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Diensten - 221567-2016

30/06/2016    S124

Belgium-Brussels: Conformity checking and technical assessments of Member States' compliance with the applicable EU environmental legislation (2 lots)

2016/S 124-221567

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment, SRD.2 — Finance
Postal address: BU-9 01/005
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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=1656
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
II.1.1)Title:

Conformity checking and technical assessments of Member States' compliance with the applicable EU environmental legislation (2 lots).

Reference number: ENV.E.3/FRA/2016/0031.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objectives of the framework contract are:

for lot 1 — the drafting of legal assessment which analyses the conformity of national measures with certain directives in the sector of environment. The sectors covered include air, chemicals, nature, waste, water, impact assessment and other environmental issues.

for lot 2 — the drafting of technical assessments on Member States' compliance with the applicable European Union environmental legislation. The sectors for which such technical assessments may be requested include air, chemicals, nature, waste, water, impact assessment and other environmental issues.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 200 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose legislation in the sector of the environment

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90700000 Environmental services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

‘Extra muros’.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For lot 1 — the drafting of legal assessment which analyses the conformity of national measures with certain directives in the sector of environment. The sectors covered include air, chemicals, nature, waste, water, impact assessment and other environmental issues.

The annual budget for lot 1 is 1 100 000 EUR making the total maximum of 4 400 000 EUR for the entire duration of the 48-month contract using a single framework contract with 1 economic operator.

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: 4 400 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The budget for lot 1 is 1 100 000 EUR for each 12-month period (i.e. a maximum of 4 400 000 EUR for the total 48 months).

The framework contract will run for a period of 12 months and shall be renewed automatically 3 times (maximum total of 48 months) on identical terms provided that the contractor's work is satisfactory in all respects and depending on budget availability.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Technical assessments on Member States' compliance with the applicable European Union environmental legislation

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90700000 Environmental services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

‘Extra muros’.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For lot 2 — the drafting of technical assessments on Member States' compliance with the applicable European Union environmental legislation. The sectors for which such technical assessments may be requested include air, chemicals, nature, waste, water, impact assessment and other environmental issues.

The annual budget for lot 2 is 200 000 EUR, making the total maximum 800 000 EUR for the entire duration of the 48-month contract using a cascade system involving 2 to 3 economic operators.

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: 800 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The budget for lot 2 is 200 000 EUR for each 12-month period (i.e. a maximum of 800 000 EUR for the total 48 months).

The framework contract will run for a period of 12 months and shall be renewed automatically 3 times (maximum total of 48 months) on identical terms provided that the contractor's work is satisfactory in all respects and depending on budget availability.

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: no
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:

Please refer to procurement documents (see points 1.1 and 1.7 of the tender specifications).

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.2.3)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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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 043-070158
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 25/08/2016
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:
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/09/2016
Local time: 14:30
Place:

avenue de Beaulieu 5, Room E, 1160 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening (no expenses paid).

For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu

Failing that, the contracting authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

In line with Article 134.1.e) and f) of the rules of application to 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.

Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2016/S 043-070158 on 2.3.2016 with the title: Conformity checking of measures of Member States to transpose directives in the sector of the environment and technical assessments of Member States' compliance with the applicable EU environmental legislation (lot 1 and lot 2).

Point IV.1.3 gives information for only 1 lot. Please note lot 1 will be awarded to a single operator whereas lot 2 will use a cascade system involving 2 to 3 economic operators.

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 4303-1
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:
20/06/2016