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Services - 81036-2021

Submission deadline has been amended by:  148172-2021
17/02/2021    S33

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Multiple Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services to Support the Operations Evaluation Division of the EIB Group

2021/S 033-081036

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Investment Bank
Postal address: 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2950
Country: Luxembourg
Contact person: CS-Procurement
E-mail: cs-procurement@eib.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.eib.org
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/index.htm
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=7083
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=7083
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Multiple Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services to Support the Operations Evaluation Division of the EIB Group

Reference number: CFT-1615
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 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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 200 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66171000 Financial consultancy services
71356400 Technical planning services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
73210000 Research consultancy services
73220000 Development consultancy services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79411000 General management consultancy services
79411100 Business development consultancy services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
90713000 Environmental issues consultancy services
92312211 Writing agency services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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: 3 200 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

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: no
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

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: 6
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/04/2021
Local time: 15:00
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:
English
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: 12/04/2021
Local time: 15:00
Place:

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.

Information about authorised persons and opening 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

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

4 years.

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/02/2021