Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment, ENV. SRD.2 — Finance
Postal address: BU-9, 01/005
Postal code: 1049
For the attention of: Markets Team
Telephone: +32 22960008
General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm
Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=597
Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Assessment and management of environmental impact and risks resulting from the exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: 'Extra muros'.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The objective of this study is to provide the Commission with the necessary knowledge basis to assess the need for possible further policy action on the management of environmental impact and risks resulting from the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons.
This study complements earlier studies that focused on the risks related to the onshore exploration and extraction of coal bed methane, tight gas, tight oil and shale gas.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Single contract. Please note that this contract was published in the prior information notice OJ 2014/S 34-054570 of 18.2.2014 with the title 'Complementary study on unconventional fossil fuels (risk management; standards)' with a budget of 250 000 EUR but that this contract has now been split into 2 different studies. The first study with a budget of between 120 000 EUR and 170 000 EUR was published in OJ 2014/S 125-221772 of 3.7.2014 with the title 'Study on the application in relevant Member States of the Commission Recommendation on minimum principles for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high volume hydraulic fracturing'.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 134 000 and 150 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to tender documents. See Article 1.4 of the model contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to tender documents. See points 1.3 and 1.4 of the tender specifications.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documents. See points 1.1 and 1.6 of the tender specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documents. See point 2.3.1 of the tender specifications.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the tender documents — see point 2.3.2 of the tender specifications.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 34-054570 of 18.2.2014
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
29.9.2014 - 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders Date: 13.10.2014 - 10:30
avenue de Beaulieu 5, 1160 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 representative per tenderer (with proof of identity) may attend the opening of tenders (no expenses paid). Please inform email@example.com of the name of the attendee in advance of the opening.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
In line with Article 134.1(f) of the rules of application to the Financial Regulation No 966/2012 of 25.10.2012, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the exceptional negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) consisting in the repetition of similar services (up to a maximum of 50 % of the original contract value) entrusted to the economic operator awarded the initial contract by the same contracting authority.
Tender specifications and related documents for this call can be downloaded from the e-tendering link given in Section I.1:
These tender specifications may be complemented by an addendum/corrigendum or 'Questions & answers'. In such a case, this information will be published at the latest 5 working days before the deadline for tender submission. You are therefore invited to consult the site regularly. The documents will be visible and downloadable but if you ‘register' to the call by simply adding your e-mail address and a password, you will be automatically informed of all changes that may be published (additional documents, answers to questions raised, etc.).
The Commission will not be liable should the tenderers not take notice of this additional information before submitting their bids.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: