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Services - 209559-2020

06/05/2020    S88

Belgium-Brussels: SMART 2019/0094 Pilot Project — Digital European Platform of Quality Content Providers

2020/S 088-209559

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, CNECT — Communications Networks, Content and Technology, CNECT.DDG2.I.4 — Media Convergence and Social Media
Postal address: BU25, 04/118
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: cnect-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/communications-networks-content-and-technology_en
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/call-for-tenders
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=6041
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=6041
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

SMART 2019/0094 Pilot Project — Digital European Platform of Quality Content Providers

Reference number: CNECT/2020/OP/0014
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The main objective of this call for tenders is to acquire a feasibility study setting out the opportunity to create a European News Online distribution Platform, able to reflect the highest journalistic standards and their role in European democracies; contribute to the strengthening of a European information sphere; reinforce the democratic process in Europe and ensure that citizens are served with plural information and sources. The study should provide European policy makers with the essential elements to assess the long-term sustainability of such a project, its shape and its impact on the European media ecosystem.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 349 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

On contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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: 349 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 9
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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:

See internet address provided 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:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/07/2020
Local time: 16:00
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, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23/07/2020
Local time: 11:00
Place:

European Commission, Avenue de Beaulieu, Building BU25, Meeting Room 0/S4, B-1160 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

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

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/04/2020