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01/03/2016    S42    European Commission - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Belgium-Brussels: Various studies

2016/S 042-068538

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 Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Postal address: avenue de Beaulieu 25
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: See point II.8 in Section II.B

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/

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
Other: Communications networks, content and technology.
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:
Various studies.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Lots

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

79419000, 79310000, 73210000

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:
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Smart systems integration and smart objects: how to cross the valley of death and enable a ‘fast track’ to manufacturing in Europe? — SMART 2016/0004.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of this study is to create an in-depth understanding of drivers, challenges and barriers which affect the transfer of smart systems from lab to the market. It will then identify and conceptualise solutions which can remove bottlenecks to the market roll-out of these technologies both in the field of smart systems and smart objects, especially by examining the results of the FP7 projects in this domain. The analysis will cover the entire innovation value chain from technology development to manufacturing and to market roll-out. Finally, the study will make concrete recommendations for European policies and programmes in these fields, especially for Horizon 2020, to facilitate commercialisation, to overcome barriers to market acceptance, and to ultimately monetise innovations.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

79419000, 73210000

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:
Responsible unit: DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, A4.

E-mail: cnect-a4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Review of significant market power (SMP) guidelines — SMART 2016/0015.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The main objective of the study would be to gather information about the developments of the relevant jurisprudence and competition law principles regarding the assessment of dominance, with particular reference to application in the electronic communications sector, as well as Article 7 practice on significant market power. The study would also inquire about the role of the current SMP guidelines in national regulatory authorities' work and assess whether and how the guidelines have contributed to ensuring a harmonised approach across the Union. This will support the Commission's evaluation on how to update the guidelines. The evaluation will contribute to the priority of ensuring the consistency of the implementation of the EU Framework Directive with regard to market-based regulation, by providing updated and relevant guidance to national authorities.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

79310000, 73210000

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:
Responsible unit: : DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, B3.

E-mail: cnect-b3@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on spectrum assignment in the EU — SMART 2016/0019.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of this study is to support the Commission's policy development efforts towards building a truly single market for electronic communications through a thorough techno-economic assessment of the processes and conditions under which radio spectrum for wireless broadband is assigned by Member States as well as an assessment of the impact that diverging assignment conditions resulting from the lack of harmonisation in the EU has on the deployment of high-speed broadband networks and on the provision of high-quality and competitive electronic communication services across the EU. The study should identify the spectrum assignment conditions that have the greatest impact on business decisions regarding network deployments and the provision of high-quality services and focus the analysis on them.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

73210000, 79419000

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:
Responsible unit: : DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, B4.

E-mail: cnect-b4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Analysis of information asymmetry in online platforms — SMART 2016/0036.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
— Gather evidence on information asymmetry on platforms (prevalence and practices), particularly on whether moral hazard and adverse selection results from the data collection and use done by online platforms.
— Gather evidence on the impact of information asymmetry on bargaining power practices between platforms and suppliers in the market.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

79310000

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:
Responsible unit: : DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, F1.

E-mail: cnect-f1@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Broadband coverage in Europe — SMART 2016/0043.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The main objective of the study is to monitor deployments of broadband access networks, i.e. to measure the household coverage of different fixed and wireless broadband technologies with a special focus on next-generation access technologies. Technologies will include DSL, VDSL, FTTP, cable modem, fixed wireless access, satellite as well as mobile wireless technologies. Both overall and rural coverage should be assessed at regional level. The study should also look at the coverage of different broadband speeds. The contract will be renewable for 3 years.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

79310000

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:
Responsible unit: : DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, F4.

E-mail: cnect-f4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Fixed broadband prices in Europe — SMART 2016/0044.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the study is to monitor the price of retail fixed broadband offerings for consumers. The European Commission will use this study to assess whether sector regulation and market developments translate into wider technology choice, more services and better prices for European consumers as well as to compare price levels between Member States and third countries. The study has to examine the retail price of fixed access technologies, including xDSL, cable modem, fibre, satellite and fixed wireless access. The retail price of mobile broadband products is in principle not included in this study. The contract will be renewable for 3 years.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

79310000

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:
Responsible unit: : DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, F4.

E-mail: cnect-f4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Egovernment benchmark 2016 — report — SMART 2016/0050.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Detailed analysis of the data collected in the egovernment benchmark 2016 and production of a background and insights report.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

73210000, 79419000

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:
Responsible unit: : DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, F4.

E-mail: cnect-f4@ec.europa.eu

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Creative Europe review of access to market and promotional activities — SMART 2016/0067.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The creative Europe review of access to market and promotional activities — SMART 2016/0067 has 3 main objectives. Firstly, it shall provide a track record exercise, in the absence of previous studies on the creative Europe media subprogramme support scheme ‘Access to market’. Secondly, it shall assess the activities currently undertaken under the ‘Access to market’ scheme and the articulation with activities of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) stands services in order to avoid overlaps. Thirdly, the study shall identify operational options for improvements that will serve as a basis for reflection on the future of the support scheme beyond 2017.
Total amount of contracts to be launched under categories 10 and 11: 790 000 EUR.

Lots

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

73210000, 79419000

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:
Responsible unit: : DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, G6.

E-mail: cnect-g6@ec.europa.eu

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): http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/

VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18.2.2016