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Belgium-Brussels: Provision of fire-fighting services in the Council of the European Union buildings in Brussels
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/contacts/procurement
Section II: Object
Provision of fire-fighting services in the Council of the European Union buildings in Brussels
The purpose of this contract is to provide fire-fighting services for office buildings occupied by the Council of the European Union in Brussels, including: the establishment of first and second response teams, evacuation assistants for major events and operators for the technical management of fire-fighting installations.
The main services will include internal and external patrols, incident reporting, fire and accident response and other similar services in current and future buildings occupied and/or managed by the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels.
These services will be provided on the basis of a framework comprising operational, administrative and technical measures in liaison with the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
The secretariat will enter into a 2-year contract with the possibility of renewal for 2 periods of 1 year.
The General Secretariat of the Council does not publish the estimated value of its contracts. The estimated volume of the contract is indicated in the specifications.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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The tenderer must be authorised to practise the profession in accordance with the Belgian law of 10.4.1990 regulating private and special security, in order to be able to carry out the activities mentioned in points 1,2,4 and 5 of Article 1.1 of the law. The conditions for access to and exercise of the profession of security guards in Belgium are governed by the law of 10.4.1990 on security companies and internal security guard services ("Tobback law") published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 29.5.1990 (implemented by a series of royal decrees and amended on several occasions). This law requires, in particular, approval by the Belgian Ministry of the Interior to have access to the profession.
At the time of submitting their application, applicants must provide proof of this authorisation.
The working languages are mainly French and English.
Section IV: Procedure
The opening of tenders may be postponed, at short notice, owing to unforeseen events occurring in the General Secretariat's buildings on the day on which the tender opening session was initially scheduled.
Section VI: Complementary information
During the 3 years following conclusion of the initial contract, the Secretariat may use a negotiated procedure with the party awarded this contract, without prior publication of a contract notice for new services involving a repetition of similar services in accordance with the basic project referred to in this contract as described in point II.1.4.
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Within 2 months of notice being given to the plaintiff or, should no notice be given, within 2 months of the date on which the matter in question became known. A complaint made to the European Ombudsman neither suspends this period nor opens a new period for lodging appeals.
The procedural time limits are extended on account of distance by a single period of 10 days, whatever the relevant party's usual place of residence or domicile.