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Services - 37869-2021

26/01/2021    S17

Belgium-Brussels: Market Study on the Distribution of Hotel Accommodation in the EU

2021/S 017-037869

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, DG Competition
Postal address: Madouplein 1
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: COMP-HOTEL-BOOKING-STUDY@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/competition/
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:

Market Study on the Distribution of Hotel Accommodation in the EU

Reference number: COMP/2020/OP/0002
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000 Market research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The study is intended to provide the Commission with an independent, evidence-based assessment of the following questions in particular:

1) How is hotel accommodation distributed in the member states covered by the study?

2) Do distribution arrangements differ between these member states? If so, what are the reasons for such differences?

3) Have distribution arrangements changed relative to the situation described in the report on the ECN monitoring exercise for the period July 2015 to June 2016? If so, what are the reasons for such changes?

4) Has the adoption of laws banning hotel booking platform parity clauses led to changes in distribution arrangements in the member states concerned?

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 181 900.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79310000 Market research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Market study on the distribution of hotel accommodation in the EU.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 25
Price - Weighting: 35
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

EU administrative appropriations.

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 131-320361
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Title:

Market Study on the Distribution of Hotel Accommodation in the EU

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/12/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: VVA Brussels SPRL
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: LE Europe Ltd
Town: Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Country: Ireland
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 181 900.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/01/2021