Services - 199106-2021

23/04/2021    S79

Spain-Barcelona: Provision of CORA Sequence Related ICT Development Services on Time and Means Basis

2021/S 079-199106

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Fusion for Energy Joint Undertaking ('Fusion for Energy')
Postal address: C/Josep Pla 2, Torres Diagonal Litoral, Edificio B3
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08019
Country: Spain
Contact person: Procurement Group: Ms Dovile Kirkilaite
Telephone: +34 933201800
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile: https://industryportal.f4eda.local/IP_PAGES/ADM.aspx
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://industryportal.f4eda.local/IP_PAGES/ADM.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: energy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of CORA Sequence Related ICT Development Services on Time and Means Basis

Reference number: F4E-AMF-1162
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

In the context of the implementation of the annual ICT work-programs with specific relation to development, integration and maintenance of enterprise ICT software platform, F4E needs to periodically contract specialist development services to provide support in the domain of CORA Sequence on a Time and Means Basis.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 125 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000 Software package and information systems
48900000 Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
72210000 Programming services of packaged software products
48920000 Office automation software package
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Main site or place of performance:

F4E’s premises in Barcelona, Spain. Occasionally and subject to F4E prior written agreement, the services may be performed remotely.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the tender documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 125 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 months renewable up to 3 times for a total maximum duration of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Tenderers shall provide a declaration on their honour on exclusion and selection criteria, duly signed and dated, stating that they are not in one of the situations listed in Annex 04 of the Invitation to tender, based on the template provided therein. The tenderer to whom the contract is to be awarded shall provide the evidence documents mentioned in the same Annex 04 before the signature of the contract while proving that they are not in one of those situations.

Further, the tenderers shall submit, together with Legal Entity Form, copies of official supporting documents (register(s) of companies, official gazette, VAT registration, etc.).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/05/2021
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20/05/2021
Local time: 11:30

F4E premises in Barcelona (C/ Josep Pla 2, Torres Diagonal Litoral B3, 08019 Barcelona, Spain). If as a result of the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, physical presence for the public tender opening cannot be allowed, the public tender opening will take place by video conference on the same date and time.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

An economic operator may appoint a maximum of 2 representatives to attend the public tender opening. Their full names and ID or passport numbers must be sent at the latest on the day of the submission deadline to

The identity of the representatives will be checked at the F4E reception desk or by any other appropriate means on the day of the public tender opening.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Likely to follow a 4-years cycle.

VI.3)Additional information:

The tenderers are informed that the awarded contract will not be signed in paper. Signature of the contract will take place through a web-based F4E tool called Deviation, Amendment and Contract Changes (DACC). The contract must be signed by the tenderer's legal representative in DACC. Signature of the contract in DACC is considered equivalent to a paper document with handwritten signature and shall be admissible as evidence in legal proceedings. it is legally binding.

2) This notice and the rest of the procurement documents will be published on the F4E's Industry Portal. Tenderer's requests for clarifications will only be admitted and the answers published only there. Economic operators are strongly advised to regularly visit the webpage indicated in Section I of this notice;

3) This procurement procedure is governed by the rules laid down by:

(a) Directive 2014/24/EU;

(b) Regulation (EU, EURATOM) 2018/1046; Referred to as the ‘General Financial Regulation’ (GFR); and

(c) complemented, where it derogates, by the Financial Regulation of Fusion for Energy adopted by the Governing Board decision on 10 December 2019.

All legislation can be found in

4) Tenderers can only submit a tender via e-Submission tool detailed in procurement documents;

5) The maximum contract value for the total duration of 4 years cannot exceed EUR 750 000.00. In accordance with point 11 of Annex I of the GFR, Fusion for Energy may use the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in order to award new contract(s) consisting of a repetition of similar works or services to the contractor chosen as a result of the present call for tender, in which case the amount to be awarded under that procedure will not exceed 50 % of this contract. Such a right will be exercised by F4E in case/in the event that/should one of the following circumstance occur: in case the maximum FWC value is reached before the expiration of the FWC due to unforeseen increase of contract consumption.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Font Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 430301
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 (two) months of notice of the award decision, you may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request you may make and any reply from us, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment or to open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated in Section VI.4.1 of the contract notice. If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: