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Services - 282428-2017

21/07/2017    S138

Ireland-Trim: Framework contract for the provision of language training services to the European Commission

2017/S 138-282428

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Postal address: Grange, Dunsany, County Meath
Town: Trim
NUTS code: IE062 Not specified
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Canice Bennett
Fax: +353 469061705
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
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

Framework contract for the provision of language training services to the European Commission.

Reference number: SANTE/2017/F6/038.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80580000 Provision of language courses
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this framework contract is to provide language training in 4 official languages of the European Union — English, French, German and Spanish — to the staff of the European Commission at their offices in Grange, Dunsany, County Meath, Ireland (45 km north-west of Dublin, approx. 8 km from Trim and 25 km from Navan).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 455 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE062 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Contracting authority's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Teaching of face-to-face language courses by native-speaker teachers in person, on the Commission's premises in County Meath, Ireland. Each language is to be taught up to a maximum of 12 different levels, depending on the level of the participants, and based on the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Each level will be of 66 hours duration comprising weekly classes of 2 hours per class from October to June, followed by 2 weeks of semi-intensive courses (2 hours per day) in August. The organisation of placement tests to evaluate a learner's language profile so as to place them in a course at an appropriate level is also required.

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: 455 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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

The maximum value of this contract over its potential 4-year duration is estimated to be in the region of 455 000 EUR. However, this is not a guaranteed amount — the actual value will depend on the quantity and frequency of services required over the potential duration of the framework contract.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 04/09/2017
Local time: 16:00
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/09/2017
Local time: 10:00

DG Health and Food Safety, Grange, Dunsany, County Meath, IRELAND.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Maximum 2 persons representing each tenderer.

Persons intending to attend should notify by e-mail at least 3 working days in advance.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

36 months.

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: As in VI.4.1
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: