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

Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for provision of services to support the Single European Sky policy, lots 1–3

2015/S 109-197420

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Directorate E — Aviation and International Transport Affairs
avenue du Bourget 1
Contact point(s): Unit E.2 Single European Sky
For the attention of: Christel O
1140 Brussels (Evere)
Belgium
Telephone: +32 22958245
E-mail: move-e2-single-sky-unit@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/tenders/index_en.htm

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
Other: Mobility and transport — aviation.
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:
Framework contract for provision of services to support the Single European Sky policy, lots 1–3.
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: Mainly contractor's premises, and places for meetings according to tender specifications.
NUTS code
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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 9

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 60 000 000 EUR
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Lot 1: assistance to NSA Coordination Platform (NCP), Industry Consultation Body (ICB), and Expert Group on the Social Dimension of Single European Sky (EGSD).
Lot 2: technical, legal and economic assistance to the Commission in the implementation of the Single European Sky policy including the SESAR project.
Lot 3: assistance to the implementation of performance and charging schemes.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000, 73200000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
This invitation to tender comprises 3 lots:
lot 1: assistance to NSA Coordination Platform (NCP), Industry Consultation Body (ICB), and Expert Group on the Social Dimension of Single European Sky (EGSD);
(single operator);
lot 2: technical, legal and economic assistance to the Commission in the implementation of the Single European Sky policy including the SESAR project;
(re-opening of competition, maximum 7 participants);
lot 3: assistance to the implementation of performance and charging schemes;
(single operator).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 60 000 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Assistance to NSA Coordination Platform (NCP), Industry Consultation Body (ICB), and Expert Group on the Social Dimension of Single European Sky (EGSD)
1)Short description
Single framework contract with 1 contractor in order to provide organisational, technical, secretarial and logistical assistance to:
— NSA Coordination Platform (NCP),
— Industry Consultation Body (ICB),
— Expert Group on the Social Dimension of SES (EGSD).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000, 73200000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Technical, legal and economic assistance to the Commission in the implementation of the Single European Sky policy including the SESAR project
1)Short description
The aim of lot 2 is to provide the Commission with independent technical, legal and/or economic assistance in the implementation of the SES policy, including the SESAR project and the performance and charging schemes. Such assistance may include providing technical expertise in ATM and economic expertise, drafting opinions, guidelines and specifications, including legal drafting, providing support in communication such as drafting articles, fact sheets and project summaries and support in organising workshops and conferences.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000, 73200000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Assistance to the implementation of performance and charging schemes
1)Short description
Lot 3 aims at a conclusion of a single framework contract with 1 contractor in order to provide support to the Performance Review Body or directly to the Commission. The support includes economic, technical, legal, organisational, IT/data, secretarial and logistical assistance.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000, 73200000

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 40 000 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:
Please refer to tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to tender documents.
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: Tenderers must prove their economic, financial, technical and professional capacity to carry out the work subject to this call for tenders.
The tenderer may rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. It must in that case prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for performance of the contract, for example by producing an undertaking on the part of those entities to place those resources at its disposal.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In order to prove their economic and financial capacity, the tenderers (in case of a joint tender, the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified subcontractors) must comply with the following criteria:
the annual turnover for the last 2 financial years above 1 000 000 EUR for tenderers applying for a single lot, above 1 500 000 EUR for tenderers applying for 2 lots and above 2 000 000 EUR for tenderers applying for 3 lots.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderers (in case of a joint tender, the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified subcontractors) must comply with the following criteria:
1) the tenderer shall have successfully completed, as contractor, at least 2 assignments or studies in the field(s) related to the lot(s) concerned in the past 3 years representing together a total budget of at least 200 000 EUR;
2) the tenderer shall employ directly or be readily capable of constituting a team of at least:
10 experts for lot 1 and lot 2; and
15 experts for lot 3
with very good communication and drafting skills in English, a university degree and 5 years' professional experience as follows:
— for lot 1: the experts shall have professional experience in aviation, IT/Web design and/or EU public affairs. Among the 10 experts, there should be at least 3 experts with professional experience in aviation, at least 2 with professional experience in EU public affairs and at least 1 with professional experience in IT/Web design,
— for lot 2: the experts shall have professional experience in aviation, law, economics, IT/data, EU public affairs and/or any related issue. Among the 10 experts, there should be at least 3 experts with professional experience in aviation and 1 for each of the following domains: economics, law, and IT/data,
— for lot 3: the experts shall have professional experience in aviation, law, regulatory economics, statistics, IT/data and/or any related issue. Among the 15 experts, there should be at least 3 experts with professional experience in aviation, at least 3 with professional experience in regulatory economics and 1 for each of the following domains: law, IT/data and statistics;
3) for lot 1 and lot 2, the tenderer shall also have access to a multidisciplinary pool of experts (with economic, technical and legal education).
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 below

1. Understanding of the objective of the tender. Weighting 20

2. Methodology of work. Weighting 25

3. Management and backstopping services. Weighting 40

4. Completeness, clarity and presentation of the tender. Weighting 15

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:
MOVE/E2/2015/455-458-460.
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
4.8.2015 - 16:00
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: 12.8.2015 - 10:00

Place:

DG Mobility and Transport, rue Demot 24, office 5/50.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Only 1 person per tender.

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): Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) — Transport sector.
VI.3)Additional information
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.1. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
2825 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

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 of the plaintiff. 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