Services - 112106-2018

14/03/2018    S51    European Committee of the Regions - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple framework contract for studies in the field of external relations

2018/S 051-112106

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Committee of the Regions
rue Belliard 101
Brussels
1040
Belgium
Contact person: Unit E4 — General Administration and Public procurement
E-mail: cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE1

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://cor.europa.eu

Address of the buyer profile: http://cor.europa.eu/EN/ABOUT/tenders/Pages/calls-for-tender.aspx

I.2)Information about 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=3309
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: Consultative activities pertaining to the local and regional level

Section II: Object

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

Multiple framework contract for studies in the field of external relations

Reference number: CDR/TL1/11/2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Multiple framework contract for studies in the field of external relations. The purpose of this framework contract is to set up a network of external experts that will provide the CoR with a rapid response capability, allowing broader consultation of local and regional players, offering CoR commissions the possibility of drawing up specific opinions on topics of current interest and enabling the CoR to draw on databases and knowledge built up by research centres or universities in the evaluation of policies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE
NUTS code: BE10
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spheres of activity covered by this call for tenders reflect the CoR's political priorities from the perspective of local and regional authorities in the following indicative areas of activity:

— European Neighbourhood Policy, Eastern Partnership and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation: contribute to the establishment of bridges between local and regional authorities in the EU and Neighbourhood countries, so as to promote cross-border and interregional cooperation,

— EU Decentralised cooperation for development and other activities by EU local and regional authorities and their associations in the field of development policy and cooperation,

— EU enlargement policy with a focus on improving the administrative capacity of the candidate and potential candidate countries, stepping up support for their associations of municipalities and regions, further development of decentralisation processes as well as strengthening of local and regional self-government / administration, the involvement of the CoR at EU institutional level.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework contract could be renewed automatically up to 3 times, each time for a maximum period of 12 months, unless written notification to the contrary is sent by one of the parties and received by the other 3 months before expiry of the period.

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

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

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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: no
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: 14/05/2018
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
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: 28/05/2018
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Room VMA 08/45, rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender can attend the opening of tenders. For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court of the European Union
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/03/2018