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Services - 274977-2016

09/08/2016    S152

Belgium-Brussels: Distribution systems of retail investment products across the European Union

2016/S 152-274977

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Postal address: SPA2, 07/20
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: ec-fisma-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/finance/index_en.htm
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1746
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Distribution systems of retail investment products across the European Union.

Reference number: FISMA/2015/146(04)/C.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

In the context of the action plan on building a capital markets union, the Commission commits to undertake a comprehensive assessment of European markets for retail investment products, including distribution channels and investment advice. The purpose of this contract is to substantiate this comprehensive assessment by providing facts and figures on the current features and functioning of European markets for retail investment products.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79310000 Market research services
79330000 Statistical services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
79311400 Economic research services
79311000 Survey services
79311410 Economic impact assessment
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 4 coordination meetings with the contracting authority will be held in Brussels in the Commission premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The tasks to be carried out are: a) the mapping of the supply of retail investment products through various distribution channels; b) the analysis of the impact of online distribution of retail investment products on costs and charges and investor protection; c) the analysis of the benefits and risks of investment advice for consumers and the way they perceive it and value it; and d) the analysis of the risks and benefits of the new solutions developed by FinTech companies for retail investment distribution.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Relevance and breadth of the geographical coverage / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and relevance of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 11
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
List and brief description of conditions:

See tender specifications.

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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See tender specifications and draft service contract.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/10/2016
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/10/2016
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Meeting room 06/A030, rue de Spa 2, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender can attend the opening of tenders. For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: EC-FISMA-CONTRACTS@ec.europa.eu

Failing that, the contracting authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu/
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/07/2016