Services - 161073-2018

14/04/2018    S73    European Commission - Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Framework of best practices to tackle child sexual abuse online – SMART 2017/0066

2018/S 073-161073

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate G: Data, G.3 — Learning, Multi-linguism and Accessibility
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: LU000

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/call-for-tenders

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Framework of best practices to tackle child sexual abuse online – SMART 2017/0066

Reference number: SMART 2017/0066
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Analysis of the legal environments in which Internet hotlines processing reports on child sexual abuse content online operate. The outcomes of the study will feed into concrete recommendations on how hotlines and the network of hotlines can improve their capacity and capability and enlarge their portfolio to contribute to the effective removal of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). A qualitative research will cover all EU Member States, identifying the challenges and obstacles faced by the hotlines tackling child sexual abuse content. The research will include a comprehensive and thorough analysis of the specific situation in each Member State.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 862 907.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79419000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Analysis of the legal environments in which Internet hotlines processing reports on child sexual abuse content online operate. The outcomes of the study will feed into concrete recommendations on how hotlines and the network of hotlines can improve their capacity and capability and enlarge their portfolio to contribute to the effective removal of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). A qualitative research will cover all EU Member States, identifying the challenges and obstacles faced by the hotlines tackling child sexual abuse content. The research will include a comprehensive and thorough analysis of the specific situation in each Member State and include the following:

— a description of how and on which legal basis the hotline work with various stakeholders such as law enforcement, ministries and hosting Internet service providers,

— an assessment of the efficiency of the procedures put in place for cooperating with stakeholders and for removing and monitoring the content assessed as child sexual abuse content, at national level, on EU- and global cross-border level,

— an assessment of the appropriateness of the technical infrastructure, including security measures,

— an assessment of performance indicators,

— an assessment of data management by the hotlines,

— an assessment of the visibility of the hotlines.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the tasks required / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality of the tender / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of work / Weighting: 25
Price - Weighting: 40/100
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: Pilot Project - Framework of best practices to tackle online child sexual abuse
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 133-271343
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: LC-00702561
Title:

Framework of best practices to tackle child sexual abuse online – SMART 2017/0066

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
20/03/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
ICF SA
rue Royale 144-146
Brussels
1000
Belgium
NUTS code: BE100

Internet address:www.icf.com

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 862 907.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 57 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
L-2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address:http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority using the contact means under Heading I.1.

If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time-limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.

Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/04/2018