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Services - 111277-2017

25/03/2017    S60    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Study on the main developments in the postal sector (2013–2016)

2017/S 060-111277

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate E: Modernisation of the Single Market
Postal address: avenue des Nerviens 105
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Hubert Gambs, Director GROW E
E-mail: GROW-E2@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=2253
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=2253
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:

Study on the main developments in the postal sector (2013–2016).

Reference number: 621/PP/GRO/IMA/17/1131/9603.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79411000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The study will be an important part of the Commission's commitment to monitor the postal market and evaluate closely the effectiveness and efficiency of the regulatory framework. The study shall in particular provide objective elements and evidence to assess the ongoing and future suitability of the current EU legal framework (i.e. the Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15.12.1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service (Postal Services Directive, hereafter PSD)) in the EU and EEA Member States, and to allow a comprehensive assessment of the postal sector. The findings will be used as key input for the obligation under Article 23 of the PSD to submit a report on the application of the PSD to the European Parliament and Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The study should provide an evidence-based assessment of (1) the key changes in the letter and parcel delivery sector across the EU, including the growth of e-commerce and the role of new technologies and business models and their effects on competition and employment and (2) the impact of increasing digitalisation, letter volume decline and changing user needs on the sustainability of the universal service obligation (USO), and the implications for the current legal framework (the PSD).

The tender must comply with applicable environmental, social and labour law obligations established by Union law, national legislation, collective agreements or the international environmental, social and labour conventions listed in Annex X to the Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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: 300 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 10
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Conditions as stated in the procurement documents.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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

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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/05/2017
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: 17/05/2017
Local time: 14:00
Place:

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, avenue des Nerviens 105 (meeting room 02/080), 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Only electronic submission through e-submission will be allowed for this call.

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 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/03/2017