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Services - 111576-2019

11/03/2019    S49

Belgium-Brussels: Single Framework Service Contract for the Provision of the General Online Training to European Solidarity Corps Participants

2019/S 049-111576

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 Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Directorate for Youth, Education and Erasmus+; Unit for Youth, Volunteer Solidarity and Traineeships Office
Postal address: rue Joseph II, 70
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Malgorzata Kozlowska
E-mail: eac-unite-B3@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=4550
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=4550
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=4550
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Single Framework Service Contract for the Provision of the General Online Training to European Solidarity Corps Participants

Reference number: EAC/03/2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80570000 Personal development training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Regulation (EU) 2018/1475 establishing the European Solidarity Corps entered into force on 5.10.2018 and created a new, coherent framework for solidarity activities. The European Solidarity Corps provides young people with easily accessible opportunities to engage in high quality solidarity activities with a strong European dimension as a means to contribute to strengthening cohesion, solidarity, social cohesion and democracy in participating countries. The following types of activities are envisaged under the European Solidarity Corps: solidarity activities (volunteering, traineeships and jobs), volunteering teams, solidarity projects and networking activities. As an integral part of the European Solidarity Corps initiative set out for participants by the Regulation, the European Commission is proposing the set of quality and support measures including the general online training.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72260000 Software-related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The general objective of this framework contract is to set up general online training as an integral part of a learning process in the European Solidarity Corps in the context of the quality and support measures. The provided services should encourage the registered Candidates to participate in the corps and to eventually prepare them before their participation in the activities.

The specific objectives of this call are twofold:

— to provide services for development and customisation of e-learning courses for the general online training and ancillary services, responding to the training needs of all registered European Solidarity Corps Candidates, independently from their participation in a European Solidarity Corps activity and to the training needs of registered European Solidarity Corps Participants who will participate in an European Solidarity Corps activity, to complement the training and evaluation cycle offer,

— to provide cloud application services (software-as-a-service, hereinafter referred to as “SaaS") of an e-learning management system for the delivery of the general online training courses and provision of ancillary online services via a dedicated web platform accessible to registered Candidates of the European Solidarity Corps Portal, in a way that the training courses are accessible anytime, anywhere and from any device and therefore allow an individualized learning schedule. The SaaS must support the integration with the European Solidarity Corps Portal and App.

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: 5 000 000.00 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:

Twice, each time for a period of 12 months.

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:

European Solidarity Corps established by the Regulation (EU) 2018/1475 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 2 October 2018 laying down the legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps and amending Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013, Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 and Decision No 1313/2013/EU

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:

See internet address provided in section 2.1.

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 a single operator
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: 23/04/2019
Local time: 11:00
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, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Irish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24/04/2019
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Rue Joseph II 70, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender can attend the opening of tenders. For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name, birth date and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days before the opening date by email to: EAC-UNITE-B3@ec.europa.eu with the call reference number EAC/03/2018 in the subject field of the e-mail.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/02/2019