Services - 125187-2018

22/03/2018    S57

Belgium-Brussels: Study on “Media Literacy and online Empowerment Issues raised by Algorithm-driven Media Services" — SMART 2017/0081

2018/S 057-125187

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate I: Media Policy, Unit I4 — Media Convergence and Social Media.
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
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 “Media Literacy and online Empowerment Issues raised by Algorithm-driven Media Services" — SMART 2017/0081

Reference number: SMART 2017/0081
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objectives are to:

1) analyse the issues posed by algorithm-driven media services and explore problem areas in a holistic and cross-disciplinary way;

2) identify gaps in understanding and research;

3) identify best practices from a media literacy perspective;

4) include a substantial stakeholder involvement;

5) include a fundamental rights perspective (freedom of expression/media freedom and pluralism). The study should not be limited to algorithm transparency, but explore benefits and downsides arising from use of algorithms in connection with media services.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 240 750.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79315000 Social research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the tasks required / Weighting: 20/100
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality of the tender / Weighting: 60/100
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of work / Weighting: 20/100
Price - Weighting: 35/100
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: Digital Single Market
II.2.14)Additional information

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.1.8)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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 152-314100
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: LC-00707362
Title:

Study on "Media Literacy and online Empowerment Issues raised by Algorithm-driven Media Services" — SMART 2017/0081

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
14/03/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 3
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Rand Europe Cambridge Community Interest Company
National registration number: 2728021
Postal address: Westbrook Centre, Milton Road
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH12 Cambridgeshire CC
Postal code: CB4 1YG
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.rand.org/randeurope.html
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Open Evidence SL
National registration number: Volum 43820, Foli 75, Full B 439230, Inscripció 1
Postal address: Avenida Tibidabo 39
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08035
Country: Spain
Internet address: http://www.open-evidence.com
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 250 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 240 750.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 16 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-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.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority using the contact means under Heading I.1.

If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time-limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.

Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision, you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/03/2018