Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment
Postal address: BU 9 01/005
Postal code: 1049
Contact person: Markets Team, SRD.2 — Finance
Telephone: +32 22960008
General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm
Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=548
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.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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on biodiversity financing and tracking biodiversity-related expenditure in the EU budget.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: 'Extra muros'.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Lack of financing was identified as one of the major sources of failure to reach the 2010 EU biodiversity objectives. The EU approach to financing environmental priorities is mainstreaming environmental objectives throughout the EU budget. This is, in particular, the case for biodiversity.
The objective is to look at lessons learnt on biodiversity financing and tracking in the first months of the 2014–2020 budget, and to make recommendations for improvement in the coming period. The contract will include, in particular, the following tasks:
Task 1. Biodiversity financing in the EU budget: an 'ex post' analysis of opportunities for biodiversity funding in the EU budget. Based on analysis of spending for biodiversity in the previous budget period (2007–2013), the contractor will also explore options for increased take-up, including through better absorption capacity.
Task 2. Private financing: an in-depth analysis of concrete cases of payments for ecosystem services in Member States, analysing barriers encountered and possible solutions, including the organisation of a small and interactive workshop gathering a range of stakeholders representing different users of ecosystem services, as well as potential providers, together with government representatives, to explore lessons learnt from concrete case studies within the EU.
Task 3. Tracking biodiversity-related expenses: the contractor will assess first experiences of biodiversity tracking in the main EU instruments, 'ex ante' and, in particular, at 'ex post' level.
Task 4. Workshop on biodiversity financing to get feedback on lessons learnt and proposed ways forward for improvement, with a focus on the EU budget.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
Single contract of 12 months with a budget range between 130 000 EUR and 150 000 EUR.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 130 000 and 150 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
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. See Article 1.4 of the model contract.
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. See points 1.3 and 1.4 of the tender specifications.
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: Please refer to tender documents. See points 1.1 and 1.6 of the tender specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documents. See point 2.3.1 of the tender specifications.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the tender documents. See point 2.3.2 of the tender specifications.
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
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 34-054570 of 18.2.2014
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
5.9.2014 - 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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders Date: 19.9.2014 - 10:30
avenue de Beaulieu 5, 1160 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 representative per tenderer (with proof of identity) may attend the opening of tenders (no expenses paid). Please inform firstname.lastname@example.org of the name of the attendee in advance of the opening.
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: no
In line with Article 134.1(f) of the rules of application to the Financial Regulation No 966/2012 of 25.10.2012, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the exceptional negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) consisting in the repetition of similar services (up to a maximum of 50 % of the original contract value) entrusted to the economic operator awarded the initial contract by the same contracting authority.
Tender specifications and related documents for this call can be downloaded from the e-tendering link given in Section I.1:
These tender specifications may be complemented by an addendum/corrigendum or 'Questions & answers'. In such a case, this information will be published at the latest 5 working days before the deadline for tender submission. You are therefore invited to consult the site regularly. The documents will be visible and downloadable but if you ‘register' to the call by simply adding your e-mail address and a password, you will be automatically informed of all changes that may be published (additional documents, answers to questions raised, etc.).
The Commission will not be liable should the tenderers not take notice of this additional information before submitting their bids.
Please note that this was previously published in the PIN OJ S 34-054570 of 18.2.2014 with the title 'Evaluation of biodiversity financing in the 2014–2020 budget, including tracking' and had a budget of 150 000 EUR.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures 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. 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: