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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Editorial Services for the EIB

2022/S 093-252214

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Investment Bank
Postal address: 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2950
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: cs-procurement@eib.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.eib.org
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eib.org/en/about/procurement/index.htm
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=10742
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=10742
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Editorial Services for the EIB

Reference number: CFT-1652
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79820000 Services related to printing
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The EIB launches a call for tender (open procedure) to conclude a multi-provider framework agreement (FWA) with multiple service providers specialised in editorial services for the EIB. The new multi-provider framework agreement will cover a full range of editorial services, including content grading and reviewing, developmental editing, copyediting, proofing and content creation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 480 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
22120000 Publications
79970000 Publishing services
79821100 Proofreading services
79820000 Services related to printing
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Luxembourg.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The EIB will select service providers in order to provide the following editorial services:

(a) developmental editing,

(b) copyediting,

(c) proofreading,

(d) reviewing and grading.

These services must accommodate all EIB technical specifications, including:

— the EIB Style Guide,

— intended publication word count,

— intended target audience,

— checking the accuracy and consistency of the content and ensuring internal consistency throughout the work.

The Bank’s outputs may be drafted by several authors and by non-native English speakers. Therefore, an important task is to ensure a consistent writing style in English throughout the document.

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: 480 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

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: 5
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/06/2022
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:
English
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: 16/06/2022
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Tenders will be opened in a non-public procedure. Upon written request to the EIB (see Section I.1)), the written record of the opening of tenders will be provided to economic operators who submitted a tender.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tenders will be opened in a non-public procedure. Upon written request to the EIB (see Section I.1)), the written record of the opening of tenders will be provided to economic operators who submitted a tender.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in Section I.3) in the last five calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in Section IV.2.2), the European Investment Bank reserves:

(i) the right to extend this time limit;

(ii) to postpone the date and time of tender opening stated in Section IV.2.7) accordingly and publish these changes at the internet address provided in Section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in Section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

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: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Tenderers may in the first instance submit any concerns regarding the procurement to the Bank using the contact details under Section I.1) of this contract notice.

If tenderers or other interested parties, believe that the EIB committed an instance of maladministration, (e.g. it has failed to act in accordance with its established policies, standards and procedures or to respect the principles of good administration), they may lodge a complaint to the EIB Group Complaints Mechanism (seehttps://www.eib.org/en/about/accountability/complaints/index.htm) within one year from the date when the alleged action, decision or omission by the Bank could be reasonably known by the complainant. If unhappy with the outcome, tenderers can seek a review of the EIB Group’s reply to the complaint by the European Ombudsman (see https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).

Within two months of notification of the outcome of the procedure (award decision), tenderers may launch an action for its annulment and/or damages. Any request tenderers may make and any reply from the Bank or any complaint of maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment nor open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated under Section VI.4.1) of this contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/05/2022