Services - 295626-2019

26/06/2019    S121

Belgium-Brussels: Action on GSP Analysis, Awareness and Engagement

2019/S 121-295626

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade, Directorate D — Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements — African, Caribbean and Pacific and Agri-Food
Postal address: Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/
Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/
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=4826
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:

Action on GSP Analysis, Awareness and Engagement

Reference number: TRADE2019/D1/D05
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall aim of this action is to increase effectiveness, inclusiveness and transparency of the GSP scheme, including GSP+ monitoring and countries with which the EU has stepped up its engagement following specific concerns on human rights and labour rights (enhanced engagement). This includes 3 specific areas:

1) Promoting transparency of the contribution GSP makes to EU’s trade and values agenda and sustainable development by disseminating concrete information on the results of our actions;

2) Increasing the use of the scheme by raising awareness of and engagement on benefits and obligations related to the GSP in beneficiary countries and, especially on the potential benefits, within the EU;

3) Supporting the monitoring of the implementation of the 27 respectively the 15 international conventions covered under GSP (Annex VIII of Regulation No 978/2012 above).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Should be done through websites and social media messages that can be disseminated through existing channels (including the DG Trade twitter account). It should include information related to the GSP and its monitoring; this should include various stakeholders including civil society and industry; and engaging industry. Selection of countries will be done at the inception stage: these will include at least 2 countries that are taking relatively little advantage of GSP; and 2 countries that are taking relatively more advantage (based on exports to EU over time). Furthermore, it should include at least 2 GSP+ beneficiary countries; at least one GSP general arrangement beneficiary country; and at least one Everything But Arms beneficiary country.

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: 400 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

See internet address provided in Section I.3

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

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/09/2019
Local time: 15:00
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
Place:

European Commission — DG Trade, Charlemagne Building, rue de la Loi 170, BE-1040 Brussels

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender can attend the opening of tenders. The tenderer must provide the full name, date of birth, nationality and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 2 working days in advance to: TRADE-CONTRACTS@ec.europa.eu. See internet address provided in Section I.3

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in Section I.3

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
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:
19/06/2019