Services - 75801-2019

18/02/2019    S34

Belgium-Brussels: Framework Contract for the provision of Evaluation and Impact Assessment services to DG CONNECT - SMART 2019/0024

2019/S 034-075801

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate D: Policy Strategy and Outreach, Unit D2: Policy Implementation and Planning
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=4330
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=4330
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:

Framework Contract for the provision of Evaluation and Impact Assessment services to DG CONNECT - SMART 2019/0024

Reference number: SMART 2019/0024
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of this Framework Contract is to ensure that the contracting authority will be able to obtain external support necessary for preparation and implementation of evaluations, fitness checks and impact assessments of programmes, legislative acts and policy initiatives in the field of digital policy, including data collection and analysis.

The contract consists of 2 lots:

Lot 1 – Support for preparation and implementation of impact assessments, evaluations and fitness checks in the area of digital policy;

Lot 2 – Exploring, documenting and analysing digital policy issues.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Support for preparation and implementation of impact assessments, evaluations and fitness checks in the area of digital policy

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311410 Economic impact assessment
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Support for preparation and implementation of evaluations, fitness checks and impact assessments of programmes, legislative acts and policy initiatives in the field of digital policy, and of their related framework conditions at national and EU level.

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: 10 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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 Union's policy in the field of Electronic Communications

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Exploring, documenting and analysing digital policy issues

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311410 Economic impact assessment
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Collecting and analysing evidence, producing analytical reports and policy briefs and, where relevant, preparing workshops to explore issues and challenges related to EU digital policy and to its interactions with other policies.

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: 5 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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 Union's policy in the field of Electronic Communications

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
List and brief description of conditions:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
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: 17/04/2019
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, 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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 29/04/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Commission building BU25, Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Brussels, BELGIUM

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
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:
11/02/2019