Services - 307154-2018

17/07/2018    S135    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Providing support in relation to the identification of approaches and measures in action programmes under Directive 91/676/EC

2018/S 135-307154

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment
ENV.A.5- Finance BU-9 01/005
Brussels
1049
Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm

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=3863
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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Providing support in relation to the identification of approaches and measures in action programmes under Directive 91/676/EC

Reference number: ENV.D.1/SER/2018/0017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall aim of the contract is to assist the European Commission by compiling, comparing and synthesising information concerning the measures implemented under Directive 91/676/EEC (the Nitrates Directive) in the 28 Member States and — where applicable — at regional level in order to comply with the directive.

The contract focuses on measures and legal instruments stemming from Article 5 of the Nitrates Directive requiring Member States to establish Action Programmes, which should include measures aimed at preventing and reducing the risk of nitrate leaching and run off from agricultural activities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 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: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Extra Muros

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor will be mostly involved in desk based research and analysis as well as in the creation of an electronic inventory.

The work will building on already available information collected in the context of the implementation of the Nitrates Directive (existing studies, Nitrates Directive implementation reports, information provided by Member States on an ad hoc basis, etc.), on information to be gathered autonomously by the contractor via desk based research or information provided by the Commission services.

In particular the contractor will need to:

1) Create an electronic inventory (i.e. a user friendly updatable wiki and database) of legal instruments and measures stemming from Article 5 of the Nitrates Directive in the 28 Member States and their regions;

2) Highlight the main differences in approaches and measures in the implementation of the Nitrates Directive;

3) Identify existing best practices in the Nitrates Directive implementation;

4) Identify potential transboundary impacts due to differences in approaches and measures in the implementation of the Nitrates Directive;

5) Identify interactions of different approaches and measures under the Nitrates Directive with the National Emission Ceilings Directive.

The required expertise to carry out the contract includes higher education or professional experience in: agronomy, diffuse nutrient pollution, EU environmental policies, written and numerical data collection, digital data management and database development.

Single contract of 12 months (total budget 200 000 EUR).

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: 200 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
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

This was previously published in the PIN OJ S 056-123139 of 21.3.2018 with the title "Nitrates action programmes: assessment of measures and best practices" with an amount of 200 000 EUR. The contract type was ETU.

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:

Please refer to Procurement Documents (see point 1.1) and 1.7) of tender specifications).

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 056-123139
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/08/2018
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:
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: 10/09/2018
Local time: 10:30
Place:

Avenue de Beaulieu 5, B — 1160 Brussels, Salle D

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening (no expenses paid).

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: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu.

Failing that, the contracting authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.

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:

In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation Nº 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.

Procurement 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
Luxemburg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 43032100

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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 two 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 two 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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/07/2018