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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: COVID-19 tests for the European Court of Auditors
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
COVID-19 tests for the European Court of Auditors
The purpose of this invitation to tender is to enter into a framework service contract with a medical analysis laboratory in order to carry out COVID-19 tests (mainly of RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 type) for some of the staff at the European Court of Auditors in one of the Court's buildings in Luxembourg-Kirchberg. The technical clauses relating to the contract detailing the scope of the contract and the conditions for its performance are set out in part B of these specifications.
European Court of Auditors, 12, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-1615 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG.
The contractor must be a medical analysis laboratory which has the capacity to:
a) provide one or more qualified nurses to take nasopharyngeal samples;
b) carry out PCR test diagnostics in the laboratory on samples taken to determine whether a person has contracted the Sars-Cov-2 virus;
c) communicate the results within the deadlines indicated above.
The tests to be carried out are mainly the COVID-19 RT-PCRs (Reverse Transcriptase — polymerase chain reaction), only carried out on a nasopharyngeal sample taken with the appropriate swab. The Court reserves the right to order RT-PCR tests to detect COVID-19 mutations/variants/strains once this type of test is developed and available on the market. Exceptionally, the Court could order other types of tests from the contractor, these include:
a) serological blood tests for COVID-19;
b) rapid salivary or nasolabial/ pharyngeal antigen tests (patient self-sampling) – this does not relate to RATs carried out by a nurse;
c) RT-PCR tests carried out on saliva samples (patient self-sampling);
d) rapid RT-PCR tests (patient self-sampling or samples taken by the contractor's nurse) (‘Nasenbohrtest’).
All tests must be authorised in Luxembourg by the Ministry of Health.
The contract can be renewed twice for respective periods of twelve months, by signing an additional agreement no later than two months before the expiry of the 2nd (3rd) contractual year, if the maximum value of EUR 400 000 has not then been attained.
The general budget of the European Union.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Tenderers must prove that they have legal capacity to implement the contract and the regulatory capacity to pursue the professional activity necessary to carry out the work subject to this call for tenders.
The initial assessment to determine whether a tenderer meets the selection criteria for legal and regulatory capacity will be made on the basis of the declaration(s) submitted.
Legal and regulatory capacity must be proven by means of the supporting documentation listed below:
— solemn declaration appearing in the tender dossier, duly signed and dated by a representative authorised to bind the company and/or the consortium;
— authorisation, issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Health or by the competent authority of another Member State, to open and operate a laboratory for biological analyses of medical nature. With regards to Luxembourg, this authorisation is issued in application of the law of 16.7.1984 on medical analysis laboratories, and the Grand-Ducal regulation of 27.5.2004 determining the minimum criteria to be observed in the context of global activities implemented through a medical analysis laboratory.
Section IV: Procedure
Either the European Court of Auditors, 12, rue Alcide de Gasperi, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG. Kirchberg either online using the platform Microsoft Teams.
A maximum of one representative per tender may attend the tender opening session.
For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must send, the full names and ID card or passport numbers of its representatives to: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 working days in advance
Section VI: Complementary information
Any additional information will be sent via the ‘e-Tendering’ platform. Any request for additional information must be made in writing solely via the eTendering website at (https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=8115) in the ‘Questions and Answers’ tab, by clicking on ‘Create a question’.
Within two months of the plaintiff being notified or, failing this, of the date on which it became known to the plaintiff. A complaint made to the European Ombudsman neither suspends this period nor opens a new period for lodging appeals.