Services - 272625-2019

12/06/2019    S111    - - Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

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2019/S 111-272625

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Emil Holms Kanal 20
København C
Contact person: Holger Haarløv
Telephone: +45 28542264
NUTS code: DK011

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses
Discovery Networks Denmark ApS
NUTS code: DK011

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
Nordic Entertainment Group UK Ltd
W4 5RU
United Kingdom
NUTS code: DK011

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
The Walt Disney Company Nordic, Filial af The Walt Disney Company Nordic AB, Sverige
NUTS code: DK011

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
TV2 Danmark A/S
NUTS code: DK011

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses
Turner Broadcasting System Denmark ApS
NUTS code: DK011

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

The Contracting Authority consists of the six (6) television broadcasting entities mentioned above and cf. the Tender Conditions, Part 1.2.

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Media
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Media Business

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Competitive Procedure with Negotation reg. Measurement of Viewers (MOV) in Denmark

Reference number: 19/01126
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The tender regards the Contract for the Measurement of Viewers (hereinafter the ‘MOV’) in Denmark published in Tenders Electronics Daily (TED).

The tender procedure is carried out in accordance with the Danish Public Procurement Act. The tender will be carried out as a competitive procedure with negotiation, which means that any economic entity can apply for pre-qualification, but only applicants invited by the Contracting Authority may participate in the negotiations and subsequently submit a final bid.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000 000.00 DKK
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK011
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The leading Danish TV stations have been responsible for the MOV in Denmark since 1992. The Contracting Authority is now tendering the contract to conduct the joint MOV for all the participants of the Contracting Authority for the period of 2022-2026 with an option for a 3-year extension until 2029. With the aim of ensuring that the Contracting Authority continues to represent a well-respected measurement of viewers in Denmark, a tender is called for a MOV that provides an accurate and comprehensive measurement of viewing behavior, is flexible with regards to market and technological developments, and is cost effective for the Contracting Authority. The MOV must adhere to the Contracting Authority’s quality standards, thus ensuring that it can continue to constitute the necessary trading currency on which TV ad sales, etc. can be based for the commercial side of the Danish TV industry, as well as being a credible source for public service accounts and other reports for the public service broadcasters.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000 000.00 DKK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract has a base period of five (5) years. The contract can be extended for an additional three (3) years if the Contracting Authority gives the supplier written notice hereof no later than 18 months prior to the expiration of the base period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Amongst the Applicants that fulfil the minimum requirements regarding exclusion and the minimum requirements regarding eligibility of Applicants, the Contracting Authority will pre-qualify 3-5 applicants.

The decision of selecting the 3-5 applicants will be made based on the information given in the ESPD regarding the applicant’s technical capacity cf. the objective criteria described in the tender conditions, Part and 4.6.

The Contracting Authority will aim to pre-qualify as many as five (5) applicants. However, the Contracting Authority reserves the right to pre-qualify no more than three (3) applicants if the Contracting Authority can objectively demonstrate that there’s a substantial difference in the level of fulfilment between the preferred three (3) or four (4) applicants and the remaining applicant(s).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/07/2019
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 22/08/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 08/10/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Pursuant to Section 62, Paragraph 2, of the Danish Public Procurement Act, the Contracting Authority do not reserve the right to award the contract after receipt of the initial bids. Accordingly, negotiations will be initiated as described below.

The Contracting Authority intends to send out invitations to participate in the tender on 22.8.2019. The invitation to participate in the tender also includes an invitation to attend an information at DR in Copenhagen on 3.9.2019 (tentative). At the information meeting, the Contracting Authority will give the pre-qualified entities a presentation of the tender material and answer any questions from the participants. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the information meeting if necessary.

The pre-qualified entities (now tenderers) will be asked to submit their initial bid no later than 24.10.2019 at 4:00 p.m. The tenderers are allowed to submit up to two (2) bids — 1 mandatory bid and 1 optional bid that are both based on the tender material including the requirement specification. The tenderers are made aware that the verification of the information in the ESPD must be included in the initial bid cf. the tender conditions Part 4.7. The negotiation phase will commence once the Contracting Authority has evaluated the initial bids.

There will be only 1 negotiation phase during this tender. The negotiation phase will include 2 negotiation meetings with each of the pre-qualified tenderers cf. the tender conditions, Part 7.1.2.

The duration of the meetings will depend on if the tenderers have submitted 1 or 2 bids. Accordingly, each tenderer who have submitted only one bid will be invited to 2 negotiation meetings in Copenhagen each with a duration of five (5) hours from 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. Tenderers who have submitted 2 bids will also be invited to 2 negotiation meetings in Copenhagen each with a duration of seven (7) hours from 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. The last 2 hours (from 2:00 — 4:00 p.m.) of each meeting will be dedicated specifically to negotiating the optional bid. The negotiation phase will be planned so that each the Contracting Authority will meet all the tenderers once before beginning the round of the second meetings.

No tenderer will be excluded during the negotiation phase and so all the pre-qualified entities will have the opportunity to submit their final bid after the negotiation phase. Deadline for submitting the final bid(s) is 8.4.2020 at 4:00 p.m.

It is emphasized that the Contracting Authority will not pay the applicants/tenderers any money for participating in the tender process.

Any interested entities are strongly encouraged to read the tender material closely. Special attention should be put to the tender conditions including the description of the minimum requirements regarding exclusion and eligibility, the contract, the requirement specification and the enclosed copy of the Cooperation Agreement 2019 which regulate the internal affairs of the members of the Contracting Authority.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Klagenævnet for udbud
Nævnenes Hus, Toldboden 2
Telephone: +45 72405600

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen
Carl Jacobsens Vej 35
Telephone: +45 41715000

Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: