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Services - 127000-2014

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15/04/2014    S74

Belgium-Brussels: Study on access of European Union goods and services to the public procurement markets of third countries

2014/S 074-127000

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services
Postal address: SPA2, 01/51
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: ec-intmarket-contracts@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/comm/dgs/internal_market/calls_en.htm

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=419

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services
Postal address: SPA2, 01/51
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: ec-intmarket-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Internet address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=419

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
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 contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on access of European Union goods and services to the public procurement markets of third countries.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 3 coordination meetings with the contracting authority will be held in Brussels.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The subject matter of the contract is to provide detailed and structured information on public procurement markets of EU major trading partners which are not parties to the GPA (such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia and Turkey) and to identify any protectionist measures, regulatory and non-regulatory, which limit the access to public procurement markets.
To identify priorities and strengthen the EU's position in contacts with a number of third countries notably in view of future accessions to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), accurate information on the structure, level and organisation of public procurement markets is needed. Little information is currently available on the openness of public procurement markets in third countries and complex economic and statistical analysis is needed to gather the relevant data.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics, 79311400 Economic research services, 79330000 Statistical services, 79310000 Market research services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The estimated maximum amount for the execution of all the tasks referred to in this call for tenders is 300 000 EUR including all charges and expenses, including the travel and subsistence expenses. No contract offer above this amount will be considered.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 8 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Commission may request tenderers to provide a guarantee or a performance guarantee under the conditions provided in the tender specifications.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Specified in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not applicable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will fill in the form provided with the tender specifications and provide the documents requested in it.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See technical specifications.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See technical specifications.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality and relevance of the proposed methodology. Weighting 50

2. Organisation of the work. Weighting 30

3. Quality control measures. Weighting 10

4. Readability, clarity and coherence of the offer. Weighting 10

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
MARKT/2014/011/C.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.5.2014
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 2.6.2014 - 14:00

Place:

rue de Spa 2, 1st floor, room SDR A030, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 person representing the tenderer may be present at the opening session. Companies wishing to attend are requested to notify their intention by sending an e-mail to ec-intmarket-contracts@ec.europa.eu at least 48 hours in advance. This notification must be signed by an authorised officer of the tenderer and specify the name of the person who will attend the opening of the bids on the tenderer's behalf.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
3.4.2014