Services - 272600-2016

06/08/2016    S151    European Investment Bank - Services - Contract award notice - Restricted procedure 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Framework agreement to support EIB advisory services (EIBAS) activities inside and outside EU-28

2016/S 151-272600

Contract award notice


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s):

European Investment Bank, 98–100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, 2950 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG. Contact: Mrs Véronique Paulon, Procurement and Purchasing Division, ref.: VP-1259. Tel. (+352) 4379-1. Fax (+352) 43 77 04. E-mail: CS-procurement@eib.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bei.org

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/calls/vp-1259

I.2)Type of the contracting authority and main activity or activities:
European institution/agency or international organisation.
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no.


Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework agreement to support EIB advisory services (EIBAS) activities inside and outside EU-28.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Services.
Main place of performance: European Investment Bank.
NUTS code: LU000.
II.1.3)The notice involves:
The conclusion of a framework agreement.
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The European Investment Bank (‘EIB’) is launching a call for tenders (restricted procedure) with the aim of establishing multiple framework agreements (‘FWA(s)’) with specialised service providers to support the EIB, in particular the Advisory Services Department, throughout its countries of operations inside and outside the European Union.
FWAs, with reopening of competition at the level of each assignment, will be concluded with several successful tenderers per lot for an initial period of 2 years. These FWAs may be renewed for 2 further 1-year periods up to a maximum total of 4 years. The specific contracts for an assignment will be either global price and/or fee-based.
The FWC consists of 5 lots. These will primarily cover the following sectors:
• lot 1: environment,
• lot 2: energy,
• lot 3: transport,
• lot 4: smart growth, social infrastructure and Horizon 2020,
• lot 5: SME access to finance and private sector development, PPPs, macroeconomy and financial sector policies.
During the implementation period of the FWA, for each individual assignment, several framework contractors within the relevant lot will be invited to submit an offer. When submitting an offer for a specific contract, the framework contractor will respect the maximum prices on which basis it won the FWA. The EIB, acting as the contracting authority, will choose the offer with best value for money for the assignment on the basis of the technical quality of the offer and the price of the services, and will conclude a specific contract with that framework contractor who submitted the most economically advantageous offer.
The individual assignments will cover, but not be limited to, the following activities:
— advice on the conceptual development and structuring of projects,
— advice on specific aspects of project preparation, such as financial analysis, economic analysis, environmental and social assessment, procurement planning, technical assessment, etc.,
— provision of project preparation and implementation support to promoters including management of major technical assistance programmes. These can involve large one-off assignments in the areas of project preparation, project implementation and institutional support, including representing the EIB at project steering committee meetings,
— provision of specific leading expertise in engineering and economics to undertake specific studies or research in a particular area or sub-sector,
— review of documentation such as feasibility studies, EIAs, ESIAs technical designs, tender documents, etc.,
— advice on compliance with EU law, environmental legislation, competition rules and other EU regulatory matters, and conformity with EU policy and technical and legislative standards,
— assistance in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding, in particular in the context of the European structural and investment funds (ESIF),
— support all stages of project implementation in matters such as procurement, project management, development of project implementation units (PIUs), progress monitoring, institutional strengthening, contract management and claim resolution,
— support to the independent quality review (IQR): in the context of 2014–2020 cohesion policy (Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17.12.2013 (Common Provisions Regulation)); it is proposed that the Joint assistance to support projects in European regions (Jaspers) acts as an independent quality reviewer and a new IQR division has been created. Services sought include work on independent quality reviews and post-submission appraisals,
— support to the identification, preparation and implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)-related activities and tasks.
The FWA will mainly provide short-term operational services (less than 6 months) but longer assignments (more than 6 months) may also be requested. These could include, among others, feasibility study preparation for investment projects, institutional support for capacity building; and project implementation support.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
79400000, 79410000, 79411100, 79412000, 79418000, 79421000, 66171000, 71000000, 71210000, 71240000, 71241000, 71242000, 71310000, 71311000, 71318000, 71321100, 71541000, 72224000, 79421100, 79421200.
II.1.6)Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
Yes.


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure:
Restricted.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
Criteria:
1. Methodology. Weighting: 40 %.
2. Framework agreement management team. Weighting: 30 %.
4. Price. Weighting: 30 %.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
VP-1259.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract:
No.


Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award:
8.7.2016.
V.2)Number of offers received:
42.
V.5)The contract is likely to be subcontracted:
No.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by EU funds:
No.
VI.2)Additional information:
Information related to Section V ‘Award of the contract’ can be asked directly to the contracting authority.
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27.7.2016.