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09/06/2015    S109    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Study on the review of the list of critical raw materials

2015/S 109-197418

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 Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate G — Sustainable Growth and EU 2020
Postal address: avenue d'Auderghem 45 — BREY 11/200
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=842
For the attention of: Mr Carlo Pettinelli
E-mail: entr-g-financial-team@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/index_en.htm

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

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=842

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 Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate G — Sustainable Growth and EU 2020
Postal address: Invitation to tender No 456/PP/GRO/SME/15/F/S124, Unit C.2: Resources Efficiency and Raw Materials, BREY 11/200
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium

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:
Study on the review of the list of critical raw materials.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor's premises or any 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)
In June 2010, the European Commission published an expert report (based on a study) which established a methodology for the identification of (non-energy and non-food material) raw materials deemed critical to the EU. Critical raw materials are those raw materials which have a high economic importance to the EU combined with a high risk associated with their supply. In 2011, a first list of critical raw materials was published through a Commission Communication (COM(2011) 25) based on the abovementioned expert report. Since then, the Commission has had a political commitment towards the Member States and the European Parliament to publish a list of critical raw materials at least every 3 years. The latest revision of the list of critical raw materials took place in May 2014 through the publication of a new expert report and a Commission Communication (COM(2014) 297). In order to be able to deliver the next report and eventually also a list of critical raw materials in 2017, a new study is required.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

14000000

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 maximum duration of 18 months with an estimated maximum budget of 400 000 EUR.
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: 18 (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 specifications.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See specifications.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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 specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See specifications.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See 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:
456/PP/GRO/SME/15/F/S124.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
4.9.2015
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14.9.2015 - 10:00

Place:

European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate G — Sustainable Growth and EU 2020, BREY 10/140, Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: See specifications.

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): The contract is covered by the Regulation (EU) No 1287/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013 establishing a Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME) (2014–2020) and repealing Decision No 1639/2006/EC.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: boulevard Konrad Adenauer
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: ecj.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 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:
28.5.2015