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09/07/2014    S129

Belgium-Brussels: Provision of tax and customs information services (TAXUD/2014/AO-04)

2014/S 129-229870

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
Postal address: rue Joseph II 79 (office J-79 6/40)
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Jean-Louis Vergnolle
E-mail: taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22963332
Fax: +32 22995444

Internet address(es):

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

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
Other: Taxation and Customs Union.
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:
Provision of tax and customs information services (TAXUD/2014/AO-04).
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: The services will be carried out primarily at the contractor's usual 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: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Framework contract to carry out studies and comparative analysis in various tax and customs areas.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79311400 Economic research services

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: no
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:
Multiple framework contracts covering the activities to be carried out over a maximum period of 4 years with the minimal duration of 2 years with 2 possible extensions of 1 year each.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As stated in the tendering specifications.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Tenders from consortia of firms or groups of services providers, contractors or suppliers must specify and quantify the role, qualifications and experience of each member of the consortium or group. In case of a joint offer, one of the companies has to be designated as the prime contractor but partners in a joint offer assume joint and several liabilities towards the European Commission for the performance of the contract as a whole.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As stated in the tendering specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tendering specifications.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the tendering 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:
TAXUD/2014/AO-04.
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
1.9.2014 - 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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 8.9.2014

Place:

rue Joseph II 79, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

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

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Subject to prior request to taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu — only 1 representative of each tenderer.

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: no
VI.3)Additional information

(1) The documents will be available for downloading from the website of the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, within 1 week after the publication of this notice in the 'Official Journal of the European Union'. The Internet address for access to the documents is http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/common/tenders_grants/tenders/index_en.htm

(2) Complementary services, as stated in the tendering specifications, may be requested by the Commission, according to the conditions foreseen in Article 104 of the Financial Regulation and in Article 134.1(f) of the rules of application, for a maximum value of 50 % of the framework contract awarded amount.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, CS 30403
Town: Strasbourg
Postal code: 67001 Cedex
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Fax: +33 388179062
Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The lodging of an appeal by a tenderer against the contract award decision must be done within 2 months from the date of sending of the letter informing the tenderers that the contracting authority has made a decision regarding the award of a contract.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
Postal address: J79 06/40
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22963332
Fax: +32 22995444
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_en.htm

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27.6.2014