Section I: Contracting authority
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
Other activity: Agriculture and rural development.
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Framework contract for the evaluation studies of CAP measures contributing to the general objectives of balanced territorial development.
Reference number: AGRI-2016-EVAL-03.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000 Market research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Framework contract for evaluation studies analysing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency (including administrative burden), coherence and added value of the CAP measures contributing to the general objective of balanced territorial development.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000 Agricultural services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:
Delivery will usually be at the contractor's location.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The contracting authority aims to establish a framework contract with a single contractor for a period of 6 years in order to evaluate one of 3 general objectives of the common agriculture policy as specified in Article 110 of the Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
The maximum value of the framework contract may be higher or lower than the amount referred to in Section II.2.6 of this contract notice. The maximum value of the framework contract will be established as specified in Sections 4.4 and 4.6 of the tender specifications.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Given the need for conducting the evaluation studies required to fulfil the obligation to report to the Council and the European Parliament by 31.12.2018 and by 31.12.2021 with the same methodology for the relevant CAP general objective, this framework contract will go beyond the duration of 4 years to cover the whole period until the end of 2021.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Local time: 10:30
DG Agriculture and Rural Development, rue de la Loi 130, Office 10/037, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:
A maximum of 2 representatives per tender, duly mandated, are allowed to attend the opening (proof of identity must be given by presentation of a passport or identity card). If tenderers wish to be present, they shall inform the Evaluation Unit E.4 of DG Agriculture and Rural Development by e-mail no later than 3 working days before the opening date, to the contacts indicated in point I.1.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
1) Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
2) The contracting authority reserves the right to supplement the framework contract by new services consisting in the repetition of similar services entrusted to the economic operator awarded the initial contract within 3 years following its conclusion, on the basis of Article 134(1)(e) of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012. Such new services cannot account for more than 50 % of the initial contract amount.
3) The maximum value of the framework contract may be higher or lower than the budget referred to in Section II.2.6 of this contract notice. Fixed coefficients will be applied to the various elements constituting the financial offer. These coefficients will be used to calculate the weighted amounts to be considered in the formula that will be used for determining the price to be considered for applying the formula to award the contract, which in turn will fix the maximum amount of the framework contract (see tender specifications Sections 4.4 and 4.6).
VI.4)Procedures for review
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 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: