Services - 106322-2021

Submission deadline has been amended by:  161740-2021
03/03/2021    S43

Belgium-Brussels: Provision of External Audit Services

2021/S 043-106322

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, REGIO - Regional and Urban Policy, REGIO.C.1 — Coordination, relations with the Court of Auditors and OLAF
Postal address: Avenue de Beaulieu 1
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1160
Country: Belgium
E-mail: regio-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index_en.cfm
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=7855
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=7855
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:

Provision of External Audit Services

Reference number: REGIO/2021/OP/0004
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of the framework contract is to provide audit services to the contracting authority for the audit of programmes and projects co-financed under the programming periods 2021-2027, 2014-2020, on the financial follow-up of irregularities for the 2000-2006 and 2007-2014 programming periods and on direct management expenditure by the contracting DGs The framework contract shall include other programmes and projects (e.g. JTF and REACT-EU) financed from the EU-budget and at any time managed by the Directorate Generals participating in the framework contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 14 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Avenue de Beaulieu 1,B-1160 Brussels, BELGIUM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of the framework contract is to provide audit services to the contracting authority for the audit of programmes and projects co-financed under the programming periods 2021-2027, 2014-2020, on the financial follow-up of irregularities for the 2000-2006 and 2007-2014 programming periods and on direct management expenditure by the contracting DGs The framework contract shall include other programmes and projects (e.g. JTF and REACT-EU) financed from the EU-budget and at any time managed by the Directorate Generals participating in the framework contract.

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: 14 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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).

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: 3
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: 15/04/2021
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: 16/04/2021
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Avenue de Beaulieu 1, B-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 payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
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:
24/02/2021