Services - 15458-2021

14/01/2021    S9

Belgium-Brussels: Unbalanced Tourism Growth at Destination Level – Root Causes, Impacts, Existing Solutions and Good Practices

2021/S 009-015458

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

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 (COV2 02/132), Avenue du Bourget, 1
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1140
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Unbalanced Tourism Growth at Destination Level – Root Causes, Impacts, Existing Solutions and Good Practices

Reference number: EASME/2020/OP/0017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This call for tenders aims to reinforce the competitiveness and sustainability of EU tourism. Its general policy objective is to encourage and support the sustainable growth of EU tourism by creating value through tourism to the economy, employment and wellbeing of the EU citizens. The action will contribute to the green transition objectives of the EU, the European Green Deal in particular, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 202 950.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor, save where meetings are to be held at EASME's or the European Commission’s premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to enter into a service contract for a study and a series of workshops addressing unbalanced tourism growth (overtourism) at destination level, in particular the root causes, impacts, risk assessment, as well as existing best practice solutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 40 points
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 40 points
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control and risk management measures / Weighting: 20 points
Price - Weighting: 40 %
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

Commission Implementing Decision of 5.12.2018 ‘on the adoption of the Work Programme for 2019 and the financing for the implementation of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises’ C(2018)8098 final.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 158-384777
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: EASME/2020/OP/0017

Unbalanced Tourism Growth at Destination Level — Root Causes, Impacts, Existing Solutions and Good Practices

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 5
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 9
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 9
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Hochschule Fur Nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde
Postal address: Schicklerstr. 5
Town: Eberswalde
Postal code: 16225
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ÖIR GmbH
Postal address: Franz-Josefs-Kai 27
Town: Vienna
Postal code: 1010
Country: Austria
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 205 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 202 950.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 26 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031100
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: