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04/01/2021    S1

Belgium-Brussels: Call for Expressions of Interest

2021/S 001-000003

Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the Financial Rules Applicable to the General Budget of the Union, Amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and Repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012

Individuals or Organisations who are Interested in having their Name Entered on a List of Potential Contractors are Invited to Submit an Application in Accordance with the Rules Set Out Below

Upon Examination of the Applications Received the Contracting Authority will Draw Up a List of Candidates or Potential Contractors who may be Invited to Reply to Specific Invitations to Tender in the Future

Each Time a Specific Contract is to be Concluded the Contracting Authority will send the Specifications to all or Some of the Applicants on the List, Selected on the Basis of Special Criteria for the Contract Concerned

The List Drawn up Following this Notice will be Used Solely for Contracts whose Estimated Value is Below the Thresholds Laid Down in the Relevant EU Public Procurement Directives

Inclusion on a List of Potential Contractors does not Guarantee in any Way that the Contracting Authority will Invite any Contractor to Tender for any Contract


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU), Avenue de la Toison d'Or 56-6, Brussels, 1060, Belgium (BE)

Contact point(s)
For the attention of: S2RJU Procurement team

Email: external-experts@s2r.europa.eu

Internet address(es)

General address of the contracting authority (URL): https://shift2rail.org/participate/procurement/ongoing-calls-for-tender/

Electronic access to information (URL): https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftld=7681

Electronic submission of applications (URL): external-experts@s2r.europa.eu

Further information can be obtained from the above-mentioned contact point(s).
Specifications and additional documents can be obtained from the above mentioned contact point(s).
Applications must be sent to the above mentioned contact point(s).
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation.
I.3)Main activity
Other: Rail Research and innovation.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
No


Section II: Object of the call for expressions of interest

II.1)Title attributed to the call for expressions of interest:
S2R.20.CEI.01 — Senior External Experts to Assist the Shift2rail Joint Undertaking with High Level Support and Advice in Relation to the r&l Activities
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 8 Research and development services.
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Brussels.
NUTS code: BE 10
II.3)Description of the field or fields covered by the call for expressions of interest:
The S2R JU invites applications from individuals (‘natural persons’) with a view to establishing two lists of senior external experts and 12 areas of expertise (sublists) who could be called on in connection with:
Seniority A:
— senior programme management activities related to the S2R Programme, including supervision, monitoring, validation, etc. carried out under the S2R JU authority;
— or any senior relevant expertise in core activities related to the to the delivery of the S2R Programme, such as audit and control, financial, administrative, communication, dissemination, etc.
Seniority B
In addition to the expertise indicated under A, these experts are called on in connection with senior professional advice on work conducted within the S2R JU Programme covering the rail system and/or complex subsystems from the structural (technical), functional (process) and resources (assets, people) point of views.
For more details on the 12 areas of expertise (sublists) see the invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).
II.4)Information about lots
This call for expressions of interest is divided into lots: no.
II.5)Information about subcontracting
The subcontracting is accepted: no.
II.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Main CPV: 73000000
Additional CPV: 71311200, 79400000
II.7)Additional Information:
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom a contract might be awarded:
See invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTtendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).
III.2)Economic and financial standing:
See invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).
III.3)Technical competence:
See invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).
III.4)Professional competence:
See invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Restricted.
IV.2)Grounds for exclusion
Applicants shall be excluded from participating in a contract if:
(a) they are bankrupt, being wound up or have suspended business activities, their affairs are being administered by the court, they have entered into an arrangement with creditors or similar measures or are the subject of any proceedings of that nature, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations;
(b) they have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgement which is not open to appeal;
(c) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct;
(d) they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or taxes;
(e) they are guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required by the authorising department;
(f) other:
IV.3)Selection criteria:
See invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).
IV.4)Administrative information
IV.4.1) File reference number: S2R.20.CEI.01
IV.4.2) Period of validity of the list resulting from this call for expressions of interests:
The list will be valid for 4 years from the date on which this notice is sent to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.
Applications to appear on this list may be submitted at anytime during the period of validity of this list, with the exception of the last three months of that period.
IV.4.3) Time-limit for the submission of applications: 22 September 2024.
IV.4.4) Language(s) in which applications may be submitted: any EU official language.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Presentation and submission of applications:
See invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).
VI.2)Additional information:
See invitation for applications under ‘Document Library’ on eTendering (see internet address indicated in section I.1) above).
VI.3)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22 December 2020