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02/06/2015    S104

Belgium-Brussels: After-school childcare service provided in a European Commission building in Brussels

2015/S 104-188192

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission
Postal address: CSM 1 05/43
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Office for Infrastructure and Logistics — Brussels
For the attention of: OIB.DR.2 Finance and Public Procurement
Telephone: +32 22986989
Fax: +32 22960570

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

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 by the contracting authority:
After-school childcare service provided in a European Commission building in Brussels.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Brussels-Capital.


II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Provision, in an EC building, of after-school and 'long day' childcare services during the school holidays (except at Easter and during the summer break) for children, aged between 4 and 12, of EU institution staff.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312110 Child daycare services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 1 200 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment at 30 days as stated in the provisions of the draft contract appended to the specifications.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Each individual grouping member must comply with the non-exclusion criteria. The grouping as a whole must comply with the selection criteria (see points III.2.2 and III.2.3) and the different grouping members will be jointly and severally liable for contract performance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: the tenderer must enclose identity details (see Annex I.1 to the specifications), and all the documents and information required under point III.2 'Conditions for participation' of this notice and listed in Annex I to the specifications.
The tenderer shall enclose documentary proof with the name of the country in which he has his head office or is domiciled, as required under law in his country of residence.

The tenderer shall enclose a duly signed and dated solemn declaration stating that he is not in any of the situations which would exclude him from participating in a contract awarded by the European Union. The solemn declaration must take the form of the template published on the following page, in its entirety:

NB: the successful tenderer must, on pain of exclusion, furnish the following documentary evidence in support of the solemn declaration prior to signature of the contract:
— recent extract from the judicial record or, failing this, an equivalent document recently issued by an appropriate judicial or administrative body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he is not bankrupt or being wound up, his affairs are not being administered by the court, he has not entered into an arrangement with creditors, he has not suspended business activities, he is not the subject of proceedings of this nature, nor is he in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws or regulations,
— recent extract from the judicial record or, failing this, an equivalent document recently issued by an appropriate judicial or administrative body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he has not been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of 'res judicata' and has not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of 'res judicata' for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or for any other illegal activity detrimental to the Union's financial interests,
— recent certificate issued by an appropriate body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he has fulfilled his obligations in respect of payment of social security contributions,
— recent certificate issued by an appropriate body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he has fulfilled his obligations in respect of payment of taxes (direct taxes and VAT) in accordance with legal provisions in said country.
Where no such documents or certificates are issued in the country concerned, they may be replaced by a statement under oath, or failing that, a solemn declaration made by the tenderer before a judicial or administrative body, a notary or a qualified professional body in said country.
NB: in the event they are awarded the contract, groupings must provide the solemn declaration along with the supporting documents and information for each individual member.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: the tenderer must provide:
— copy of the financial statements (balance sheets and operating accounts) for the past 2 financial years, showing the annual pre-tax profit. If, for a valid reason, the tenderer is unable to provide them, he must enclose a statement as to annual pre-tax profits for the past 2 years. If the financial statements or the declaration show an average loss over the past 2 years, the tenderer must furnish another document as proof of his financial and economic capacity, such as the appropriate guarantee from a third party (e.g. the parent company), statements from auditors, chartered accountants or equivalent,
— statement as to specific annual turnover realised during the past 2 financial years.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
the tenderer must provide proof of having provided, during the past 2 years, a childcare service as described in this contract that was provided by qualified staff on a site with authorisation issued by the ONE (Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance — Office of Birth and Childhood) or 'Kind & Gezin'.
The Commission reserves the right to ask the recipients of the services referred to how satisfied they were with the services provided by the tenderer.
The tenderer shall provide proof of staff qualifications by means of CVs.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be 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
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
24.7.2015 - 17:30
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 31.7.2015 - 10:00


Office for Infrastructure and Logistics — Brussels (OIB), CSM 1 Building, cours Saint-Michel 1 (entrance via rue Père de Deken 23), 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 duly authorised representative per tenderer may attend the opening of tenders (a passport or identity card must be presented). Tenderers wishing to attend must inform Unit OIB DR.2 Finance and Public Procurement, in writing, no later than 2 working days prior to the opening session (see address details given in point I.1).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months after award.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

1) The specifications and additional documents (including questions and answers) will be available at the following web address: Interested parties are invited to register via the website. They will then be notified by the online public procurement system of any updates available for this invitation to tender. Parties not registered on the site are requested to consult it regularly. The Commission cannot be held responsible should tenderers not be aware of any additional information on this invitation to tender given on this website.

The website will be updated regularly; it is the responsibility of tenderers to check for any updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Additional information on contract terms, contract renewals, conditions for participation, minimum levels of capacity required, total estimated contract volume, etc. can be found in the specifications available on the aforementioned website. No paper version will be issued. EMAS-certified since 2005, the OIB adopts an environmentally friendly attitude. EMAS is the eco-management and audit scheme, the EU voluntary instrument used by organisations to improve their environmental performance.
2) A mandatory site visit is planned.
3) During the 3 years following conclusion of the initial contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure, without prior publication of a contract notice for new services involving the repetition of similar services assigned to the party awarded this contract by the contracting authority.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: within 2 months of the plaintiff being notified or, failing this, of the date on which it became known to them. A complaint made to the European Ombudsman neither suspends this period nor opens a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: