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Belgium-Brussels: Input and Participation of SME Associations and Environmental NGOs into Environmental Footprint TAB and PEFCR/OEFSR development (2 Lots)
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Input and Participation of SME Associations and Environmental NGOs into Environmental Footprint TAB and PEFCR/OEFSR development (2 Lots)
In the coming years, businesses will have the possibility to volunteer to develop rules for calculating the Environmental footprint for their products or sector based on the Product and Organisation environmental footprint methods, through a multi-stakeholder process.
Input from environmental NGOs and organisations representing SMEs is needed in the development or update of Product environmental footprint category rules (PEFCR) and Organisation environmental footprint sector rules (OEFSR). Furthermore, the contractor will be expected to contribute to shaping solutions to technical (Life Cycle Assessment) issues related to the implementation of the Environmental footprint methods and the product — and sector-specific rules, and provide comments to drafts and participate in the discussions related to developments in the Technical advisory board (TAB). The contractor will gather input from its membership to convey consolidated input.
Stakeholder representation: Environmental NGOs
Providing the services tendered requires expertise in Life Cycle Assessment and knowledge of EU instruments for environmental product policy (e.g. EU Ecolabel, Ecodesign, Environmental Footprint).
Services will include participation in 4 Technical Secretariats (the volunteers leading the development of product — or sector-specific rules), participating in the work of the governance bodies of the process, providing comments on drafts and gathering comments from their membership.
Open call for tender. Service Contract for a duration of 12 months. Contract is renewable twice (overall total of 36 months). Yearly budget of 40 000 EUR therefore a total budget of 120 000 EUR over 36 months.
Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2018/S 056-123139 on 21.3.2018 with the title: 'Support to SMEs and environmental NGOs for the participation in Environmental Footprint TAB and PEFCR/OEFSR development.'.
Stakeholder representation: SMEs
Services will include participation in 4 Technical secretariats (the volunteers leading the development of product — or sector-specific rules), participating in the work of the governance bodies of the process, providing comments on drafts and gathering comments from their membership.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to procurement documents (see Point 1.1 and 1.7 of the tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
Avenue de Beaulieu 5, B — 1160 Brussels. Salle D.
A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening (no expenses paid).
For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Failing that, the Contracting Authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.
Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation Nº 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, 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.