Weather Visualisation Software – Pre-procurement Early Market Engagement

Weather Visualisation Software – Pre-procurement Early Market Engagement

The visualisation early market engagement aims to explore options to address future needs to visualise large quantities of data.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Software package and information systems

2020/S 068-162873

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Met Office
Postal address: Fitzroy Road
Town: Exeter
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: EX1 3PB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Aled Evans
Telephone: +44 3301351550Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Visualisation Pre-procurement Early Market Engagement

Reference number: DN473633

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Met Office wishes to understand more about the capabilities and maturity of the marketplace with regards to weather visualisation software, which is capable of receiving, processing and graphically representing increasingly large quantities of meteorological and customer data.

The information, data, comments or reactions obtained may be used as research for a potential future procurement exercise.

Please submit responses via the Met Office procurement portal. Please reference Met Office Visualisation RFI 2020.

If you would like to engage with us, but the ongoing COVID-19 situation means you currently are unable, please get in touch stating this, so we are aware of your interest.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Met Office are currently running a high priority programme to drive innovation into the heart of the organisation entitled ‘Future of Operational Meteorology’. The programme aims to deliver new processes, technology and tools for our operational meteorologists so that we are fit to thrive in the future to respond to our customers changing needs.

The visualisation early market engagement aims to explore options to address future needs to visualise large quantities of data to inform decision making and delivering customer value within operational meteorology, as well as address current pain points often caused by multiple existing solutions.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: