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Services - 123134-2018

21/03/2018    S56

Belgium-Brussels: Study on the feasibility of a Child Guarantee For Vulnerable Children

2018/S 056-123134

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit C3 – Disability and Inclusion
Postal address: B – 1049 Brussels
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: DG EMPL — Unit C3, Disability and Inclusion
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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
Social protection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Study on the feasibility of a Child Guarantee For Vulnerable Children

Reference number: VT/2017/057
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79314000 Feasibility study
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Preparatory actions (PA) are an important tool for the European parliament (EP) to formulate new political priorities and introduce new initiatives that might eventually turn into standing EU activities and programmes with their own budget lines. The European parliament requested the European commission to implement a Preparatory action on child guarantee scheme / establishing a European child guarantee and financial support». This PA aims at laying down an implementing framework that is in accordance with the 2013 Commission recommendation on investing in children, while also taking into account other more recent initiatives in the social policy field such as the European pillar of social rights (EPSR) . Notably, Principle 11 of the EPSR is devoted to the right to affordable early childhood education and care (ECEC) of good quality, the right to protection from poverty and the right of disadvantaged children to specific measures to enhance equal opportunities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79315000 Social research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

The contractor's premises or any other site advised in the tender, but not on the Commission's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Section N.2 of Technical specifications.

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: 18
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.2.13)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: European Parliement "Preparatory action – Child Guarantee Scheme / Establishing a European child guarantee and financial support"
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
List and brief description of conditions:

See Tender specification.

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.2)Conditions related to the contract
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/04/2018
Local time: 16:00
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, Irish, 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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14/05/2018
Local time: 11:00

European commission, DG EMPL Rue Joseph II, 27 B-1000, Brussels, Belgium.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 authorised representative of eachtenderer may attend the opening of tenders, duly mandated by letter. Tenderers who wish to attend the openingsession have to inform by e-mail: and specify the name of the person whowill attend the opening, at least 2 working days in advance.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.1. 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
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman CS30406
Town: Strasbourg cedex
Postal code: F-67001
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Fax: +33 388172313
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit C3: Disability and Inclusion
Postal address: B – 1049 Brussels
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: