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02/01/2014    S1

Belgium-Brussels: Study on best practices for ICT procurement based on standards in order to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in

2014/S 001-000018

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate F, Unit F2
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Head of Unit
For the attention of: Viorel Peca
E-mail: cnect-f2@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22957843

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/all/1374

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=257

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Communications networks, content and technology.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Study on best practices for ICT procurement based on standards in order to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Many public authorities are 'locked' into their ICT systems, meaning that when a public authority needs to make a new procurement contract for such an ICT system only a few suppliers (or even only 1) can offer what is requested. Making better use of standards will diminish lock-in and hence will increase competition. Therefore, the European Commission has developed a guide for the procurement of standards-based ICT 'Elements of good practice' in the context of Action 23 of the Digital Agenda of Europe. The objective of this study is to support the European Commission in disseminating the guide, organise meetings with stakeholders that are affected by the guide and to share best practices on the application of the guide.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 209 800 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Understanding of the tasks required. Weighting 30
2. Technical quality of the tender. Weighting 42
3. Management. Weighting 28
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
SMART 2013/0048.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 63-104533 of 29.3.2013

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 109-185529 of 7.6.2013

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 30-CE-0601961/00-29 Lot No: 1 - Lot title:
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
Number of offers received by electronic means: 0
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: PricewaterhouseCoopers EU Services
Postal address: Woluve Garden, Woluwedal 18
Town: Sint-Stevens-Woluwe
Postal code: 1932
Country: Belgium
E-mail: ine.lejeune@pwc.be
Telephone: +32 27104211
Fax: +32 27104654
Internet address: http://www.pwc.com

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 209 800 EUR
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of months: 25
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Digital Agenda for Europe,
Action 23: provide guidance on ICT standardisation and public procurement.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://www.curia.europa.eu

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification of the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit F2 — Innovation, attention: Viorel Peca
Postal address: BU25 05/024
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: viorel.peca@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22956125
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: