Services - 198640-2016

11/06/2016    S112    European Commission - Services - Call for expressions of interest - Not specified 

Italy-Ispra: JRC/IPR/2016/F.7/0047/VL — Clean energy technology studies

2016/S 112-198640

Notice of call for expressions of interest

 1.Contracting authority:

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Energy and Transport, attention: Ms Monica Magagna, via Enrico Fermi 2749, TP 582, 21027 Ispra VA, ITALY. E-mail: JRC-ISPRA-IET-PROCUREMENT@ec.europa.eu
 2.Registration procedure:

The objective of this call for expressions of interest is to set up a list of vendors.
Expressions of interest should be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union by electronic means at the following address:
https://web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/callsfortender/index.cfm?action=app.homepage&type=11
Inclusion on the list entails no obligation on the part of the contracting authority concerning the conclusion of contracts.
 3.Information and documents to be provided:

Interested parties should provide their full contact details and list the specific fields indicated at point 7 that interest them in their expression of interest.
 4.General description of the procedure:

Interested parties are invited to submit an expression of interest in accordance with the rules set out in this notice.
The contracting authority will draw up a list of vendors who have expressed their interest. This list comprises sub-lists, corresponding to each of the fields described at point 7.
Where a specific contract relating to the field described at point 7 is to be concluded, the contracting authority will invite all the vendors on the relevant sub-list(s) to submit either a tender (procedure in 1 step) or a request to participate followed by a tender (procedure in 2 steps). In the case of a procedure in 1 step, the contracting authority will send the vendors the tender specifications relating to the contract in question. In the case of a procedure in 2 steps, the contracting authority will send the vendors only the subject matter of the contract and the exclusion and selection criteria. In the second step, only the vendors fulfilling these criteria will receive the tender specification and will be invited to submit tenders.
 5.Protection of personal data:

If processing your expression of interest involves the recording and processing of personal data (such as your name, address and CV), such data will be processed pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. Unless indicated otherwise, your reply to this notice and any personal data requested are required for the purposes indicated above in point 4 and will be processed solely for those purposes by the contracting authority indicated in point 1, which is also acting as data controller. Details concerning the processing of your personal data are available on the privacy statement at:
http://ec.europa.eu/dataprotectionofficer/privacystatement_publicprocurement_en.pdf
Your personal data may be registered in the early detection and exclusion system (EDES) if you are in one of the situations mentioned in Article 106 of the Financial Regulation. For more information, see the privacy statement on:
http://ec.europa.eu/budget/explained/management/protecting/protect_en.cfm
 6.Use of the list resulting from this notice:

The list resulting from this notice will be used exclusively for public procurement contracts of the following types:
— service contracts below 135 000 EUR per contract.
 7.Full description of the fields covered by the call for expressions of interest:

As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. The JRC Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC-IET) is one of 7 scientific institutes belonging to the European Commission Joint Research Centre. The JRC-IET staff is located in Petten, Netherlands and Ispra, Italy. The mission of the JRC-IET is to provide support to Community policies and technology innovation to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use, and to foster sustainable and efficient transport in Europe. For more information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/institutes/iet
Among other activities, the JRC provides data, analysis and intelligence on energy research and innovation (R&I) policy and performance at EU, national and regional level, including developments in major countries outside Europe. This supports EU Energy R&I policy, in particular the implementation of the European strategic energy technology plan (SET-Plan). In this context, the JRC provides independent assessments on the state of the art of different energy technologies, and identifies market barriers, best practices for mobilisation of private and public funds and for policy measures, with the aim to facilitate technological development and the deployment of innovative technological solutions in the low-carbon energy area. In some cases it may require external support in the form of study reports targeting specific technologies, the associated value chains and markets, as well as other related issues.
The call of expressions of interest is divided into 3 sub-lists as follows:
Sub-list A — assessment of the status of development of energy supply technologies and their trend.
External support may be required for the preparation of reports that provide an up-to-date assessment of the state of the art for any one of the energy supply technology sectors listed below. Such assessments will be based on data, information and results from recent EU-funded projects as well as international, national and regional projects, publications, and other appropriate sources. The technology sectors concerned, described in detail in the SET-Plan document ‘Towards an integrated roadmap’ (https://setis.ec.europa.eu/set-plan-process/integrated-roadmap-and-action-plan) are:
• wind energy,
• photovoltaics,
• solar thermal electricity,
• solar thermal heating and cooling,
• ocean energy,
• geothermal energy,
• hydropower,
• heat and power from biomass,
• carbon capture, utilisation and storage,
• flexible/back-up generation,
• unconventional fossil fuels,
• sustainable advanced biofuels,
• hydrogen and fuel cells,
• advanced alternative fuels.
Reports may also be required to describe technology development needs and trends, technological barriers to large-scale deployment and projected long-term techno-economic (cost) projections.
Each service contract will cover 1 single sector.
Sub-list B — integration of energy supply technologies in the energy system.
Dedicated reports may be required that address:
(i) analysis of synergies and issues generated in the energy system by the introduction and deployment of different low-carbon energy technologies, specifically targeting energy system integration; and
(ii) analysis of energy system cross-sectorial challenges faced across the different energy system sectors (e.g. energy supply and transport) by the introduction and deployment of different low-carbon technologies.
Sub-list C — assessment of technology markets and industrial development intelligence for energy supply technologies.
External support may be required for the preparation of technology-specific reports that assess recent technology market developments in any of the sectors listed below, in Europe and globally. Each such report should explore medium and long-term (2050) perspectives, highlighting the relative position of EU stakeholders. In particular, it may be required to address issues such as market readiness level of a technology, technology share in the current European and global energy system, recent deployment and market trends, comparisons between deployment and EU targets, description of technology market structure, as well as identification of major players in terms of market share, of emerging players and markets, of key barriers to market expansion and of European and global market outlooks.
External support may also be required for short reports on the status of the low-carbon energy industrial sector, on recent developments and medium and long-term industrial perspectives, on policy and support mechanisms in place in the EU and worldwide and their impacts, including where relevant the impact of regional specialisation and international cooperation strategies. Such a report may also be required to: (i) outline the technology value chains and the EU position (strengths, weaknesses, key companies); (ii) define and quantify indicators based mainly on the level and distribution of public and corporate R&D investment and patenting activity of companies; and (iii) assess industrial support policies that have an impact on value chains.
The technology sectors potentially concerned are:
• wind energy,
• photovoltaics,
• solar thermal electricity,
• solar thermal heating and cooling,
• ocean energy,
• geothermal energy,
• hydropower,
• heat and power from biomass,
• carbon capture, utilisation and storage,
• flexible/back-up generation,
• unconventional fossil fuels,
• sustainable advanced biofuels,
• hydrogen and fuel cells,
• advanced alternative fuels.
Each service contract will cover 1 single sector.
 8.Place of delivery:

JRC Ispra, Institute for Energy and Transport, via Enrico Fermi 2749, 21027 Ispra VA, ITALY.
JRC Petten, Institute for Energy and Transport, Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE Petten, NETHERLANDS (visit address); PO Box 2, 1755 ZG Petten, NETHERLANDS (postal address).
 9.Expiry date of the list resulting from this call for expressions of interest:

The list resulting from this notice is valid for 5 years from dispatch of this notice. Interested parties may submit an application at any time prior to the last 3 months of validity of the list.
 10.Exclusion criteria:

Vendors shall be excluded from participation if:
(a) they are bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have suspended business activities, are the subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations;
(b) they or persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control over them have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgment of a competent authority of a Member State which has the force of ‘res judicata’;
(c) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authority can justify including by decisions of the European Investment Bank and international organisations;
(d) they are not in compliance with their obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those of the country of the contracting authority or those of the country where the contract is to be performed;
(e) they or persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control over them have been the subject of a judgment which has the force of ‘res judicata’ for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation, money laundering or any other illegal activity, where such an illegal activity is detrimental to the Union's financial interests;
(f) they are subject to an administrative penalty for being guilty of misrepresentation in supplying the information required by the contracting authority as a condition of participation in a procurement procedure or failing to supply information, or being declared to be in serious breach of their obligation under a contract covered by the budget;
(g) they have a conflict of interest in connection with the contract; a conflict of interest could arise in particular as a result of economic interests, political or national affinities, family or emotional ties or any other relevant connection or shared interest.
Before signing a contract vendors shall provide a declaration on their honour stating that they are not in one of the situations of exclusion listed above. In case of doubt, they may be requested to provide supporting evidence of non-exclusion.
 11.‘Ex post’ transparency:

Details on the contractors who have concluded a contract of more than 15 000 EUR awarded following the procedure set out at point 4 shall be published on the website of the contracting authority no later than 30 June of the year following contract award.
These details include name, locality (address for legal persons and region of origin for natural persons), amount, and subject of the contract. For natural persons, the information shall be removed 2 years after the year of contract award.
 12.Date of dispatch of notice:

27.5.2016.
 13.Date of receipt by the Publications Office:

27.5.2016.