Russia again extends call for system integrator for hydrometeorological modernization

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The Russian Federation again extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to act as system integrator for its second national Hydromet modernization program. Responses now are due December 22.

The government previously called for responses by December 1 and October 31.

Russia has received US$60 million from the World Bank toward the cost of its Second National Hydromet Modernization Project, intended to modernize meteorological observation networks, hydrological forecasting, and data delivery. It requested similar expressions of interest in April.

Under its first Hydromet program, the Russian Federation recruited consultants in 2008 to aid development of meteorological data processing and for modernization of the hydrological network of the Kuban, Ussuri, and Oka river basins. A HydroMet system refers to collection and real-time transmission of rainfall and stream flow data and involves installing automatic hydrologic stations to provide real-time information.

The Foundation Bureau of Economic Analysis now invites expressions of interest from consultants to act as system integrator to assist in analysis of modernized RosHydromet system components, update and develop detailed design for technical re-equipment, help develop technical requirements for procurement, evaluate bids, and provide implementation assistance. The work is expected to require 3.5 years.

Expressions of interest now are due by delivery, mail, fax or e-mail to the address below by December 22.

For information, contact Sergey Kirnos, Head of Procurement Department, Foundation Bureau of Economic Analysis, Second National Hydromet Modernization Project, Package No. NHMP2/2D.1, 27, bld. 3, Zoubovsky Blvd., Moscow 119021 Russia; (7) 495-9376750; Fax: (7) 495-9376753; E-mail: skirnos@beafnd.org; Internet: www.beafnd.org/en.

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