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Belgium-Bruxelles: UCA 17/071 — Media monitoring, media analysis and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
UCA 17/071 — Media monitoring, media analysis and related services
The aim of this framework contract is to complement the output of the General Secretariat Council's (GSC) media monitoring team and assist in its pursuit of supporting decision-making by delivering relevant news and media monitoring, media analysis and other related services to its users and stakeholders in a timely manner and in a suitable format. This will require a close collaboration between the Contractor and the GSC whereby the Contractor tailors and continuously adapts its work to the specific and evolving needs of the GSC.
Media monitoring and analysis is a rapidly growing area of activity in the GSC and is now regarded as a vital tool to support the policy-making process. Relevant services in the GSC are responsible for constant monitoring and analysis of news coverage of the EU and EU-related activities. The services they are called to provide include a range of press summaries, alerts, and media analyses of different types which are circulated to key stakeholders such as the President of the European Council and the Council Secretary General, as well as more widely across the GSC and member state delegations. The sector works increasingly in digital formats, and its source coverage includes both social and broadcast media. It also constantly aims to expand the language coverage. These increasing demands, which have to be delivered often on very short deadlines, make it necessary for the GSC to seek a reliable contractor to support the GSC media monitoring operations on a regular basis.
The standard deliverables that may be requested under the framework contract are:
1. ad-hoc media impact report: short and focused briefing note with executive summary and typically a summary / analysis of the key points of the media coverage, in particular social and digital media, of the issue or event, normally to be delivered within 2 hours after the event (1 — 3 pages);
2. media intelligence reports: analytical report with executive summary and a summary / analysis of the relevant media coverage of the issue or event (2 — 6 pages + possible annexes);
3. in-depth media analysis reports: in-depth analytical report with executive summary and analyses of the relevant media coverage of the issue or event (5 — 15 pages + possible annexes).
The service foresees a minimum of 10 ad-hoc media impact reports, 10 media intelligence reports and 4 in-depth media analysis per year.
The General Secretariat of the Council does not publish the estimated monetary value of its contracts. The estimated volume of services / supplies is set out in the tender specifications.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
For a period of 3 years after the conclusion of the initial contract, the Secretariat may use a negotiated procedure with the economic operator awarded this contract, without prior publication of a Contract Notice for new services consisting in the repetition of similar services provided that these services conform to the basic project described in II.1.4.
Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff an appeal has to be lodged with the General Court. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
Time-limits are extended on account of distance by a fixed period of 10 days regardless of the place of establishment or habitual residence of the person concerned.