Services - 185940-2018

28/04/2018    S83    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Fostering collaboration through mapping, analysing and interlinking of European Entrepreneurial Regions.

2018/S 083-185940

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Covent Garden 2, Place Charles Rogier 16, Office 10/179
Brussels
1210
Belgium
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE100

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=3467
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=3467
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:

Fostering collaboration through mapping, analysing and interlinking of European Entrepreneurial Regions.

Reference number: EASME/COSME/2017/041
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79311400
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract aiming at fostering collaboration through interconnecting selected entrepreneurial ecosystems across the European Union in order to enable more innovation driven start-ups and SMEs to scale across Europe and globally. For this purpose, the present action will tap into the expertise of the EER labelled regions, identifying practices which can be transferred to other regions and building on them to fill gaps existing in different regions as well as finding synergies and complementarities through closer collaboration in areas identified as crucial.

This will be done through mapping, analysing and interlinking EER labelled regions; tenderers will identify strategic topic areas and consequently develop and implement concrete action plans to foster collaboration and boost synergies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 310 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

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

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract aiming at fostering collaboration through interconnecting selected entrepreneurial ecosystems across the European Union in order to enable more innovation driven start-ups and SMEs to scale across Europe and globally. Tenderers must provide an offer addressing in detail the following Work Packages:

WP I: Analytical work on the selected entrepreneurial ecosystems of the selected EER labelled regions and their strategies.

WP II: Interlinking EER labelled regions.

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: 1 310 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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: Programme for Competitveness of Entreprises and small and medium-sized entreprises C(2017)4563 final
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 the 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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See the 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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 07/06/2018
Local time: 16:00
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
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: 08/06/2018
Local time: 10:30
Place:

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (EASME).

Covent Garden 2

Place Rogier 16

1210 Brussels

Belgium

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See internet address provided at section I.3.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +35 243031
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +35 243032100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23/04/2018