Services - 153490-2018

10/04/2018    S69

Germany-Frankfurt-on-Main: Market research services

2018/S 069-153490

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Deutsche Bundesbank, Beschaffungszentrum
Postal address: Taunusanlage 5
Town: Frankfurt am Main
NUTS code: DE712 Frankfurt am Main
Postal code: 60329
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 699566-5200
Fax: +49 699566-5294
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

S&P Ratings — and Research services — upgrade to "enterprise"

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000 Market research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Related to their tasks, central banks require credit ratings data and Research services for various purposes to be provided by Registered external credit assessment institutions (ECAIs) within this framework a joint procurement of rating agency services was mandated by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Deutsche Bundesbank acts as Lead Central Bank and contracting authority for the procurement of credit. Rating agencies services on behalf of the members of the Eurosystem procurement coordination office (EPCO).

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: 1.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Mainly upgrade of the existing user based Research contract to "Enterprise" and extension of the contract duration.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights

Ratings- and Research Services of S&P are — amongst others — due to the ECAI- certification set products for the fulfillment of statutory Tasks. The products are only provided by the licenser.

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
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

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: S&P Global Market Intelligence LLC
Postal address: 55 Water Street
Town: New York
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Postal code: NY 10041
Country: United States
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Vergabekammer des Bundes
Postal address: Villemombler Straße 76
Town: Bonn
Postal code: 53123
Country: Germany
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Deutsche Bundesbank, Leitung des Beschaffungszentrums
Postal address: Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14
Town: Frankfurt
Postal code: 60431
Country: Germany
Fax: +49 699566-502197
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: