Services - 290836-2019

Submission deadline has been amended by:  429653-2019
24/06/2019    S119

Belgium-Brussels: Development of the European Food Price Indicator EASME/GRO-SME-19-C/09

2019/S 119-290836

Contract notice

Services

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, EASME.A.3.1 — Integrated maritime policy
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
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/easme/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=5002
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
II.1.1)Title:

Development of the European Food Price Indicator EASME/GRO-SME-19-C/09

Reference number: EASME/2019/OP/0012
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

EASME is launching the present call for tender for the development and communication of food price composition indicators, based on extensive data collection and analysis.

The study aims to specify how consumer expenditure on food is distributed between the different stages of the food supply chain (farmers, processors and retailers). It shall primarily show patterns of price composition at Member State level, and cover the most often purchased basket of products. The indicators shall also show, to the extent that this is feasible, the relationship between the output value and input costs. In addition, the call for tender shall contain communication activities with stakeholders as well as the wider public, to disseminate the knowledge to actors in the business and to consumers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Main site or place of performance:

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

Any meetings will be held at the EASME's or the European Commission’s premises in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The general objective of this call for tender closely relates to the third COSME objective – business environment for enterprises, including the competiveness of the enterprises and sectors.

The study aims to specify how consumer expenditure on food is distributed between the different stages of the food supply chain (farmers, processors and retailers). It shall primarily show patterns of price composition at Member State level, and cover the most often purchased basket of products. The indicators shall also show, to the extent that this is feasible, the relationship between the output value and input costs. In addition, the call for tender shall contain communication activities with stakeholders as well as the wider public, to disseminate the knowledge to actors in the business and to consumers.

The food industry supplies life-sustaining food products of high quality to all European citizens, but it is also an important economic sector in the European Union. The majority of the enterprises in the food supply chain are small and medium sized.

The initiative for the call for tender comes from the high level forum for a better Functioning Food Supply Chain (HLF).

The project aims to increase the public awareness on the distribution of the added value and other components across the food supply chain. It shall allow operators (mostly SMEs) to compare the average costs and margins of economic operators between various Member States, allowing them to identify best practices and replicate them in the local context.

The project shall also stimulate competitiveness.

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: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 16
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: yes
Identification of the project:

The Commission Implementing Decision C(2018) 568 final of 5.2.2018 on the financing of the support measures of the Programme for the Competitiveness of the Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME).

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/09/2019
Local time: 23:59
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/09/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (EASME) Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, Room: Easme Room COV2 07/A148 (10P).

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See internet address provided in Section I.3)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031100
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in Section I.3

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/06/2019