Services - 251236-2017

01/07/2017    S124    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Evaluation study of the instruments applicable to State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas

2017/S 124-251236

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 130, Office: L-130 10/037
Brussels
1049
Belgium
Contact person: Ms Adelina Dos Reis
Telephone: +32 22961454
E-mail: agri-evaluation@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE100

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/evaluation/index_en.htm

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2602
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Agriculture and rural development.

Section II: Object

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

Evaluation study of the instruments applicable to State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas.

Reference number: AGRI-2017-EVAL-01.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Evaluation study analysing the impact on the internal market of certain State aid measures in the agriculture and forestry sectors, in particular looking into aspects of the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value of the relevant measure(s).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Delivery will usually be at the contractor's location.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority aims to establish a contract with a single contractor for a period of 11 months in order to conclude an evaluation study of the instruments applicable to State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 11
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated total value of the contract referred to in Sections II.1.5 and II.2.6 of the present notice shall be considered as a maximum amount. As a result, tenders exceeding it will be rejected. Prices shall be all-inclusive: the European Commission will not pay expenses for any additional costs incurred from the execution of the contract.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/08/2017
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/08/2017
Local time: 10:30
Place:

DG Agriculture and Rural Development, rue de la Loi 130, Office 10/037, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender, duly mandated, are allowed to attend the opening (proof of identity must be given by presentation of a passport or identity card). If tenderers wish to be present, they shall inform the Evaluation Unit C.4 of DG Agriculture and Rural Development by e-mail no later than 1 week before the opening date, to the contacts indicated in point I.1.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.

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

Internet address:http://www.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 indicated 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
General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/06/2017