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28/01/2019    S19    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Renewable Space Heating under the Revised Renewable Energy Directive

2019/S 019-039931

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy
rue Demot 24-26 (DM24 4/135)
NUTS code: BE10

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Energy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Renewable Space Heating under the Revised Renewable Energy Directive

Reference number: ENER/C1/2018-494
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject matter of the contract is the assessment of heat consumption in buildings (space heating and the supply of sanitary hot water), the comparative examination of heat decarbonisation scenarios through renewable energy sources and other heat decarbonisation options and the recommendation of a set of pathways and options with a view to provide adaptable heat decarbonisation pathways and options for various European geographies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks will be performed on the contractor's premises. Meetings between the contractor and the Commission will be held on Commission premises in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

− establish current consumption for space heating in buildings (residential, tertiary, industrial),

− overview space heating and renewable space heating technologies,

− establish costs of heating by fossils (current mainstream fossil heating technologies), by renewable space heating technologies, by e-fuels and H2 and by electricity covering LCOH, lifecycle costs and primary energy efficiency,

− describe the space heat sector in the individual EU Member States, and provide a comparative summary of the EU space heat sector,

− establish a baseline (data series) for modelling of heat supply as a basis of comparative analysis of space heating and its supply options (baseline),

− model scenarios for space heating decarbonisation via renewable heating sources (geothermal, solar thermal, biomass, ambient energy) establishing their costs, investment needs, primary energy use, and their benefits in terms of GHG reduction and energy savings; establish the cost-effective balance between thermal insulation and renewable supply,

− model scenarios for heat supply decarbonisation via e-fuels (gaseous and liquids), H2, electrification establishing their costs, investment needs, primary energy use, and their benefits in terms of GHG reduction and energy savings,

− model scenarios for heat decarbonisation options with district heating as an enabling instrument to deliver renewable energy sources and other decarbonised heat supply options for heating (waste heat and renewable electricity), establish their costs, including infrastructure costs, investment needs (in infrastructure and generation), primary and final energy use, and their benefits in terms of GHG reduction and energy savings,

− compare scenarios for renewable heat supply options with baseline and with alternative scenarios of heat supply decarbonisation in buildings, including via increased insulation, e-fuels (gaseous and liquids), H2, electrification; compare district heating expansion scenarios with the baseline and the heat decarbonisation scenarios (renewables and other), which leave district heating share unchanged compared to baseline,

− define feasibility conditions for deploying renewable and decarbonised heating supply in buildings covering changes in heating equipment (technical building systems for heating), changes in building shell; changes in decarbonised fuel/sources supply chains; energy infrastructures (electricity, gas, alternative fuels, district heating) and facilitating regulatory framework relating to the supply chain of heating fuels/energy sources, building regulations; supply chain of equipment, (urban/municipal), spacial planning and other urban/municipality regulation,

− define regulatory conditions for energy communities for renewable heat,

− organise stakeholder consultation work-shops,

− present the work, the deliverables and results in meetings, including with Member States and in regional renewable energy cooperation fora.

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: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 20
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:

H2020 work programme 2018-2020

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
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:
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.1.1)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: yes
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: 05/04/2019
Local time: 16:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 08/04/2019
Local time: 10:00

Directorate-general for Energy, Unit C/1, rue De Mot 24, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tenderers may attend the meeting but be represented by not more than 1 person. At the end of the opening session, the Chairman of the opening committee will indicate the name of the tenderers and the decision concerning the admissibility of each offer received. The prices mentioned in the bids will not be communicated.

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 of the European Union
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
The European Ombudsman
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, PO Box 403
Telephone: +33 3881-72313
Fax: +33 3881-79062

Internet address:

VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification letter informing about the result of the tender or, failing this, the date on which the claimant was informed thereof. The lodging of the complaint with the European Ombudsman can neither suspend the deadline nor give rise to a new deadline.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
General Court of the European Union
rue du Fort Nidergerünewald
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: