Services - 250099-2021

19/05/2021    S96

Belgium-Brussels: Provision of Consultancy Services, Including for the Design, Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Structural Reforms in EU Member States

2021/S 096-250099

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (REFORM)
Postal address: Rue de la Loi 170, Wetstraat 170
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Giuseppe Menchi, Head of Unit Reform.A.1
E-mail: REFORM-FWC003@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/structural-reform-support_en
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/structural-reform-support_en
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=7181
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=7181
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:

Provision of Consultancy Services, Including for the Design, Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Structural Reforms in EU Member States

Reference number: REFORM/2021/OP/0006
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of consultancy services to support the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of structural reforms in one or more EU Member States, in one or more policy areas including the following, amongst others:

— governance and public administration including digital administration;

— revenue administration and public financial management;

— sustainable growth and business environment;

— labour market, education, health and social services;

— financial sector and access to finance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 374 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Consultancy Services to Support DG REFORM for the Implementation of Technical Support Projects

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: AT Österreich
NUTS code: BE Belgique / België
NUTS code: BG България  / Bulgaria
NUTS code: CY Κύπρος  / Kýpros
NUTS code: CZ Česko
NUTS code: DE Deutschland
NUTS code: DK Danmark
NUTS code: EE Eesti
NUTS code: EL Ελλάδα  / Elláda
NUTS code: ES España
NUTS code: FI Suomi / Finland
NUTS code: FR France
NUTS code: HR Hrvatska
NUTS code: HU Magyarország
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
NUTS code: IT Italia
NUTS code: LT Lietuva
NUTS code: LU Luxembourg
NUTS code: LV Latvija
NUTS code: MT Malta
NUTS code: NL Nederland
NUTS code: PL Polska
NUTS code: PT Portugal
NUTS code: RO România
NUTS code: SE Sverige
NUTS code: SI Slovenija
NUTS code: SK Slovensko
Main site or place of performance:

One, several or all of the above EU Member States.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Internet address provided in section I.3)

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: 350 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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:

Regulation (EU) 2021/240 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 February 2021 establishing a technical support instrument.

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Expert Support to DG Reform in the Execution of its Tasks

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: AT Österreich
NUTS code: BE Belgique / België
NUTS code: BG България  / Bulgaria
NUTS code: CY Κύπρος  / Kýpros
NUTS code: CZ Česko
NUTS code: DE Deutschland
NUTS code: DK Danmark
NUTS code: EE Eesti
NUTS code: EL Ελλάδα  / Elláda
NUTS code: ES España
NUTS code: FI Suomi / Finland
NUTS code: FR France
NUTS code: HR Hrvatska
NUTS code: HU Magyarország
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
NUTS code: IT Italia
NUTS code: LT Lietuva
NUTS code: LU Luxembourg
NUTS code: LV Latvija
NUTS code: MT Malta
NUTS code: NL Nederland
NUTS code: PL Polska
NUTS code: PT Portugal
NUTS code: RO România
NUTS code: SE Sverige
NUTS code: SI Slovenija
NUTS code: SK Slovensko
Main site or place of performance:

One, several or all of the above EU Member States.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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: 24 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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:

Regulation (EU) 2021/240 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 February 2021 establishing a technical support instrument.

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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
List and brief description of conditions:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 8
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: 2020/S 213-520767
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/07/2021
Local time: 15:00
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/07/2021
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Wetstraat 170, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

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

In accordance with Annex I, Chapter 1, Section 2, p.11.1 (e) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, the contracting authority may use the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice with the contractors to increase the maximum ceiling of the framework contract. The contracting authority may trigger the subsequent use of this procedure in case the use of the framework contract is faster than foreseen. The new services will cover similar services as in the framework contract accounting for not more than 50 % of the initial contract amount. The amount under Section II.1.5) does not include such increase. The conditions under which the new services will be awarded will be those in the framework contracts and their annexes that will be in force at the time of launch of the negotiated procedure.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support
Town: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Internet address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/structural-reform-support_en
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/05/2021