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Belgium-Brussels: Services to monitor compliance with health rules concerning the production and distribution of food and drinks in Council of the European Union buildings in Brussels
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/contacts/procurement
Section II: Object
Services to monitor compliance with health rules concerning the production and distribution of food and drinks in Council of the European Union buildings in Brussels.
Open procedure to:
— provide audit services to assess compliance with food safety requirements, notably the conformity of infrastructure, the implementation of good hygiene and self-inspection practices, as well as a support role that involves providing advice and guidance vis-à-vis food hygiene,
— conduct microbiological analyses or any other relevant check.
This contract covers 2 types of services to be performed in catering installations and vending machines:
1) the regular checks and analyses described below, according to the schedule laid down; and
2) the special ad hoc checks and analyses in the event of suspected poisoning.
Types of analyses or checks:
bacteriological analysis of food;
bacteriological analysis of drinks;
microbiological analysis of surfaces;
analysis of Listeria monocytogenes;
checking the hygiene of installations;
checking existing HACCP provisions in the installations of the General Secretariat of the Council;
analysis of audits conducted by the General Secretariat of the Council's management department;
scheduled checks for services related to special events (meetings of heads of state and government);
bacteriological analysis of a hot drink from a vending machine;
bacteriological analysis of a snack from a vending machine;
intervention in the event of suspected poisoning;
theoretical hygiene training.
renewable for up to 3 periods of 1 year.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
All documents written by the contractor (checklists, hygiene audit reports, analysis reports, etc.) must be in French.
Section IV: Procedure
see point I.1.
the opening of tenders may be postponed, at short notice, owing to unforeseen events occurring in the General Secretariat's buildings on the day on which the tender opening session was initially scheduled.
Section VI: Complementary information
During the 3 years following conclusion of the initial contract, the Secretariat may use a negotiated procedure with the party awarded this contract, without prior publication of a contract notice for new services involving a repetition of similar services which comply with the basic project referred to in this contract as described in point II.1.4.
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
within 2 months of notice being given to the plaintiff or, should no notice be given, within 2 months of the date on which the matter in question became known. A complaint made to the European Ombudsman neither suspends this period nor opens a new period for lodging appeals.
The procedural time limits are extended on account of distance by a single period of 10 days, whatever the relevant party's usual place of residence or domicile.