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Services - 20433-2023

13/01/2023    S10

Belgium-Brussels: Auditing services

2023/S 010-020433

Contract notice

Services

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

Procurement award procedure applying to European Union external actions financed from the general budget of the European Union and the European Development Fund (EDF)

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Union, represented by the European Commission
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: INTPA-TENDERS-0043@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=10432
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=10432
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Auditing services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

AUDIT FRAMEWORK CONTRACT 2023

Reference number: INTPA/2022/EA-OP/0043
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79212000 Auditing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Audit framework contract (FWC) will be used to contract auditors for audits or agreed upon procedures. Examples of assignments can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/audit-and-control_en.

The entities subject to audits or verifications are the beneficiaries of contracts financed by external aid programs managed mainly by DG INTPA, DG NEAR and the FPI. These controls can take place at the premises of the beneficiaries and/or remotely.

The FWC will be awarded to several tenderers for a duration of two years, with the possibility of a two year renewal. The FWC will be concluded with a zero amount.

The FWC is based on reopening of competition: contractors receive invitations to submit an offer for specific assignments within a short deadline (minimum 14 calendar days). Following an evaluation of the offers, contracts for the specific assignments will be awarded to the most economically advantageous offer. Specific contracts will be global-price contracts.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 65 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79212000 Auditing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Near and Middle East, Overseas countries and territories , Latin America Countries, Europe apart from EU, EU Europe , North America

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

AUDIT FRAMEWORK CONTRACT 2023

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: 65 000 000.00 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:

The initial implementation period of the FWC 2023 is 24 months from 01/10/2023. Unless otherwise notified, the FWC 2023 will be tacitly renewed by the Contractor and the FWC 2023 Contracting Authority for further 24 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: yes
Identification of the project:

Asia & Central Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Neighbourhood, Latin America, PreAccession Countries / New Member States, Environment,Food Security, Human Rights, Instrument for Stability, Investing in People, Migration, Non-State Actors and Local Authorities, Nuclear Safety, Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for Rural Development, Others, Partnership Instrument

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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3.

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
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2022/S 052-134207
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 14/03/2023
Local time: 23:30
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
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/03/2023
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Tenders will be opened electronically on the indicative date and time provided in the contract notice.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

For any additional information, please refer to the document "Additional information about the Contract Notice".

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3. For any additional information, please refer to the document "Additional information about the Contract Notice".

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/01/2023