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Services - 49084-2017

09/02/2017    S28

Belgium-Brussels: Implementing the human resources strategy for researchers (HRS4R)

2017/S 028-049084

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Directorate B, Unit B.2
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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

Implementing the human resources strategy for researchers (HRS4R).

Reference number: 2016/RTD/B2/OP/PP-04261-2016.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject of this call for tenders is the full coordination of the human resources strategy for researchers (HRS4R) for ongoing and new participating institutions. A pool of peer reviewers is foreseen to assess the various files submitted by the institutions and is tasked to undertake site visits of the institutions.

HRS4R aims to improve working conditions for researchers while increasing awareness of the HRS4R across Europe and contributing to further recognition of the HR strategy and recruitment policy.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80500000 Training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Coordination tasks mainly on contractor's premises; visits of the participating institutions by experts in 40 European countries. For details please see tender documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3 of the contract notice.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed framing approach for services 1 and 2 / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed communication, information and dissemination for service 2 / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control, monitoring and risk assessment and contingency plan / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 60 — 40
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: Horizon 2020.
II.2.14)Additional information

See Internet address provided in Section I.3 of the contract notice.

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.1.8)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: 2016/S 089-155811
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


Implementing the human resources strategy for researchers (HRS4R)

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
Other reasons (discontinuation of procedure)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Following Article 114 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25.10.2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 (‘the Financial Regulation’), as amended, the contracting authority decided to cancel this procurement procedure. This is because a decision has been taken to carry out the service concerned internally.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3 of the contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: