Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s) I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
General public services
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Mid-cap financing survey.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 3 coordination meetings with the contracting authority will be held in Brussels.
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)
This tender concerns a survey on sources of financing for mid-sized companies. The analytical tools and identification of a representative sample of firms have already been developed (see ‘Real economy financing survey. Final report’ by LE Europe/IPSOS). The present tender covers the actual running of the survey and the application of the developed tools to analyse the primary survey-based data by linking it to secondary data on bank-level and firm-level characteristics.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics, 79310000 Market research services, 79330000 Statistical services, 66100000 Banking and investment services, 72300000 Data services
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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 estimated maximum amount for the execution of all the tasks referred to in this call for tenders is 140 000 EUR including all charges and expenses, in particular, travel and subsistence expenses. No contract offer above this amount will be considered.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 140 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
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: 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:
The Commission may request tenderers to provide a guarantee or a performance guarantee under the conditions provided in the tender specifications.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See tender specifications.
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: Tenderers will fill in the form provided with the tender specifications and provide the documents requested in it.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender specifications.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See 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
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Quality and relevance of the proposed working method. Weighting 60
2. Organisation of work. Weighting 20
3. Quality control measures. Weighting 15
4. Readability, clarity and coherence of the offer. Weighting 5
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders Date: 12.10.2015 - 14:00
European Commission, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, meeting room 01/A030, rue de Spa 2, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 person representing the tenderer may be present at the opening session. Companies wishing to attend are requested to notify their intention by sending an e-mail to email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance. This notification must be signed by an authorised officer of the tenderer and specify the name of the person who will attend the opening of the bids on the tenderer's behalf.
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: no
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Postal code: 2925
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 the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge. 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: