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Belgium-Brussels: Reviewing and mitigation of the impacts of renewable energy developments on protected habitats and species under the Birds and Habitats Directives
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Reviewing and mitigation of the impacts of renewable energy developments on protected habitats and species under the Birds and Habitats Directives.
The contract aims to provide specific information on and an understanding of the potential direct and indirect impacts that the different forms of renewable energy developments (wind, solar, ocean, geothermal energy as well as bioenergy) may have on habitats and species protected under the EU legislation and to suggest concrete ways of mitigating them. The outputs of the contract are expected to help overcome obstacles that often appear during the permitting procedures of renewable energy developments in MS, arising from insufficient scientific knowledge of the impacts of the developments on the protected species and habitats, as well as of the available mitigation measures.
Service contract: 1) impacts of renewable energy developments (wind, solar, geothermal and ocean energy): review and analyse the potential direct and indirect impacts of renewable energy developments on protected habitats and species under the Birds and Habitats Directives, with a special focus on birds, bats and marine mammals, and to present the available mitigation measures in order to avoid, prevent or reduce those impacts; 2) impacts of bioenergy developments. These aims will be achieved through 6 tasks which are detailed in the tender specifications.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to procurement documents (see points 1.1 and 1.7 of the tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
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Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1.e) and f) of the rules of application to the Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.
Procurement 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.
Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2017/S 044-079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title ‘Reviewing and mitigation of the impacts of the renewable energy developments on protected habitats and species under the Birds and Habitats Directives’.
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.