Services - 129468-2018

24/03/2018    S59

Belgium-Brussels: Strengthening investments in Natura 2000 and improving synergies with EU funding instruments

2018/S 059-129468

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment
Postal address: BU 9 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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

Strengthening investments in Natura 2000 and improving synergies with EU funding instruments

Reference number: ENV.D.3/SER/2017/0029
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The contract involves assistance to the European Commission in strengthening investments in Natura 2000 and improving synergies with EU funding instruments. The contract involves:

1) Organisation of workshops in all the Member States to discuss practical issues emerging from the preparation of the PAFs in the Member States, the experience of financing nature protection up-to-date, possibilities of financing Natura 2000 from major EU funds post-2020 as well as conservation priorities and measures to be included in the PAFs;

2) Assessment of the draft PAFs in relation to their completeness and quality;

3) Aggregation and assessment (quantitative and qualitative) of data provided in the PAFs;

4) Preparation of a guidance on financing Natura 2000 in the MFF post-2020;

5) Development of cross-cutting Natura 2000 indicators for major EU funds.

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: 446 975.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra Muros.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Open call for tender: service. Single contract of 30 months.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of control measures / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 50/50
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

This was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 - 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title "Support to the implementation of the action plan on the EU Nature Directives (Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conservation of wild birds and Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of nature habitats and of wild fauna and flora)" with an amount of 1 000 000 EUR.

Section IV: Procedure

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 178-363704
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: 070202/2018/775371/SER/ENV.D.3

Strengthening investments in Natura 2000 and improving synergies with EU funding instruments

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The N2K Group
Postal address: Boulevard Général Wahis 21
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1030
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Institute for European Environmental Policy - IEEP
Postal address: 11 Belgrave Road, IEEP Offices, floor 3
Town: London
Postal code: SW1V 1RB
Country: United Kingdom
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: 450 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 446 975.00 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: 9 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Exact percentage of subcontracting is 9.39 %.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation No 2015/1929 of 30 October 2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxemburg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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

If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within two years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http:// 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 two 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: