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AWS Tender Specifications

Generic AWS Tender Specifications

(Draft documents for testing)

(updated 1 June 2018 )

The generic Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Tender Specifications is a set of documents intended to support the tendering for AWSs. They are based on and are in line with the WMO guidance documentation and are neutral with respect to manufacturers. Members are invited to use them as a base for their tendering processes, and amend them as needed, to fit their needs and their own tendering process regulations.

This set of documents was initially developed by the Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry (HMEI), with support from the World Bank, and then finalized in close collaboration between WMO and HMEI.

The documents posted below, are drafts for testing. For the moment, they have not been formally approved neither by WMO nor by HMEI. Prior to formally finalizing them, we are seeking feedback from Members on their experiences with this documentation to ensure that it meets their expectations and to identify possible ways of improving it. If this approach is being welcomed by Members it could possibly be followed up for the tendering of other types of systems.

We would be very grateful if you could provide us with a feedback on the suitability of the documentation for your use and advise us on how the documentation could be improved to meet your expectations, by sending an email to iruedi@wmo.int or kpremec@wmo.int.

Should you need any guidance on how to use this documentation, please do not hesitate to contact us by email as mentioned above.

Contents

Preamble

1. AWS Tender Specification - Preamble

This document contains guidance material to enable NMHS to procure all, or components of an Automatic Weather Stations Network.

Tender Clauses

2. Lifecycle Management (word), (excel)

These tender clauses (available in both, word and excel file format) are for the processes (largely admistrative), often requiring supporting hardware, facilities and training, that ensure the AWS network meets the User Requirements from the first day and well into future.

3. Meteorological Information Processing System (MIPS) Requirements (word), (excel)

These tender clauses (available in both, word and excel file format) are for the IT systems, often placed in the NMHS Head Office or other centralised location, that process, manage and store the data provided by the field equipment.

4. AWS - Sensors (word), (excel)

These tender clauses (available in both, word and excel file format) are for the hardware that is typically placed in the location where the measurement is made.

Annex

5. Annex on Meteorological Enclosure Design

This annex describes an example of meteorological enclosure design.

Examples

 

6. Maintenance conditions

The aim of this example is to provide guidance on Maintenance Conditions for procurement of meteorological observing systems.

7. Recommended Spare Parts

The aim of this example is to provide guidance on Recommended Spare Parts for procurement of meteorological observing systems.

8. Statement of Work

The aim of this example is to provide guidance on Statement of Work for procurement of meteorological observing systems.

9. Test Procedures

The aim of this example is to provide guidance on Test Procedures for procurement of meteorological observing systems.

10. Training and Documentation

The aim of this example is to provide guidance on Training and Documentation for procurement of meteorological observing systems.