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17/03/2018    S54    European Parliament - Services - Call for expressions of interest - Other 

Belgium-Brussels: Call for expressions of interest to establish a list of scientific/academic experts to assist the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA)

2018/S 054-118677


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Parliament, rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, 1047, BELGIUM, for the attention of: Directorate-General for External Policies, Finance Unit, Email: expertsintrade@ep.europa.eu, General address of the Contracting Authority (URL): http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htmtender_multi — Electronic access to information (URL): http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htmtender_multi — Electronic submission of applications (URL): http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htmtender_multi

Further information can be obtained from the abovementioned contact point(s).
Specifications and additional documents can be obtained from the abovementioned contact point(s).
Applications must be sent to the abovementioned contact point(s).
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution / agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: The EU common commercial policy and its external economic relations
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The Contracting Authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no


Section II: Object of the call for expressions of interest

II.1)Title attributed to the call for expressions of interest:
Call for Expression of Interest to establish a list of scientific / academic experts to assist the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA)
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services:
Service category Nº: 11 Management consulting services and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Brussels, Belgium.
If requested by the European Parliament, the contractor shall give an oral presentation of the expertise compiled in Brussels (BE) or Strasbourg (FR). In exceptional cases presentations may take place at another venue.
NUTS code: BE
NUTS code: FR
II.3)Description of the field or fields covered by the call for expressions of interest
The EU common commercial policy and its external economic relations, in particular:
— the common external tariff and trade facilitation as well as the external aspects of customs provisions and management,
— bilateral, multilateral and plurilateral trade agreements governing economic, trade and investment relations with third countries and regional organisations,
— specific aspects of EU trade policy, such as autonomous trade measures, the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), trade sections in Association Agreements,
— specific aspects of trade policy in general such as intellectual property rights, rules of origin, trade defence instruments (anti-dumping),
— international regulatory cooperation, technical harmonisation or standardisation, mutual recognition and other forms of trade related policy making,
— the linking of trade policy to other policy areas such as sustainable development, labour laws, human rights,
— international organisations and international fora on trade-related matters and organisations promoting regional economic and commercial integration outside the Union (e.g. UNCTAD, OECD, World Bank, IMF),
— the WTO as pillar of the world trading system, its dispute settlement mechanism and its parliamentary dimension.
II.4)Information about lots
This call for expressions of interest is divided into lots: no
II.5)Information about subcontracting
The subcontracting is accepted: no
II.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Main object:
Main vocabulary: 73000000


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom a contract might be awarded
Natural persons exclusively
III.2)Economic and financial standing
See Point 3 of the Application form (Annex I) and Point 4.2 of the General Information at the above internet address.
III.3)Technical competence
See Point IV.3. below, and the General Information at the above internet address.
III.4)Professional competence
See Point IV.3. below, and the General Information at the above internet address.


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.2)Grounds for exclusion
Applicants shall be excluded from participating in a contract if:
(a) they are bankrupt, being wound up or have suspended business activities, their affairs are being administered by the court, they have entered into an arrangement with creditors or similar measures or are the subject of any proceedings of that nature, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations;
(b) they have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which is not open to appeal;
(c) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct;
(d) they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or taxes;
(e) they are guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required by the authorizing department;
(f) other: Experts must declare on their honour that they do not fall under the exclusion criteria listed in Point 3 of the Application Form (Annex I). Experts must complete the declaration concerning the exclusion and selection criteria, and absence of conflict of interest (Annex III). Only duly completed applications signed by the expert and containing all required documents will be taken into consideration.
IV.3)Selection criteria
Experts shall be selected for the list on the basis of their professional and technical ability to carry out the tasks described in this document. In order to be placed on the list of experts by the European Parliament, the applicant shall:
— have a sound scientific / academic background with proven experience in research. He / she must have at least 5 years of professional experience clearly related to research in the field of international trade as specified in Paragraph 1.1,
— have a publishing record in the specialised field, including publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or monographs accepted for publication after a similar review process. These must be in research areas and on issues relevant to this call,
— understanding of EU trade policies, evidenced as the expert finds appropriate (for example, by educational background, previous publications in this area, participation in conferences or trainings, etc.),
— have an excellent command of English, or one of the following languages: French or German or Spanish (evidenced by the expert’s publication in at least one of these languages),
— have the economic and financial capacity to provide the services set out in this document (cf. the declaration in Point 3 of the Application Form).
The European Parliament might require further evidence if deemed necessary.
IV.4)Administrative information
IV.4.1) File reference number:
EP/EXPO/B/INTA/CEI/2017-01
IV.4.2) Period of validity of the list resulting from this call for expressions of interests:
Expiry date of the list resulting from the call for expressions of interest: 28.2.2023
IV.4.3) Time-limit for the submission of applications:
28.11.2022
IV.4.4) Language(s) in which applications may be submitted:
Official EU language(s): English


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Presentation and submission of applications
All relevant forms / documents for this call are accessible under the title “Call for expression” of interest to establish a list of scientific / academic experts to assist the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) through the following link:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htm#tender_multi

Applicants must provide evidence of their ability, skills, experience and competence to perform the work by means of:
— a cover letter of no more than one page (max. 500 words), in which the applicant is asked to elaborate on his/her personal incentive(s) for applying, and to clearly indicate in which main fields of activity of the INTA Committee (see Paragraph 1.1.) he/she would consider himself / herself able to provide the requested forms of expertise (multiple entries possible),
— a full curriculum vitae specifying knowledge of languages, academic qualifications and background, as well as expertise and experience relevant to this call for expression of interest. The curriculum vitae should follow the basic structure of the Europass template, and should be set out as follows:
1. personal information;
2. work experience (in the scientific / academic field);
3. education and training;
4. level(s) of (foreign) language competence;
5. personal skills and competences (with scientific / academic relevance);
6. additional information pertinent to this call for expression of interest (ongoing or planned research projects, awards received, etc.). The CV and the record of publications must be submitted both in MS Word and in pdf;
— a full record of their publications (starting with the most recent) on research subjects relevant to this call for expression of interest, including contributions to peer-reviewed journals and monographs accepted for publication after a similar review process by the publishing house in question. Records should show if the publication was paid, and if so, who was the requester,
— for the demonstration of language skills; the full text of at least one publication in the language (English or French or German or Spanish) the expert masters.
VI.2)Additional information
Applicants should note that providing all the required documents per se does not give them any legal entitlement to be placed on the list of experts. The evaluation of applications and the ultimate decision on their acceptance lies exclusively with the European Parliament.
VI.3)Date of dispatch of this notice
7.3.2018