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Belgium-Brussels: Current practices in enforcement of EU marine fuel suppliers and options for improvement under the scope of Council Directive 1999/32/EC
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Current practices in enforcement of EU marine fuel suppliers and options for improvement under the scope of Council Directive 1999/32/EC.
A cost-efficient and coherent implementation and enforcement of Council Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels is of high priority to achieve its projected health and environmental benefits resulting from reduced sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping, thus promoting fair competition and increased sustainability of maritime transport.
This is addressed by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/253 which focuses on the necessity that Member States ensure sufficiently frequent and accurate inspections and sampling of marine fuels used on board ships. The provisions on enforcement on fuel suppliers are addressed more broadly than those on sampling of marine fuels on board. This contract is aimed at clarifying or screening how Member States competent authorities act in respect of fuel oil suppliers, also very relevant in view of the requirement on global cap entering into force in 2020.
Open call for tender — service contract of 36 months.
Please note that the budget given in PIN 2016/S 043-070158 of 2.3.2016 was 75 000 EUR and the title was ‘Current practice in enforcement of marine fuel suppliers and options for improvement’.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to tender documents (see points 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
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Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1(e) of the rules of application to the 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.
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.