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20/08/2014    S158

Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for activities in support to international cooperation on satellite navigation

2014/S 158-283596

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Postal address: avenue d'Auderghem 45
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/satnav/galileo/index_en.htm

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=482

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
Postal address: For instructions please see Section 1 of the invitation letter and Section 3.1 of the tender specifications
Town: Brussels
Country: Belgium

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Enterprise and industry.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework contract for activities in support to international cooperation on satellite navigation.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 1

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 200 000 EUR
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The objective of the tasks to be performed under the framework contract is to provide support to activities of international cooperation and relations on satellite navigation. In particular, this will include:
— provision of expertise in various user domains and regions to prepare, participate in, and report on relevant international user forums; technical workshops; stakeholders' international meeting (e.g. ICAO, IMO) and other events (including representation of the interests of European GNSS programmes in events organised by international organisations, and support to the participation of regional delegates),
— performing economic analyses and implementing international promotion activities bearing on the use of satellite navigation for different categories of users and in various regions of the world, and targeting aviation, land management, and other transport modes (including maritime surveillance, port security, road and rail infrastructure),
— setting-up and managing of expert advisory groups for sectoral regional activities,
— support research and EU industrial policy in GNSS in third countries not yet covered by awareness and promotion activities on downstream applications, in particular in regulated domains.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The budget ceiling for this framework contract is 3 200 000 EUR for the maximum duration of 4 years.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See Section 2.4 of specifications of call for tender document.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See Section 2.3 of specifications of call for tender document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
See Sections 2.6, 2.7 of specifications of call for tender document.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Section 4.2.1 of specifications of call for tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Section 5.2.2 of specifications of call for tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Section 5.2.3 of specifications of call for tender document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
ENTR/387/PP/2014/FC.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.10.2014
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 8 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10.10.2014 - 14:30
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Each tenderer may be represented by no more than 1 person.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): 2014 work programmes for GNSS and Copernicus.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
8.8.2014