Services - 312029-2014

16/09/2014    S177    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Support to the uptake of Copernicus services by users

2014/S 177-312029

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
9/098
For the attention of: G.2 Copernicus Services
1049 Brussels
Belgium
E-mail: entr-copernicus-services@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.copernicus.eu

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/index_en.htm

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=626

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Support to the uptake of Copernicus services by users.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the Commission's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 000 000 EUR
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The subject matter of the framework contract in cascade is the provision of timely and appropriate support in preparing, implementing and evaluation of the Copernicus programme with regard to the user uptake of the Copernicus services:
Lot 1: support to Copernicus user uptake promotion, communication and dissemination activities;
Lot 2: support to the use and user uptake of Copernicus data and information.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 79410000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 000 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Support to Copernicus user uptake promotion, communication and dissemination activities
1)Short description
The subject matter of lot 1 is the provision and implementation of activities in support of increasing the awareness, enhancing the information and promotion on Copernicus data, products and services, on their access, use and usefulness.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 79410000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
This call for tender aims to select a maximum of 3 contractors per lot.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Support to the uptake of Copernicus services by users
1)Short description
The subject matter of lot 2 is the provision and implementation of activities in support of the user uptake needs and requirements including capacity building activities.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 79410000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 000 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
This call for tender aims to select a maximum of 3 contractors per lot.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See invitation to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
See invitation to tender.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See invitation to tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See invitation to tender.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
385/PP/2014/FC.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.11.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
13.11.2014 - 23:59
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20.11.2014 - 16:00

Place:

See invitation to tender.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
4.9.2014