ETH/ITB/2017/01 - Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning; Training and After Sales Services of MWO established Global Telecommunication System (GTS) - Re-advertised

Country: Ethiopia
Language: EN
Customer: United Nations Development Programme
Number: 1355597
Publication date: 13-04-2017
Source: gov.uk Contracts Finder
Tags: Short Message Service

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ETH/ITB/2017/01 - Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning; Training and After Sales Services of MWO established Global Telecommunication System (GTS) - Re-advertised
United Nations Development Programme
ETH/ITB/2017/01
13-Apr-2017
10-May-2017 19:27
(GMT 3.00) Kaliningrad, South Africa

BACKGROUND / RATIONALE

World Meteorological Organization (MWO) established Global Telecommunication system (GTS) to exchange meteorological data among its member countries. The old National Meteorological Agency (NMA) of Ethiopia Message Switching GTS system failed and there is an urgent need to procure and install a new state of the art WMO-GTS system. The proposed system is envisaged to improve the means for meteorological telecommunications especially for pushing National Meteorological Data to WMO-Nairobi RTH in TDCF / BUFR format (table Driven Code Forms / Binary Universal Form for the representation of meteorological Data) based on WMO agreements. The system should also support collection of data from 18 synoptic stations through SMS text message via GSM/GPRS network in TAC format and convert the data into TDCF and send it to Nairobi Hub.

Synoptic (surface) meteorological stations traditionally report observation data in TAC format (Traditional Alphanumeric Code). The WMO (World Meteorological Organization) in the last 10 years specified a step-by-step migration from the TAC to the TDCF (Table Driven Code Forms) as for example BUFR.