Services - 54231-2019

05/02/2019    S25

Belgium-Brussels: Evaluation of Investments in Research and Technological Development (RTD) Infrastructures and Activities Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the Period 2007-2013

2019/S 025-054231

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, General Directorate Regional and Urban Policy
Postal address: TA Cell BU-1 00/184
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: DG REGIO.A3 — Budget and Financial Management
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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 to the abovementioned 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

Evaluation of Investments in Research and Technological Development (RTD) Infrastructures and Activities Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the Period 2007-2013

Reference number: 2018CE16BAT111
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:

Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy DG REGIO intends to launch an ex post evaluation on investment projects in Research and Technological Development (RTD) infrastructures, competence centres and activities financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) during the period 2007-2013.

The evaluation will take stock of the different types of interventions in respect of RTD that were co-financed by the ERDF in the 2007-2013 period and assess their rationale and the evidence of their effectiveness.

The evaluation will provide an overview of the different ways in which ERDF funding for RTD has been used across the EU and will assess the results insofar as they can be identified. It will examine this in more detail in selected countries and regions, with the aim of identifying the types of intervention that have been most successful (or effective) and the factors contributing to their success.

A review of the relevant literature and documents will be undertaken.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The evaluation will mainly cover 2 categories of expenditure not covered by the ex post evaluation of 2007-13.

53 Operational Programmes have been selected to be in the scope of this evaluation. The list of 53 OPs comprises national and regional programmes from Convergence and Regional Competitiveness and Employment objectives across 18 Member States (BE, CZ, DE, EE, ES, FI, FR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LV, PL, PT, RO, SI, SK, UK). This set of 53 operational programmes includes 24 major projects funded in the categories of interventions under examination.

The Contractor will carry out the following tasks:

Task 1: Conceptual framework and review of investments funded in the sector;

Task 2: Literature and documentary review;

Task 3: Case Studies in selected Member States;

Task 4: Cross-case-study theory of change analysis (RTD cookbook);

Task 5: Organisation of a seminar;

Task 6: Final report.

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: 800 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
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.2.13)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:

The list of 53 Operational Programmes selected to be in the scope of this evaluation is annexed to the specifications.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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.2)Conditions related to the contract
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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/03/2019
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
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: 13/03/2019
Local time: 10:00

European Commission, DG REGIO, avenue Beaulieu No. 5, 1160 Auderghem, BELGIUM (métro Demey).

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See Point 3.2 of the invitation letter.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
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 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Commission, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, Unit Budget and Financial Management
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: