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Services - 22872-2020

17/01/2020    S12

Belgium-Brussels: Preparatory Action — Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century

2020/S 012-022872

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
Postal address: Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 130 Office: L-130 10/037
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: agri-evaluation@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/evaluation/index_en.htm
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Agriculture and rural development

Section II: Object

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

Preparatory Action — Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century

Reference number: AGRI-2019-EVAL-04
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000 Market research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The general aim of this preparatory action is to set up plans and strategies for establishing Smart Villages and test them by putting them into practice. This action will complement and take up lessons from the actions and initiatives under the EU Action for Smart Villages and the pilot project on ‘Smart Eco-Social Villages’. The focus of the latter is on defining Smart Eco-Social Villages, identifying challenges and needs and collecting good practice examples to be used by decision makers and rural communities.

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: 2 757 155.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000 Agricultural services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Delivery will usually be at the contractor's location.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority aims to establish a contract with a single contractor in order to conclude a preparatory action on smart rural areas in the 21st century.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: quality / Weighting: 60
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:

EU administrative appropriations

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 150-368511
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: AGRI-2019-409
Title:

Preparatory Action — Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
18/12/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: E40 Group EEIG
Postal address: Piheno u. 10
Town: Solymar
NUTS code: HU120 Pest
Postal code: 2083
Country: Hungary
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Institut für Ländliche Strukturforschung an der Johan Wolfgang Goethe Universität
Postal address: Kurfürstenstrasse 49
Town: Frankfurt am Main
NUTS code: DE712 Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Postal code: 60486
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Empirica Gesellshaft für Kommunikations und Technologieforschung mbH
Postal address: Oxfordstrasse 2
Town: Bonn
NUTS code: DEA22 Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Postal code: 53111
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: eConcept Web Solutions Limites
Postal address: 117 Sheriff Street
Town: Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Country: Ireland
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Agricultural University of Athens
Postal address: Iera Odos 75
Town: Athens
NUTS code: EL30 Aττική
Postal code: 11855
Country: Greece
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Boerenbondvereniging voor Innovatieve Projecten
Postal address: Diestsestraat 40
Town: Leuven
NUTS code: BE242 Arr. Leuven
Postal code: 3000
Country: Belgium
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: 3 300 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 2 757 155.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

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
Internet address: http://www.curia.europa.eu/
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in Section I.3)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/01/2020