Servizi - 209929-2019

07/05/2019    S88

Belgium-Brussels: EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism

2019/S 088-209929

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers, Unit JUST/04 Programme and Financial Management
Postal address: Office MO59 04/21
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 22981708
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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

EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism

Reference number: JUST/2018/JPPI/PP/CRIM/0165
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The main objective of this contract is to set up an EU centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism (hereinafter “the EU Centre"). The EU Centre aims at assisting EU Member States in ensuring effective transposition and practical application of the EU rules on victims' of terrorism by making available common assistance mechanisms and resources at Union level. The EU Centre will provide for concrete and practical actions which will have a positive impact on victims of terrorism. In particular, the EU Centre will provide for guidelines and trainings on implementation of the EU rules and will set up lists of the relevant experts available at the national level. At the end of the project all actions of the EU Centre will be evaluated with a view to analyse the necessity and the feasibility of setting up in the future an EU coordination centre for victims of terrorism. The contractor will deliver a report to that effect.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
80511000 Staff training services
79100000 Legal services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The main objectives of the EU Centre are the following:

(i) to develop guidelines and a training package, and organise training activities. The EU Centre will develop guidelines and training activities on the basis of lessons learnt from the past terrorist attacks. Training activities and train-the trainer activities will be organised for the staff of national authorities and of national victim support organisations about victims' needs and practical aspects of implementation of the EU rules on victims of terrorism;

(ii) to act as a hub of expertise and platform for practitioners dealing with victims of terrorism on all issues related to victims of terrorism. In particular, the EU Centre will set up and maintain lists of national and EU level experts (trained psychologists, lawyers, experts in compensation) and victim support organisations, facilitate access to information about victims' rights and their application in practice and will run a comprehensive website. The EU Centre should in particular develop a specific list gathering psycho-trauma experts specifically trained to deal with post-traumatic syndrome characteristic to victims of terrorism, ready to be deployed, immediately after a terrorist attack to the Member State concerned. The EU Centre will gather experts, research, knowledge and skills from European Union and around the world;

(iii) to assist the European Commission and the European Network of Victims' Rights (hereinafter “ENVR”) in reinforcing operational coordination between Member States and victim associations including assistance in identifying the authorities responsible for victims’ attention and care in each Member State, as well as establishing safe communication channels allowing immediate exchange of information about victims from different Member States. The ENVR is a network consisting of EU Member State professionals (usually from the Ministries of Justice) acting in the field of victims’ rights;

(iv) to evaluate the necessity and the feasibility of setting up of a EU Coordination Centre for Victims of Terrorism.

All actions of the EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of terrorism will be under the steer and close supervision of the commission and in cooperation with the European Network of Victims' Rights.

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: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
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:

Commission Decision of 31.1.2019 on the financing of the Pilot project “Setting up a EU Centre of Expertise for Victims of Terrorism” and the adoption of the work programme for 2018

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:

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.1.1)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: 25/06/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, 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: 27/06/2019
Local time: 11:00

Commission building - MO59

Rue Montoyer 59, 1040 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 payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

For British tenderers:

Please be aware that after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rules of access to EU procurement procedures of economic operators established in third countries will apply to candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom depending on the outcome of the negotiations. In case such access is not provided by legal provisions in force candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom could be rejected from the procurement procedure.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Same as above
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Same as above
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: