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06/05/2014    S87

Italy-Rome: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2014/S 087-152530

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Agenzia per l'Italia digitale
National registration number: 97735020584
Postal address: via Liszt 21
Town: Rome
Postal code: 00144
Country: Italy
Contact person: Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale
For the attention of: dr. Mauro Draoli
Telephone: +39 0685264354

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Other: Research and Development
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Ministerie van Financiën Directoraat-generaal Belastingdienst
Postal address: Prinses Beatrixlaan 512 2595 BL Ten Hague
Town: The Hauge
Country: Netherlands

Official name: ESPAP - Entidade de Serviços Partilhados da Administração Pública
Postal address: Av. Leite de Vasconcelos, 2, Alfragide 2614-502
Town: Amadora
Country: Portugal

Official name: The National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics - Ministry for information society
Postal address: 8-10, Mareşal Averescu Avenue, 011455
Town: Bucharest
Country: Romania

Official name: Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic
Postal address: Štefanovičova 5 P. O. BOX 82 817 82
Town: Bratislava
Country: Slovakia

Official name: Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale
Postal address: Via Liszt 21
Town: Rome
Postal code: 00144
Country: Italy

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Cloud for Europe Prior information notice.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Cloud for Europe Project will carry out a Joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (Joint-PCP) for research and development on Cloud Computing services for public administrations. The purpose is to research and demonstrate solutions to overcome obstacles for Cloud Computing adoption by the public sector. Issues like data protection, information security, data portability and service portability are examples of what may be addressed by the research carried out through the Joint-PCP.
The procurers listed in section I.4 of this pre-information notice are indicative. The value of the tender indicated in section II.4 of this pre-information notice is given as a range, the final value will depend on the final composition of procurers and number of lots.
The Cloud for Europe Joint-PCP may have lots. In each lot a phased approach is applied: Phase 1 is solution exploration to demonstrate feasibility and describe the solution. It will run for 4 months. Phase 2, planned for 8 months, is for the development and evaluation of prototypes or demonstrators. Phase 3 is intended for the original development and testing of a limited volume of first products/test services. Phase 3 will last for 6 months. The duration of the three phases is indicative.
The three phases will be guided by a framework contract. For each lot, several bids will be awarded a framework contract. After each phase results are evaluated and bids are competing with each other for assignments in the subsequent phase. The final Phase 3 may be entered by several bids.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 9 865 000 EUR


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services, 72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Interested parties may log on and join the Cloud for Europe group on linkedin.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Cloud for Europe (C4E) project, grant agreement n. 610650 Seventh Framework Programme.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: