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21/01/2014    S14

Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for services related to assistance and technical support for the evaluation of LIFE proposals

2014/S 014-019848

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment, SRD.2 — Finance
Postal address: BU-9 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22960008

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Environment
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework contract for services related to assistance and technical support for the evaluation of LIFE proposals.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
'Extra muros'.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The overall objective of this framework contract is to provide the following services to the European institutions (European Commission and EASME):
— assistance and technical support for the evaluation and revision of the proposals submitted under the first 4 annual calls for action grants under the Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013 on the establishment of a programme for the environment and climate action (LIFE),
— assistance and technical support for the evaluation and revision of proposals submitted under the first 4 annual calls for operating grants for European environmental non-profit organisations under the LIFE 2014–2020 programme, of which the first is expected to be published in early autumn 2014.
Accordingly, this framework contract will require the contractor to make available short-term expertise able to provide this assistance in the specific fields covered by the LIFE Regulation and be able to respond to specific requests within strict deadlines. These specific requests will include detailed technical requirements for each assignment leading to specific agreements.
European institutions/agencies will remain solely responsible for organising and carrying out the annual evaluation and revision procedures and will be responsible for the final approval of the results of all evaluation and revision steps.
The deliverables will be agreed as part of the specific agreements undertaken in the context of the framework contract but will primarily include evaluation reports and assessments for the proposals submitted under the above calls for proposals.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 13 500 000 and 15 000 000 EUR

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000 Environmental services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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): 1. Annual calls for action grant proposals, under Regulation (EC) No 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013 concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE).
2. Annual call for operating grant proposals for European environmental NGOs, under Regulation (EC) No 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013 concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE).
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.1.2014