Services - 134703-2020

20/03/2020    S57    European Commission - Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Open Research Europe — The European Commission Open Research Publishing Platform

2020/S 057-134703

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 Research and Innovation, Directorate G — Research and Innovation Outreach, Unit G.4 — Open Science
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: RTD-PROCUREMENTS-AWARD@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=5034

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=tenders-open

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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:

Open Research Europe — The European Commission Open Research Publishing Platform

Reference number: RTD/2019/OP/006
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The present call for tender concerns the setting up of a publishing platform for scientific articles as a service for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries. The platform will provide an open access publishing venue without cost to the beneficiaries of Horizon 2020. The platform will manage the entire publication process, from submission to publication, post-publication curation and preservation, of original articles stemming from Horizon 2020 funding and will implement an open peer-review system. It will also host pre-prints. Published articles and hosted preprints will be openly available to all researchers and citizens. Tenderers are called to customise an existing publishing infrastructure solution to the requirements of the European Commission, to develop processes and policies to run the platform as a service, to engage in communication activities for the platform and to run the service and publish articles in the Platform. The tender is for a framework contract with a duration of 4 years.

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: 5 808 956.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Main site or place of performance:

See tender specifications I.10.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

‘See internet address provided in section I.1)’.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and appropriateness of the proposed technical and methodological approach for delivering the tasks 1, 2 and 3 described under section I.6 / Weighting: max 70 points
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: max 20 points
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: max 10 points
Price - Weighting: 40
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:

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes identification of the project: Horizon 2020

II.2.14)Additional information

‘See internet address provided in section I.3’.

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
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2019/S 137-336373
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: FW-00084181
Title:

Open Research Europe — The European Commission Open Research Publishing Platform

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
12/03/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: F1000 Research Ltd
National registration number: 8322928
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: F1000 Open Science Platforms Ltd
National registration number: 655918
Town: Cork
NUTS code: IE IRELAND
Country: Ireland
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Faculty of 1000 Ltd
National registration number: 03739756
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 400 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 808 956.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

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: Luxemburg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/03/2020