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Services - 22171-2018

18/01/2018    S12

Belgium-Bruxelles: Cascading Framework Contracts for the provision of tax and customs information services

2018/S 012-022171

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 — DG Taxation and Customs Unit (TAXUD)
Postal address: rue Joseph II, 79 — Office 05/40
Town: Bruxelles
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Mr Stéphane Mail Fouilleul
E-mail: taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_en
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Taxation and Customs Union

Section II: Object

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

Cascading Framework Contracts for the provision of tax and customs information services

Reference number: TAXUD/2017/AO-07
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Cascading framework contracts to carry out studies and comparative analysis in various tax and customs areas.

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: 10 554 720.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311400 Economic research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

From the contractor's usual premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor shall conduct studies on various taxation and customs issues. The topics to be covered and the delivery dates are determined by the commission on a case-by-case basis following a request for service sent to the contractor. The taxation-related topics to be examined are related either to the monitoring of legislation, the analysis of fiscal aspects of the commission work programme, to important tax developments on the national, European and international level or to preliminary assessments of the EU-law compliance of Member States’ tax legislation and its practical implementation.

The customs-related topics to be examined are related either to analysing the existing or expected impact of EU customs policy and legislation, to their practical implementation in Member States, or with a view to proposing new policy. They may relate to the interaction between customs policy and implementation of customs measures in the enforcement of other policies (such as agriculture, health and safety, environment).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: As laid down in the procurement documents / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
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 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
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: 2017/S 160-329617
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: TAXUD/2017/CC/141
Title:

Cascading Framework Contract for the provision of tax and customs information services — ranked first

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
10/01/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: PricewaterhouseCoopers EU Services EESV
Town: Saint-Stevens-Woluwe
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: 1932
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Law Square bvba
Town: Saint-Stevens-Woluwe
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: 1932
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 10 554 720.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: TAXUD/2017/CC/142
Title:

Cascading Framework Contract for the provision of tax and customs information services — ranked second

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
10/01/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Deloitte Belastingsconsulenten
Town: Zaventem
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: 1930
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 10 554 720.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: TAXUD/2017/CC/143
Title:

Cascading Framework Contract for the provision of tax and customs information services — ranked third

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
10/01/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Town: Berlin
NUTS code: DE3 BERLIN
Postal code: 10785
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 10 554 720.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Complementary services may be requested by the commission according to the conditions foreseen in Article 104.5 of the Financial Regulation and in Article 134.1(e) of the rules of application, for a maximum value of 50 % of the framework contract's awarded amount.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman — CS 30403
Town: Strasbourg Cedex
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Fax: +33 388179062
Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for taxation and customs Union
Postal address: J79 05/40
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22995050
Fax: +32 22995444
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_en
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/01/2018