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Belgium-Brussels: Service provision towards the development of a public European environmental modelling suite for aviation

2014/S 159-285178

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 Mobility and Transport
Postal address: rue Demot 28
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1040
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Keir Fitch
E-mail: move-eu-aviation-environmental-model-suite-for-aviation@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22959316

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/tenders/index_en.htm

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:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Other: Research and innovative transport.
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:
Service provision towards the development of a public European environmental modelling suite for aviation.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The service aims at the enhancement of European capability for environment modelling in aviation, with a dual purpose:
(i) to assist policy makers in the development of the relevant EU policies;
(ii) to heighten the European profile in international fora, such as ICAO.
The stated goals are to be fulfilled through the upgrading of publicly available environmental modelling tools by means of collection of additional experimental data, development of novel modelling methodologies and tools, and other supporting activities aimed at boosting the European state of the art, scientific excellence and preparedness in these fields.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72212130 Aviation ground support and test software development services, 90721000 Environmental safety 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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: In order to prove their legal capacity and status, all tenderers (including any member of a consortium or grouping) must provide a signed legal entity form with its supporting evidence. The form is available on: http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/legal_entities_en.cfm

Tenderers that are already registered in the contracting authority's accounting system (i.e. they have already been direct contractors) must provide the form but are not obliged to provide the supporting evidence.
If it has not been included with the legal entity form, tenderers must provide the following information:
— for legal persons, a legible copy of the notice of appointment of the persons authorised to represent the tenderer in dealings with third parties and in legal proceedings, or a copy of the publication of such appointment if the legislation which applies to the legal entity concerned requires such publication. Any delegation of this authorisation to another representative not indicated in the official appointment must be evidenced,
— for natural persons, where applicable, a proof of registration on a professional or trade register or any other official document showing the registration number.

The tenderer (only the leader in the case of joint tender) must provide a financial identification form and supporting documents. The form is available on: http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/index_en.cfm

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In order to prove their economic and financial capacity, the tenderer (in the case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified subcontractors) must comply with the following criteria:
— the annual turnover of the last 2 financial years is above 400 000 EUR related to the services covered by this contract.
The following evidence should be provided:
— copy of the profit & loss account for the last 2 years for which accounts have been closed,
— failing that, appropriate statements from bank.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tenderer (in the case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified subcontractors) must comply with the following essential criteria:
(a) proven experience in the field of aviation environmental protection with at least 3 projects successfully delivered;
(b) confirmed experience in the field of aircraft noise, and preferably in helicopter noise modelling, with at least 1 project successfully delivered in this area with a budget exceeding 50 000 EUR;
(c) confirmed experience in the field of aircraft engine emissions measurements, with at least 1 project successfully delivered in this area during the last 3 years with a minimum budget of 100 000 EUR;
(d) recognised and sustained expertise in the development of numerical models and collection of experimental data;
(e) proficiency in the handling of conceptual and methodological assignments, including drafting of reports and recommendations in the English language.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the tender specifications.
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:
MOVE.DDG1.C2 2014-269.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 49-080665 of 11.3.2014

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
30.9.2014 - 17:00
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10.10.2014 - 11:00

Place:

Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, rue Demot 28, DM 28, office 07/064, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

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 not 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): Horizon 2020 'Smart, green and integrated transport' challenge.
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
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

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11.8.2014