Services - 245195-2018

08/06/2018    S108    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Falling into the middle-income trap? A study on the risks for EU regions to be caught in a middle-income trap and the factors that are holding back the development of middle-income economies in the EU

2018/S 108-245195

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy, TA Cell BU-1
Rue de la Loi 200
Brussels
1049
Belgium
Contact person: DG REGIO A.3 — Budget and Financial management
Telephone: +32 22965768
E-mail: REGIO-CONTRACT@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

Falling into the middle-income trap? A study on the risks for EU regions to be caught in a middle-income trap and the factors that are holding back the development of middle-income economies in the EU

Reference number: 2018CE16BAT055
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The study follows up on the findings of the 7th Cohesion Report of the European Commission which highlighted the development challenges of a group of middle-income EU regions, and the risk for those regions to be caught in the so-called ‘middle-income trap.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Contractors premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The present call for a tender aims at providing robust evidence on the existence of middle income traps across EU regions, on which factors are holding back the development of their economies and on what can low-income regions in the EU do to avoid the middle-income trap in the future.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

As tendering documents and any additional information are available on the website of Directorate-General for Regional Policy at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/, potential tenderers are requested to regularly verify the internet website.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/08/2018
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/08/2018
Local time: 11:00
Place:

European Commission - Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy - avenue de Beaulieu 5, B-1160 Brussels, Belgium.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Each tenderer may take part or send a representative. Please inform the Contracting Authority by email on the address indicated in Section I, at least 3 working days before the opening, providing for the participant: the name and first name, date of birth, nationality, ID or passport number and valid date.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

As tendering documents and any additional information are available on the website of Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/, potential tenderers are requested to regularly verify the internet website.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/06/2018