Services - 282802-2020

18/06/2020    S117

Belgium-Brussels: Innovation and Business Management Training: Supporting Innovation Associates in SMEs

2020/S 117-282802

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Postal address: Covent Garden (COV2), Place Charles Rogier 16
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main 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

Innovation and Business Management Training: Supporting Innovation Associates in SMEs

Reference number: EASME/2019/OP/0018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This present call for tenders foresees the provision of training related to industrial innovation management in the context of the European SME Innovation Associate pilot.

It is acknowledged that an experienced researcher requires additional training to meet skills needed on innovation management in SMEs. To this end and to support the experienced researchers recruited by SMEs in the frame of the SME Innovation Associate programme, the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 (chapter 7 — Innovation in SMEs) provides for the establishment of a dedicated training programme on industrial innovation and business management.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80532000 Management training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks will be performed at the premises designated by the contractor.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to section I.4. of the tender specifications.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 50 points
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 30 points
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 20 points
Quality criterion - Name: Total quality criteria weighting / Weighting: 70 %
Price - Weighting: 30 %
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: yes
Identification of the project:

Horizon 2020 — Work Programme 2018-2020 Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (European Commission Decision C(2019)4575 of 2 July 2019).

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 195-473027
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: EASME/2019/OP/0018

Innovation and Business Management Training: Supporting Innovation Associates in SMEs

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 5
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 8
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 9
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ernst and Young Business School Srl
Town: Rome
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 500 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 360 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 20 %

Section VI: Complementary information

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 43031100
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: