min 500 m²;

* At least two (2) with a total production value of at least € 1.500.000;

* At least one (1) with the use of projection mapping (curved and panoramic cinemas, projection on objects, etc.)

* At least one (1) with the use of a media wall (LED or similar technology) of at least 20 m²in size

* At least two (2) must be completed and should have reached at least the level of final acceptance. These projects should not be finished more than 5 years ago.

Team of experts comprising:

Interior Designer (at least 3)

* with appropriate qualifications;

* of whom at least (1) with at least 8 years of relevant experience, and at least (2) with at least 3 years experience

* for each with at least 3 proven exhibition projects of a size and complexity similar to that described in this tendering procedure in the last 8 years;

* having the capacity to work in English.

Project Manager (at least 3)

* with appropriate qualifications;

* of whom at least (1) with at least 10 years of relevant experience, and at least (2) with at least 5 years experience

* for each with at least 3 proven exhibition projects of a size and complexity similar to that described in this tendering procedure in the last 8 years;

* having the capacity to work in English.

Media planner

* with appropriate qualifications;

* with at least 5 years of relevant experience;

* with at least 3 proven exhibition projects of a size and complexity similar to that described in this tendering procedure in the last 5 years;

* having the capacity to work in English.

Light designer

* with appropriate qualifications;

* with at least 5 years of relevant experience;

* with at least 3 proven exhibition projects of a size and complexity similar to that described in this tendering procedure in the last 5 years;

* having the capacity to work in English.

Graphic designer

* with appropriate qualifications;

* with at least 5 years of relevant experience;

* having the capacity to work in English.

Accessibility expert

* with at least 5 years of relevant experience;

* with at least 5 proven building projects of a size and complexity similar to that described in this tendering procedure in the last 5 years;

* having the capacity to work in English.

Evaluation system: Quality 70% x price 30%

Quality criteria: 100 points maximum

Criterion 1 – Quality of the tenderer’s work as demonstrated through a concept note on a new exhibition element 20 points maximum. This criterion will be evaluated on the following basis:

* Quality of scenography brief:

o Overall editing quality and presentation of the note

o Identification and explanation of a content gap;

o Innovation (use of innovative storytelling approaches, and technologies);

o Good use of the available space (in the 3 size variants)

* Quality of design (interactive content, fit-out, hardware, graphics):

o Visual impression, interactivity, coherence of the content offered in the 3 size variants

o Harmony with the graphical style and design language of the Europa Experience franchise;

o Quality of the fit-out and casings, choice of hardware and materials

o Quality of the graphic treatment (including an understanding of the Europa Experience style guide, multilingualism and language policy)

* Quality of accessibility and ergonomics:

o Accessibility of the built environment

o Accessibility features of the digital content

o Ergonomics and comfort of the proposed exhibition element

* Quality of budget proposal and schedule:

o Quality of the cost estimate, level of detail, relation of cost to the size of the variant

o Quality and detail of the project schedule, level of detail

Criterion 2 Quality of the tenderer’s work as demonstrated through the design of a new children’s space 30 points maximum

This criterion will be evaluated on the following basis:

* Quality of scenographic concept:

o Overall editing quality and presentation of the result

o Quality of the content approach, identification of existing and new content elements, quality of the pedagogic offer and explanations

o Quality of adaptations and suitability to the age groups, quality of the related explanations

o Innovation

* Quality of design (interactive content, fit-out, hardware, graphics):

o Harmony with the graphical style and design language of the Europa Experience franchise (and coherence of the changes made for the age group with the rest of the exhibition’s design language);

o Quality of the description of configuration and technical integration matters (considerations for HVAC, light, acoustics, etc., installation requirements, descriptions of constraints)

o Media planning (choice of appropriate hardware, considerations of safety or damage to and by children, quality of the presentation of the hardware list, consideration of cabling, electricity and heating matters)

o Fit-out and casings (choice of materials, integration of hardware, quality and detail of drawings)

o Quality of the visual concept and content

* Quality of accessibility and ergonomics

o Accessibility of the built environment

o Accessibility features of the digital content

o Ergonomics and comfort of the children’s space

* Quality of budget proposal

o Realism of the cost of first installation and reproduction

o Level of detail and quality of the explanations

o Conformity with the budget ceiling

Criterion 3 Quality of the tenderer’s work as demonstrated through a feasibility study for a new Europa Experience facility 40 points maximum

This criterion will be evaluated on the following basis:

* Quality of the study presentation:

o Overall editing quality and presentation of the study

o Quality of the two scenographic alternatives presented and the choice of the preferred alternative

o Quality of the facade proposals

o Quality of the 3D renderings of the space

o Quality of the analysis and descriptions provided

* Quality of the design proposal:

o Inclusion of all the necessary elements, choice among alternatives where available

o Arrangement of the exhibition programme

o Quality and attention to detail in terms of visitor flow and logistics matters

o Accessibility (accessibility of the built environment, quality of the accessibility plan), ergonomics

o Overall quality and detail of the plans and sections provided

* Quality of budget proposal and schedule

o Realism of the cost estimates, and the schedule

o Level of detail and quality of the estimate and schedule

o Conformity with the budget ceiling

* Quality of methodology

o Tenderer’s methodology in developing feasibility studies

o Tenderer’s description of the planning cycle, key coordination and project management aspects

Criterion 4 The tenderer’s methodology 10 points maximum

This criterion will be evaluated on the following basis:

* Tenderer’s approach to and methodology for works coordination and supervision

* Tenderer’s approach to and methodology for project management and coordination of different contractors

* Tenderer’s approach to and methodology for managing the workload associated with multiple parallel projects

* Tenderer’s approach to and methodology for assistance with tender proceedings and contract negotiation

* Tenderer’s approach to and methodology for accessible and inclusive design

* Tenderer’s approach to and methodology for environmental design aspects

Deployment support of digital replicas of the Earth system to monitor and simulate natural and human activities

Tendr: Visualisation & Immersive Technologies

Zadavatel: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Bonn

Kontrakt na 20 měsíců / budget €1.500.000

Details: Destination Earth (DestinE) will deploy several high resolution thematic digital replicas (digital twins, DT) of the Earth system to monitor and simulate natural and human activities as well as their interactions, to develop and test scenarios that would enable more sustainable developments and support European policy making. DestinE is intended to unlock the potential of observations and both physics-based and data-driven models for achieving a break-through in the realism of the simulation of Earth-system components.

This Invitation to Tender covers the provision of a technical implementation that demonstrates how DT results can be visualised and contextualised, including overlaying simulation and observational data and the provision of a very specific workflow: a visualisation and rendering service. Under this procurement, the digital twin concept shall be enhanced with immersive technology that blurs the line between the physical world and the digital or simulated world and ideally provides a capability to fully immerse the users in the virtual world.

Tenderers should submit proposals that demonstrate their ability to deliver high-quality visualisation & interactive (immersive) technology capabilities with a strong foundation in digital technology development. The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of criteria related to technology readiness.

ECMWF intends to award a single contract for a maximum duration of 20 months, expected to commence by September 2022, and with an end date not later than 30 April 2024.

Deadline 16/6