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Services - 211424-2017

03/06/2017    S106

Belgium-Brussels: Support to research and innovation policy in the area of bio-based products and services

2017/S 106-211424

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Directorate F — Bioeconomy, Unit F.2 — Biobased products and processing
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: RTD-PROCUREMENTS-AWARD@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1722
Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=tenders-open
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:

Support to research and innovation policy in the area of bio-based products and services.

Reference number: 2016/RTD/F2/OP/PP-04541-2016.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000 Research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall objective of this tender is to provide a range of new information and analyses that will enable policymakers, the scientific community, primary producers, business enterprises and other stakeholders to make more informed decisions about innovative bio-based products. Specifically it will result in better decisions about:

whether and when to consider policy measures to support innovative bio-based products;

where to concentrate research and innovation funding within the overall field of bio-based products;

whether and when to invest in the scaled-up production of innovative bio-based products.

This objective will be achieved through 3 distinct but related tasks comprising the analysis of the environmental impact of innovative bio-based products, raising awareness about commercial and financial success stories within the EU, and finally, identifying the top 20 innovative bio-based products holding the greatest promise for deployment in the coming 5–15 years.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 621 200.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Internet address provided in Section I.1).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and relevance of the methodology / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion - Name: Allocation of resources / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 40
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: Horizon 2020.
II.2.14)Additional information

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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 145-261244
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 30-CE-0872410/00-61
Title:

Support to research and innovation policy in the area of bio-based products and services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
24/04/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: COWI A/S
Postal address: Parallelvej 2
Town: Kongens Lyngby
NUTS code: DK DANMARK
Postal code: 2800
Country: Denmark
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 930 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 621 200.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 50 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
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
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24/05/2017