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Services - 278449-2022

25/05/2022    S101

Belgium-Brussels: Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

2022/S 101-278449

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade (TRADE), TRADE/C - Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Asia (II), Trade and Sustainable Development, Green Deal
Postal address: Rue de la Loi 170
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from 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

Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Reference number: TRADE/2022/OP/0007-PIN
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been applied since October 2016. It is necessary to launch an ex-post evaluation in order to assess the functioning and impact of the agreement five years after implementation to comply with the obligation under Article 116 of the EPA to review the agreement no later than five years after its entry into force. The review was launched in November 2021 and the parties need to have at their disposal solid evidence based on research assessing the effects of the EPA in order to carry out the review. The ex-post evaluation will analyse the extent of implementation and compliance on both sides, preliminary outcomes in terms of trade and investment flows, and estimate impacts of the agreement in light of sustainable development objectives. The ex-post evaluation will feed into the review process.

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.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ex-post evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice announces the intention of the contracting authority to publish a future call for tenders. No other information or documents are available at this stage. Interested economic operators are invited to subscribe at the address in Section I.3) in order to get notified when the contract notice and all the procurement documents, including the tender specifications, are published.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: