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Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Legal protection insurance for staff
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).
Legal protection for staff for the representation as plaintiff
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.
General budget of the European Union
Legal protection for staff for the representation as defendant
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.
Legal protection for staff for the representation as plaintiff or defendant
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.
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
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
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.