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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Multiple Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services to Support the Operations Evaluation Division of the EIB Group
The objective of this call for tenders is to conclude a multiple framework agreement with maximum six economic operators for the provision of high quality evaluation-related services. These economic operators should have a high level of expertise in evaluation methodology and tools. The tenderers should be able to demonstrate having carried out complex evaluations and their ability to select suitable sector specialists with the appropriate technical and language skills necessary to complete evaluation assignments in a wide range of countries, sectors and products.
The nature of the services to be provided is evaluation, research linked to evaluation and other studies that can be of interest to Evaluation Division (EV) of the European Investment Bank. The objective of the consultancy assignments will be to assist the core EV evaluation team. Detailed tasks for individual assignments under the FA will be described in individual Assignment Terms of Reference (ATORs) with the successful service providers.
The framework agreements with the successful service providers will be concluded for a period of 2 years with effect from the date on which they enter into force. They may be tacitly renewed for a further 2-year period up to a maximum of 4 years in total.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Tenders will be opened in a non-public procedure. Upon written request to the EIB (see section I.1)), the written record of the opening of tenders will be provided to economic operators who submitted a tender.
Section VI: Complementary information
Tenderers may in the first instance submit any concerns regarding the procurement to the Bank using the contact details under section I.1) of this contract notice.
If tenderers or other interested parties, believe that the EIB committed an instance of maladministration, (e.g. it has failed to act in accordance with its established policies, standards and procedures or to respect the principles of good administration), they may lodge a complaint to the EIB Group Complaints Mechanism (see https://www.eib.org/en/about/accountability/complaints/index.htm) within 1 year from the date when the alleged action, decision or omission by the Bank could be reasonably known by the complainant. If unhappy with the outcome, tenderers can seek a review of the EIB Group’s reply to the complaint by the European Ombudsman (see https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).
Within 2 months of notification of the outcome of the procedure (award decision), tenderers may launch an action for its annulment and/or damages. Any request tenderers may make and any reply from the Bank or any complaint of maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment nor open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated under section VI.4.1) of this contract notice.