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Belgium-Brussels: Support services for implementing policy on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council)
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Support services for implementing policy on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council).
Provide support to the European Commission in implementing policy on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16.4.2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization in the Union) and in carrying out the specific tasks required from the Commission and the EU Member States by the Regulation, through e.g., report preparation, compilation and analysis of data, monitoring implementation and enforcement measures, monitoring trends in international policy development on ABS and on genetic resources utilisation in the EU, information to the public, and participation in meetings.
Single service contract of 36 months.
Please note that the title given in the prior information notice 2017/S 044-079856 of 3.3.2017 was ‘Support services for the implementation of the Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the EU ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) Regulation)’.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to tender documents (see points 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
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Failing that, the contracting authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.
Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1.e) of the rules of application to the Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under heading I.1.
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 http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.
Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.