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Cooperative Intelligent Transport System EU Root Certification Authority includi...
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre - Ispra (JRC-IPR)
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Paragraph 1.2 of Contract Draft says both Phase 1 and Phase 2 are covered by this agreement. Paragraph I.3.3 2. says "The parties must sign any specific contract related to the second phase before this contract expires".
Can you please confirm that the draft contract provided with the tender will cover both Phase 1 and Phase 2, and therefore will be in force until at least Oct 31, 2023 (i.e. Phase 1 + first 12 months of Phase2)? And then can you please explain what shall the parties sign for Phase 2 as mentioned in I.3.3 2.?
The contract is divided in two parts (first phase and second phase), as detailed under Article I.2. The tender shall cover both phases. As per Article I.3.3, the maximum overall duration of the performance of the contract must not exceed 31st October 2026. Both phases are included. The second phase is related to the framework contract, and services are to be ordered only by specific contract(s) (Annex IV to the contract). The second phase shall be performed for 12 (twelve) months, after the formal acceptance of the WKP3. As indicated under article I.3.5, it is possible to be renewed up to 3 (three) times. Please see also Article I.13.I. regarding the implementation of the second part.