Services - 146540-2017

19/04/2017    S76    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Supporting specialised skills development: big data, Internet of things and cybersecurity for SMEs

2017/S 076-146540

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: Covent Garden 2, place Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2391
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
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Supporting specialised skills development: big data, Internet of things and cybersecurity for SMEs.

Reference number: EASME/COSME/2017/007.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract for researching, identifying, designing, testing and validating specific measures supporting specialised skills development related to big data, Internet of things (IoT) and cybersecurity for SMEs in Europe.

The service contract will be implemented with a view to supporting the goals set out in the new skills agenda, especially in the blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills. Special attention will be devoted to building synergies with activities stemming from the digital skills and jobs coalition, and to avoiding a duplication of efforts.

Work should be based on a demand-led, pragmatic and results-oriented approach with a view to proposing concrete measures and solutions, including the creation of a toolbox aimed at providing appropriate tailored solutions for SMEs. Outcomes of this assignment should contribute to strengthening SMEs' workforce adaptability and capacity for the short to medium term.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks will be carried out at the contractor's premises except for meetings to be held at EASME's or European Commission's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract for researching, identifying, designing, testing and validating specific measures supporting specialised skills development related to big data, Internet of things (IoT) and cybersecurity for SMEs in Europe.

The service contract will be implemented with a view to supporting the goals set out in the new skills agenda, especially in the blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills. Special attention will be devoted to building synergies with activities stemming from the digital skills and jobs coalition, and to avoiding a duplication of efforts.

Work should be based on a demand-led, pragmatic and results-oriented approach with a view to proposing concrete measures and solutions, including the creation of a toolbox aimed at providing appropriate tailored solutions for SMEs. Outcomes of this assignment should contribute to strengthening SMEs' workforce adaptability and capacity for the short to medium term.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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: COSME 2016 work programme: GRO/SME/16/C/12 — new skills for the digital transformation of enterprises, manufacturing and key enabling technologies (C (2016) 63 final).
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See the Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/07/2017
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
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
Date: 18/07/2017
Local time: 10:30
Place:

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, COV2 Room 10/191, place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See the Internet address provided in Section I.3.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.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 the 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:
07/04/2017