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Services - 223369-2020

14/05/2020    S94

Belgium-Brussels: European Digital Media Observatory — SMART 2019/1087

2020/S 094-223369

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate I: Media Policy, Unit I4: Media Convergence and Social Media
Postal address: BU25 04/020
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
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:

European Digital Media Observatory — SMART 2019/1087

Reference number: SMART 2019/1087
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject matter of the contract is to provide core service platform of a digital service infrastructure which will serve fact-checkers and academic researcher with expertise in the field of online disinformation and open to collaboration with media organisations and medi literacy practitioners. In order to contribute to a deeper understanding of the relevant actors, vectors, tools, methods, dissemination dynamics, prioritised targets and impact on society. The platform will advance the development of an EU market of fact-checking services, increase the scientific knowledge available on online disinformation and support public authorities in charge of monitoring digital media and developing new policies.

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: 2 449 335.00 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 section II.1.4).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology and tools for performing the tasks / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 20
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: yes
Identification of the project:

Connecting Europe Facility/CEF.

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: 2019/S 189-458564
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: LC-01464044
Title:

European Digital Media Observatory — SMART 2019/1087

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
27/04/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 7
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: European University Institute
National registration number: 80020410488
Postal address: Via dei Roccettini 9
Town: Florence
NUTS code: ITI14 Firenze
Postal code: 50014
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Aarhus University
National registration number: 31119103
Postal address: Nordre Ringgade 1
Town: Aarhus
NUTS code: DK04 Midtjylland
Postal code: 8000
Country: Denmark
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Athens Technology Center S.A. Industrial & Commercial Advanced Technology Products (ATC S.A.)
Postal address: Rizareiou str. 10
Town: Halandri
NUTS code: EL30 Aττική
Postal code: 15233
Country: Greece
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Pagella Politica SRL
National registration number: 0259501352
Postal address: Via Bernardino Zacchetti 31
Town: Reggio Emilia
NUTS code: ITH53 Reggio nell’Emilia
Postal code: 42124
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 2 500 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 2 499 335.00 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: 4 %

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 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
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 using the contact means 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:
07/05/2020