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06/06/2014    S108

Belgium-Brussels: An assessment of the cumulative cost impacts of specified EU legislation and policies on the EU forest-based industries

2014/S 108-189249

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, Directorate F: Resources Based, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Industries, Unit F3: Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals and Forest-based Industries
Postal address: BREY 12/088
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/dgs/index_en

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/index_en.htm

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=489

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:
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, Directorate F (Unit F.3: Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals and Forest-based Industries)
Postal address: BREY 12/088
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: see invitation to tender

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
An assessment of the cumulative cost impacts of specified EU legislation and policies on the EU forest-based industries.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the Commission's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The EU forest-based industries (F-BI) comprise the woodworking, furniture, pulp and paper manufacturing and converting and printing industries. These are interlinked across a number of value chains by having a common raw material: wood. They also have in common a number of challenges, as identified in a recent communication 'A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest-based sector' (COM(2013) 659) and accompanying staff working document 'A Blueprint for the EU forest-based industries' (SWD(2013) 343). These challenges include the impact of various EU policies and legislation on the competitiveness of the F-BI subsectors. In this context, a cumulative cost assessment of the EU legislation and policies affecting the EU F-BI value chains should provide valuable feedback for future policy-making, including 'smart regulation'.
The overall objective of the study will be to assess the cumulative cost impacts over the indicated period of years of specified EU legislation and policies, on the EU forest-based industries, notably on their profit margins and in relation to international competitors — in their own home markets — which are not fully subject to EU legislation and policies. The results would contribute to a wider analysis of impacts, including costs, benefits, and coherence, of policies and legislation as well as to the implementation of the regulatory fitness and performance programme (REFIT) (COM(2013) 685) and the industrial policy (COM(2014) 14).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000 Business and management consultancy services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
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:
Service contract for a study: maximum 400 000 EUR (VAT excl.).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 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: 14 (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:
See tender specifications.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See tender specifications.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
See tender specifications.
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: See tender specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender specifications.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender specifications.
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
Open
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:
395/PP/ENT/SME/14/F/S202.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 65-110042 of 2.4.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.9.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.9.2014
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: 15.9.2014 - 10:00

Place:

DG Enterprise and Industry, avenue d'Auderghem 45, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: An authorised representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of the bids. Companies wishing to attend are requested to notify their intention by sending an e-mail at least 48 hours in advance to the e-mail address given in the tender specifications in Section 3.1. This notification must be signed by an authorised officer or the tenderer and specify the name of the person who will attend the opening of the bids on the tenderer's behalf.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014–2020) established by Regulation No 1287/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013 (OJ L 347/33, 20.12.2013).
VI.3)Additional information
The amount specified under point II.2.1 is the maximum amount available for this study.
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
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in the 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27.5.2014