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Belgium-Brussels: Study on the law applicable to companies with the aim of a possible harmonisation of conflict of laws rules on the matter

2015/S 095-171730

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, Unit JUST/A4 Programme Management
Postal address: Office MO59 04/21
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Mr Renatas Mazeika
E-mail: just-a4-cft@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22962152
Fax: +32 22988812

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/contracts/index_en.htm

Electronic access to information: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/contracts/index_en.htm

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Study on the law applicable to companies with the aim of a possible harmonisation of conflict of laws rules on the matter.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the practical problems caused by the lack of harmonisation of the conflict of laws rules concerning companies and the possibilities for harmonising such rules, if necessary in combination with a harmonisation of certain matters of procedure or substantive law. For this purpose, the study will conduct a comparative analysis on the provisions of private international law, and, where relevant for the purpose of the study, substantive law related to companies in the 28 Member States. It will, in addition, carefully analyse the relationship with other areas of private international and substantive law and set out the pros and cons of the solutions proposed.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security, 79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services, 79410000 Business and management consultancy services, 79420000 Management-related services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 329 400 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Understanding of and expertise in the subject matter. The tenderer must provide a preliminary description of the problems and of the current legal situation and a preliminary view on possible solutions. Weighting 40
2. Quality of the proposed methodology for carrying out the tasks. The description of the proposed methodology should include, inter alia, precise information about the way in which the network of national correspondents is constituted and the information about the 28 Member States gathered, the foreseen time schedule, an initial bibliography and an indicative list of sources to be used (e.g. legal scholarship, existing empirical research and studies, national and EU legislation and jurisprudence in the field of international company law, etc.). Weighting 30
3. Organisational aspects of the team, including the composition of the proposed team and national correspondents; detailed in relation to the tasks to be carried out including the level of direct participation of senior staff in the performance of the tasks required under this invitation to tender; judicious use of resources consistent with the proposed methodology. Weighting 30
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 149-267126 of 6.8.2014

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: LSE Enterprise Ltd
Postal address: 8th Floor, Tower Three, Houghton Street
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2AE
Country: United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 350 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 329 400 EUR
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The specifications can be downloaded at: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/contracts/index_en.htm

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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/

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Same as above

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: