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Services - 296328-2017

29/07/2017    S144    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Dynamic development of cross-border e-commerce through efficient parcel delivery

2017/S 144-296328

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate E: Modernisation of the Single Market
Postal address: avenue des Nerviens 105
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Hubert Gambs, Director GROW E
E-mail: GROW-E2@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=2709
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2709
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

Dynamic development of cross-border e-commerce through efficient parcel delivery.

Reference number: 647/PP/GRO/PPA/17/9864.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The focus of this study is the parcel delivery services that are used for cross-border e-commerce. Users should be understood as e-retailers and their customers (i.e. individual consumers) rather than businesses receiving parcels from other businesses.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

E-commerce is growing, yet EU consumers and e-retailers are not taking full advantage of the single market: in 2016 49 % consumers bought goods or services online in their own country compared to 18 % who bought cross-border. The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to conduct a pilot project on the ‘dynamic development of cross-border e-commerce through efficient parcel delivery’. This study is that pilot project. The study will also be a crucial input for the Commission's next report on the Postal Services Directive, due in 2019 and the first evaluation report on the regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services, expected in 2019/2020.

In order to understand how cross-border parcel delivery markets and services are changing as a result of e-commerce, and how this is affecting the needs of all users of these services, this study has 4 main objectives.

A) A comprehensive assessment of how parcel delivery markets in the European Union have evolved in recent years, how they are expected to develop over the next 5 to 10 years.

B) An overview of the different regulatory regimes and how these affect the parcel delivery sector and different types of parcel delivery service providers.

C) A wide-ranging assessment of the needs of users, both e-retailers and consumers, of e-commerce cross-border parcel delivery services and the extent to which they are met by existing services (identification of good practices).

D) Identification of and recommendations for additional action needed to cover existing and future users' needs.

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: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 15
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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:

Conditions as stated in the procurement document.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/09/2017
Local time: 16:00
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 8 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 22/09/2017
Local time: 14:30

European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, avenue des Nerviens 105 (Office: 02/080), 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

Only electronic submission through e-submission will be allowed for this call.

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 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: https://curia.europa.eu/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: