Services - 212396-2015

20/06/2015    S118    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology — SMART 2013/0065, lot 3, lot 4 and lot 5

2015/S 118-212396

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit F4 — European Semester and Knowledge Base
BU25, 04/113
Contact point(s): Central Financial Unit
For the attention of: Ms Lucilla Sioli, Head of Unit
1049 Brussels
Belgium
E-mail: cnect-r2-eoi@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/call-for-tenders

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=761

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.3)Main activity
General public services
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology — SMART 2013/0065, lot 3, lot 4 and lot 5.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The framework contract intends to provide a facility through which DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology directorates/entities can obtain evaluation and impact assessment-related services through a swift and simple procedure. These services will range from providing technical advice, assessment and support, including the development of methodologies and tools, to conducting evaluation analyses and/or impact assessment studies.
This framework contract comprises 5 lots. The current call for tenders concerns lot 3, lot 4 and lot 5:
lot 3: 'In the field of spectrum policy, the provision of technical and methodological assistance, and conducting technical, impact assessment and/or evaluation studies, supporting implementation and review of EU spectrum law including the radio spectrum policy programme (RSPP), as well as potential reporting on those issues';
lot 4: 'In the field of regulation of connectivity services and electronic communications networks and services, the provision of technical and methodological support and conducting impact assessment and/or evaluation studies';
lot 5: 'In the field of audiovisual and media policies, the provision of methodological support and conducting impact assessment and/or evaluation studies'.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
Maximum value: 10 000 000 EUR.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Technical and methodological assistance in the organisation and implementation of impact assessment activities
1)Short description

Contract awarded on 14.4.2015; contract award notice 2015/S 94-167870 of 16.5.2015.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

3)Quantity or scope
Maximum value: 5 000 000 EUR.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Conducting evaluation studies of an 'ex ante', interim and/or 'ex post' nature
1)Short description
Currently under evaluation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

3)Quantity or scope
Maximum value: 5 000 000 EUR.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the field of spectrum policy
1)Short description
Lot 3 impact assessment and/or evaluation activities will cover the provision of technical advice, assessment and support, including the development of methodologies and tools, as well as carry out technical, evaluation and/or impact assessment studies, only in the field of spectrum policy.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

3)Quantity or scope
Maximum value: 4 000 000 EUR.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the field of regulation of connectivity services and electronic communications networks and services
1)Short description
Lot 4 impact assessment and/or evaluation activities will cover technical and methodological assistance in the organisation and implementation of evaluations and impact assessments, and carry out studies of an 'ex ante', interim and/or 'ex post' nature in the field of regulation of connectivity services and electronic communications networks and services, including activities for early policy development purposes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

3)Quantity or scope
Maximum value: 3 000 000 EUR.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the field of audiovisual and media policies
1)Short description
Lot 5 impact assessment and/or evaluation activities will cover technical and methodological assistance, as well as carry out impact assessment and evaluation studies in the field of audiovisual and media policies including the initiatives to be taken under the regulatory fitness and performance programme (REFIT).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

3)Quantity or scope
Maximum value: 3 000 000 EUR.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See tender specifications and model framework service contract.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See tender specifications and model framework service contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: See tender specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender specifications.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See 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
Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
SMART 2013/0065.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
30.7.2015 - 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: 14.8.2015 - 10:00

Place:

Commission building BU25, meeting room 0/S5, avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 authorised representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of tenders. Tenderers who wish to attend the opening session have to inform Ms Sari Niemenmaa by e-mail to cnect-r2-eoi@ec.europa.eu and specify the name of the person who will attend the opening at least 48 hours in advance.

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Measures concerning the digital content, and audiovisual and other media industries.
VI.3)Additional information
Tender documents will be available at the address indicated under heading I.1. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderer's responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
2925 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification of the plaintiff, or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. 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

European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit R.2 — Finance, attention: Marie-Christine Laffineur
office: BU25 04/024
1049 Brussels
Belgium
E-mail: marie-christine.laffineur@ec.europa.eu
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11.6.2015