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21/06/2014    S118

Belgium-Brussels: Contract for the joint procurement of a common auction platform

2014/S 118-208551

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorates-General for the Environment/Climate Action, SRD.2 — Finance
Postal address: BU 9, 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Markets Team
E-mail: clima-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22960008

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/tenders/2014/index_en.htm

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Belgium represented in JPA-CAP by the Federal public service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Postal address: Victor Horta plein 40, box 10
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1060
Country: Belgium

Official name: Bulgaria represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment and Water
Postal address: Maria Louiza Blvd 22
Town: Sofia
Postal code: 1000
Country: Bulgaria

Official name: Czech Republic represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment
Postal address: Vrsovicka 65
Town: Prague
Postal code: 100 00
Country: Czechia

Official name: Denmark represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, Danish Energy Agency
Postal address: Amaliegade 44
Town: Copenhagen K
Postal code: 1256
Country: Denmark

Official name: Estonia represented in JPA-CAP by the Estonian Ministry of the Environment
Postal address: Narva mnt 7a
Town: Tallinn
Postal code: 15172
Country: Estonia

Official name: Ireland represented in JPA-CAP by the Environmental Protection Agency
Postal address: McCumiskey House, Richview, Clonskeagh Road
Town: Dublin 14
Country: Ireland

Official name: France represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry
Postal address: Teledoc 647, 139 rue de Bercy
Town: Paris Cedex 12
Postal code: 75572
Country: France

Official name: Italy represented in JPA-CAP by Consip SpA
Postal address: via Isonzo 19/E
Town: Rome RM
Postal code: 00198
Country: Italy

Official name: Cyprus represented in JPA-CAP by the Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
Postal address: Loukis Akritas Ave.
Town: Nicosia
Postal code: 1411
Country: Cyprus

Official name: Latvia represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
Postal address: Peldu Str. 25
Town: Riga
Postal code: LV-1494
Country: Latvia

Official name: Lithuania represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
Postal address: A. Jaksto str. 4/9
Town: Vilnius
Postal code: LT-01105
Country: Lithuania

Official name: Hungary represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of National Development
Postal address: Fö u. 44–50.
Town: Budapest
Postal code: 1011
Country: Hungary

Official name: Malta represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment
Postal address: Maison Demandols, South Street
Town: Valletta
Postal code: MT-2000
Country: Malta

Official name: Netherlands represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Postal address: PO Box 20951
Town: The Hague
Postal code: 2500 EZ
Country: Netherlands

Official name: Austria represented in JPA-CAP by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Postal address: Stubenbastei 5
Town: Vienna
Postal code: 1010
Country: Austria

Official name: Romania represented in JPA-CAP by the National Authority for Regulating and Monitoring Public Procurement
Postal address: Dinicu Golescu Blvd 38, 4th floor, 1st District
Town: Bucharest
Country: Romania

Official name: Slovenia represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment
Postal address: Dunajska 22
Town: Ljubljana
Postal code: SI-1000
Country: Slovenia

Official name: Slovakia represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment
Postal address: Nam. L. Stura 1
Town: Bratislava
Postal code: 812 35
Country: Slovakia

Official name: Sweden represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of the Environment
Postal address: Tegelbacken 2
Town: Stockholm
Postal code: SE-103 33
Country: Sweden

Official name: Croatia represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Finance
Postal address: Katanciceva 5
Town: Zagreb
Postal code: 10000
Country: Croatia

Official name: Spain represented in the JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Postal address: Pza San Juan de la Cruz, s/n
Town: Madrid (Madrid)
Postal code: 28071
Country: Spain

Official name: Finland represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Postal address: Aleksanterinkatu 4
Town: Helsinki
Postal code: FI-00170
Country: Finland

Official name: Greece represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Postal address: Mesogeion 119
Town: Athens
Postal code: 102 91
Country: Greece

Official name: Luxembourg represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure
Postal address: 4, place de l'Europe
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 1499
Country: Luxembourg

Official name: Portugal represented in JPA-CAP by the Portuguese Environment Agency
Postal address: Edifício da Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente — APA, R. da Murgueira, 9/91, Zambujal — Alfragide, Apartado 7585
Town: Amadora
Postal code: 2611-865
Country: Portugal

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract for the joint procurement of a common auction platform.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
Contractor's premises.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Pursuant to Article 26(1) of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 on the timing, administration and other aspects of auctioning of greenhouse gas emission allowances and its subsequent amendments ('Auctioning Regulation'), the Commission and the Member States participating in the Joint Procurement Agreement must appoint jointly a common auction platform. The joint procedure will be carried out under the Joint Procurement Agreement to procure common auction platforms entered into by the Commission and the participating Member States (http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets/cap/auctioning/documentation_en.htm).
The common auction platform will at least provide the following services:
a) auctioning of allowances for the participating Member States pursuant to Article 27 of the Auctioning Regulation;
b) technical support to the Commission as referred to in Article 29 of the Auctioning Regulation.
In 2012, pursuant to Article 26(2) the Auctioning Regulation, a transitional common auction platform was selected by open tender procedure (http://ec.europa.eu/clima/tenders/2012/index_en.htm). The current tender will select the transitional common auction platform's successor.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66170000 Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services, 79342400 Auction services, 66150000 Financial markets administration services, 66133000 Processing and clearing services, 66172000 Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The contracting authority is the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and the contracting Member States participating in the Joint Procurement Agreement to procure common auction platforms.
The service of auctioning of allowances pursuant to Article 27 of the Auctioning Regulation will be paid through fees paid by the persons admitted to bid in the auctions and successful bidders in the auctions, pursuant to Articles 51 and 52 of the Auctioning Regulation.
The technical support service to the Commission as referred to in Article 29 of the Auctioning Regulation relates to the provision of technical services to the Commission, and will be subject to a maximum budget which will be specified in the tender documents.
Tenderers should in particular take note of the following provisions of the Auctioning Regulation:
— pursuant to Article 27(2) '[…] the auction platform shall be connected to at least 1 clearing system or settlement system',

— pursuant to Article 35(1) 'Auctions shall only be conducted on an auction platform authorised as a regulated market whose operator organises a market in allowances or allowance derivatives'. In addition, Articles 35, 36, 43, 55 and 66 of the Auctioning Regulation provide further requirements on authorisation, notification, supervision and enforcement of the auctioning activity. Commission notice No C220/12 published on 26.7.2011 provides further information on the relevant requirements concerning the implementation of these Articles in the territory where the auction platform is established (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:52011XC0726(01)).

The contractor may also be required, among other things, to demonstrate that the clearing system or settlement system connected to the platform is designated pursuant to the Directive 98/26/EC on settlement finality in payment and securities settlement systems.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12.6.2014