Services - 25422-2019

18/01/2019    S13    European Court of Auditors - Services - Contract award notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Legal protection insurance for staff

2019/S 013-025422

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Court of Auditors
12, rue Alcide De Gasperi
Luxembourg
L-1615
Luxembourg
Contact person: ECA Procurement Service
Telephone: +352 4398-47611
E-mail: eca-procurement.service@eca.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4398-46667
NUTS code: LU

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.eca.europa.eu

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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:

Legal protection insurance for staff

Reference number: CPN 634
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66513100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Court of Auditors, whose registered office is in Luxembourg, wishes to select a legal protection insurer for its staff with the aim of guaranteeing its staff members the benefit of legal protection that they can claim in the context of certain disputes arising in the course of their duties, in particular with a view to representing them as claimants or defendants. The procedure consists of 2 stages:

— in the 1st stage any interested economic operator may apply to participate,

— in the 2nd stage the candidates invited to tender will be invited to submit a tender.

The contract is divided into 3 lots. The Court may award the contract either to one insurer for lot 1, to an insurer for lot 1 and to another insurer for lot 2, or to an insurer for lot 3. The same operator may submit a single tender (lot 1, lot 2 or lot 3) or for 2 lots (lot 1 and lot 2).

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Legal protection for staff for the representation as plaintiff

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66513100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the legal expenses insurance contract forming the subject of lot 1 is to cover the costs of proceedings and to provide advisory services in the event of a dispute or litigation between the member of staff and a third party, in particular with a view to representing the member of staff in claiming certain rights in civil, criminal or administrative proceedings or obtaining amicable compensation for the damage suffered. The staff member who is the beneficiary of the legal protection insurance acts as the "victim" in the broader sense of the term.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Price is not the only award criterion; all the criteria are only given in the contract documents. / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
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:

General budget of the European Union

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Legal protection for staff for the representation as defendant

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66513100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the legal protection insurance contract for lot 2 is to cover the costs of the proceedings or the provision of advisory services in the event of a dispute or litigation between the staff member and a third party, with a view, in particular, to defend the staff member in civil, criminal or administrative proceedings. The staff member who is the beneficiary of the legal protection insurance acts as the "accused" in the broader sense of the term.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Price is not the only award criterion; all the criteria are only given in the contract documents. / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
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:

General budget of the European Union

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Legal protection for staff for the representation as plaintiff or defendant

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66513100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the legal protection insurance contract for lot 3 is to cover the costs of the proceedings or the provision of advisory services in the types of situations covered by lots 1 and 2, where the staff members benefitting from the legal protection act as victims or defendants.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Price is not the only award criterion; all the criteria are only given in the contract documents. / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
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:

General budget of the European Union

II.2.14)Additional information

If an insurer is able to offer legal protection in all cases of disputes or litigation to all persons working at the Court, it is invited to bid for lot 3, exclusively.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 083-185960
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CPN 634
Lot No: 1
Title:

Legal protection for staff for the representation as plaintiff

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CPN 634
Lot No: 2
Title:

Legal protection for staff for the representation as defendant

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CPN 634
Lot No: 3
Title:

Legal protection for staff for the representation as plaintiff or defendant

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
L-2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
European Ombudsman
Strasbourg
67001
France
Telephone: +33 388172313

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

VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the tenderer being notified of the award decision or, failing this, of the date on which it became known to them. A complaint made to the European Ombudsman neither suspends this period nor opens a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
European Court of Auditors, Procurement Service
12, rue Alcide de Gasperi
Luxembourg
L-1615
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4398-47611
E-mail: eca-procurement.service@eca.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4398-46955

Internet address: http://www.eca.europa.eu

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/01/2019