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Greece-Athens: Research and experimental development services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.kemea.gr
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.civilnext.eu/
Section II: Object
Next generation of information systems to support EU external policies (CIVILnEXt) Pre-Commercial Procurement
This PIN provides early information about the CIVILnEXt project, received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 under grant agreement No 786886. This PCP procurement is a joint procurement by different procurers across Europe that are all facing the same common challenge and are looking for similar solutions. The common challenge in CIVILnEXt is to develop, test and validate a cost-effective and interoperable Operation Control Platform (OCP) that will support the conduct of civilian CSDP missions. The OCP will improve coordination in EU external action through better information exchange, situational awareness and operation control in diverse theaters of operation. It will support the EU’s comprehensive approach in complex missions, including the civil-military cooperation within CSDP, facilitate the engagement of CSDP actors, creating links with EU Delegations, FRONTEX, ECHO and other EU activities, member states, and other partners such as the UN and regional organisations.
The procurement will take the form of a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) under which R and D service contracts will be awarded to a number of R and D providers in parallel in a phased approach. Specific requirements for innovation procurement (PCP/PPI) supported by Horizon 2020 grants apply. The PCP will be implemented by means of a Framework Agreement with specific contracts for each of the 3 R and D phases. The three phases are:
1) Feasibility study and solution design.
3) Original development and validation and testing of a limited set of first products or services in operational contexts.
After each phase, intermediate evaluations will be carried out to progressively select the best of the competing solutions. The contractors with the best-value-for-money solutions will be offered a specific contract for the next phase.The procurement is expected to start by December 2018 and end by December 2020. The selected operators will retain ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) that they will generate during the PCP and will be able to use them to exploit the full market potential of the developed solutions.
Award criteria: Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contract is related to CIVILnEXt project which received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 786886. The EU has given a grant for this procurement, but is not participating as a Contracting Authority in the procurement.
This PIN is published to announce an open market consultation on potential future procurement activity and is not a commitment to procure. It doesn't oblige the Contracting Authority to set limits to the content of the invitation to tender.The contracting authorities involved in the CIVILneXt project are not legally bound in any way by the outcome of the market consultation.
All interested operators are invited to take part in an open market consultation. The open market consultation will provide an overview on the procurement objectives, the PCP process and the main clauses of the contract. It is also not part of any pre-qualification or selection process.
No advantage or disadvantage will be given to any supplier / group of suppliers to the detriment of others during the market consultation and the subsequent competitive procedure for the award of contracts procurement.
Offers will be accepted in English. All communication will be carried out in English. All information provided during the open market consultation and other background information will be published online in English.
The PCP procurement is exempted from the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), the EU public procurement directives and the national laws that implement them.
A two-day Open Market Consultation event will take place in Athens, on 6.11.2018-7.11.2018. The event is planned to be also broadcasted, further details will be announced on the project website: www.civilnext.eu