Services - 171528-2016

20/05/2016    S96

Belgium-Brussels: Fixed broadband prices in Europe — SMART 2016/0044

2016/S 096-171528

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate F — Digital Economy and Coordination, Unit F4 — European Semester and Knowledge Base
Postal address: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate R — Support, Unit R2 — Finance, office BU25, 04/54
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
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=1446
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Official name: European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate R — Support, Unit R2 — Finance
Postal address: Office BU25, 04/54
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
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:

Fixed broadband prices in Europe — SMART 2016/0044.

Reference number: SMART 2016/0044.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000 Market research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of the study is to monitor the price of retail fixed broadband offerings for consumers. The European Commission will use this study to assess whether sector regulation and market developments translate into wider technology choice, more services and better prices for European consumers as well as to compare price levels between Member States and third countries. The study has to examine the retail price of fixed access technologies, including xDSL, cable modem, fibre, satellite and fixed wireless access. The retail price of mobile broadband products is in principle not included in this study. The contract is renewable up to 2 times.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of the study is to monitor the price of retail fixed broadband offerings for consumers. The European Commission will use this study to assess whether sector regulation and market developments translate into wider technology choice, more services and better prices for European consumers as well as to compare price levels between Member States and third countries. The study has to examine the retail price of fixed access technologies, including xDSL, cable modem, fibre, satellite and fixed wireless access. The retail price of mobile broadband products is in principle not included in this study. The contract is renewable up to 2 times.

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: 450 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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: CEF work programme 2016.
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
List and brief description of conditions:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See 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.1.8)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: 2016/S 042-068538
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/06/2016
Local time: 17:00
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
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: 30/06/2016
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Commission building BU25, meeting room 0/S3, avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See 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
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
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:
10/05/2016