Services - 261231-2016

29/07/2016    S145    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Social business initiative (SBI) follow-up: cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

2016/S 145-261231

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Covent Garden 2, place Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Brussels
1210
Belgium
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE100

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

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=1744
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:

Social business initiative (SBI) follow-up: cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises.

Reference number: EASME/COSME/2016/018.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
77000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract.

The main objective of this contract is to receive an analytical study and a set of validated recommendations that would support further enhancing of business cooperation between social economy enterprises and more traditional, profit-oriented firms.

The specific objectives of the contract are:

(1) produce a study that will (a) include an in-depth analysis of the cooperation between traditional and social enterprises; and (b) define a set of recommendations for the different decision makers;

(2) organise a conference with core stakeholders and experts dedicated to discuss the draft study and to validate the proposed recommendations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 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: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor, except for the meetings that will be held at EASME's or the Commission's premises. 1 conference will take place in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract.

The main objective of this contract is to receive an analytical study and a set of validated recommendations that would support further enhancing of business cooperation between social economy enterprises and more traditional, profit-oriented firms.

The specific objectives of the contract are:

(1) produce a study that will (a) include an in-depth analysis of the cooperation between traditional and social enterprises; and (b) define a set of recommendations for the different decision makers;

(2) organise a conference with core stakeholders and experts dedicated to discuss the draft study and to validate the proposed recommendations.

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: 700 000.00 EUR
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.2.12)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: yes
Identification of the project: The COSME work programme 2016, the item GRO/SME/16/C/02 — Implementing social business initiative key action, as amended.
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 Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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: 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: 21/09/2016
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 30/09/2016
Local time: 10:30
Place:

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, Room COV212/191, place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +35 243031
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +35 243032100

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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/07/2016