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Services - 165869-2020

08/04/2020    S70

Belgium-Brussels: Development of Tools and Mechanisms for the Integration of ESG Factors into the EU Banking Prudential Framework and into Banks' Business Strategies and Investment Policies

2020/S 070-165869

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission — Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Postal address: SPA2, 07/027
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: EC-FISMA-CONTRACTS@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/financial-stability-financial-services-and-capital-markets-union_en
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:

Development of Tools and Mechanisms for the Integration of ESG Factors into the EU Banking Prudential Framework and into Banks' Business Strategies and Investment Policies

Reference number: FISMA/2019/024/D
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79311400 Economic research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of the study is to provide the contracting authority with input to facilitate the achievement of the following objectives:

— integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks into EU banks' risks management processes;

— integrating ESG risks into EU prudential supervision;

— integrating ESG objectives into EU banks' business strategies and investment policies.

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: 550 000.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79310000 Market research services
79311000 Survey services
79314000 Feasibility study
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 5 co-ordination meetings with the contracting authority will be held in Brussels. See tender specifications.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful tenderer will have to carry out the following tasks:

I. identification and stocktaking of best practices/principles for the integration of ESG risks into EU banks' risk management processes;

II. identification and stocktaking of best practices/principles for the integration of ESG risks into EU prudential supervision;

III. analysis of the impediments to the development of a well-functioning EU market for green finance and sustainable investment and the identification of appropriate instruments and strategies to promote the scaling-up of green finance and of the market for sustainable financial products.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and relevance of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 80
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 30
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

See procurement documents.

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 145-355938
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: FISMA/2019/024/D1/ST/OP
Title:

Development of Tools and Mechanisms for the Integration of ESG Factors into the EU Banking Prudential Framework and into Banks' Business Strategies and Investment Policies

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/03/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Blackrock Investment Management
National registration number: 02020394
Postal address: Throgmorton avenue 12
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: EC2N 2DL
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 550 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 280 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/04/2020