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Belgium-Brussels: Supporting Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Policies (4 lots)
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Supporting Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Policies (4 lots)
For the successful implementation of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014, it is necessary to put a contract in place for the future (Lot 2) to support implementation. Likewise international negotiations need technical input, and outreach on our policies is necessary (Lot 1). The phase-down needs to be implemented smoothly and a close following of its impacts on the market is necessary (Lot 3). In order to fulfil our obligations under Article 21(2) and 21(4) of the Regulation, requiring reports on HFC availability and alternatives to using SF6 in switchgear as well as alternatives that could replace HFCs in split air conditioning, it is necessary to put lot 4 in place.
International Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas/Ozone Depleting Substances Issues and Dissemination
The general objectives of this lot are to ensure sufficient technical support during the negotiations at international meetings under the Montreal Protocol and to support DG CLIMA in outreach activities, especially on low Global Warming Potential (GWP) alternatives as well as on policy options and scenarios, including at international level.
One tenderer may bid for any number of lots.
The general objective is to support DG CLIMA in implementing the (new) F-gas and Ozone Layer Protection policies. The specific objectives of this tender are to obtain:
— support for the domestic implementation of the F-gas Regulation, in particular as regards the HFC Registry, reporting, quotas, help desk for companies and compliance issues,
— support in the analysis of the derogation requests under the Ozone Regulation.
HFC Price and Phase-down Monitoring
The general objective is to analyse the market and economic aspects of the supply of and demand for HFCs and alternative technologies for internal use by DG CLIMA, supporting the monitoring of the effects of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.
The specific objectives of this contract are to:
— monitor and analyse the market and price developments on the global and EU market for HFCs,
— assess the functioning and impacts of the quota system,
— analyse the impact of the phase-down on innovation in the relevant sectors,
— assess the magnitude of illegal trade and identify non-compliant companies when possible.
Reports on SF6 and Split Air Conditioning
The general objective is to collect, including through EU wide surveys and stakeholder consultations, as well as analyse the pertinent information to support the Commission in issuing assessment reports on switchgears and split A/C systems as referenced above. Furthermore, the work of the consultants should produce recommendations towards further developing EU policies in these areas.
The specific objectives of this tender are to:
— produce an overview of relevant existing alternatives and of ongoing R&D activities for these sectors in the European Union,
— assess the EU market potential of existing alternatives in accordance with the 4 criteria of cost-effectiveness, technical feasibility, energy efficiency and reliability,
— produce recommendations towards further developing EU policies in these areas.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation No 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under Heading I.3). The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under Heading I.1).
If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http:// www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time-limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.
Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1).