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25/08/2015    S163

Belgium-Brussels: Capturing innovation impulses from emerging economies

2015/S 163-297795

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: L. Vari
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22999440
Fax: +32 22973512

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/easme

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1024

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: L. Vari
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22999440
Fax: +32 22973512
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/easme

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
Official name: The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: L. Vari
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22999440
Fax: +32 22973512
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/easme

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Capturing innovation impulses from emerging economies.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The tasks are to be performed at the locations designated by the service provider, with the exception of the kick-off meeting and of the coordination meetings with the project committee at EASME's and/or the European Commission's premises in Brussels.
NUTS code
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)
EASME wishes to enter into a service contract. The objective of this service contract is to provide the European Union with a toolbox that enables innovation and trade promotion agencies to provide better services to small and medium-sized enterprises that want to realise growth opportunities by engaging in emerging markets with targeted innovation activities.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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 indicative price band for the execution of all the tasks described in the lots is: lot 1 — 900 000 EUR, lot 2 — 700 000 EUR, lot 3 — 400 000 EUR including all charges and expenses, and the travel and subsistence expenses.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
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: 30 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: A learning environment to increase awareness of intercultural business communication and the cultural dimension of markets in emerging economies
1)Short description
The focus of lot 1 is the self-assessment and awareness creation in the European SME and the provision of background information on intercultural communication as well as specific information on business culture in ‘culture zones’. The self-assessment to be developed shall be used by individual employees or the management team of an enterprise. It shall prepare the company/the employee for engagement in emerging economies. It shall provide the staff that will interact with business partners, future clients or consumers in emerging economies the necessary knowledge to recognise and address the cultural dimension in markets and in personal interactions.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Capturing, understanding and interpreting the cultural dimension and specific needs of emerging markets ‘in-situ’ in the emerging market
1)Short description
The focus of lot 2 is the accompanied temporary immersion of SME decision-makers into an emerging market with the aim to capture impulses for the company's innovation activities. The service to be offered targets SME managers with the power to make or prepare decisions on the strategic orientation of the company's innovation activities.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 700 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Assisting ‘ex-situ’ the collaboration for new value chains in emerging economies
1)Short description
The focus of lot 3 is the translation of ‘market insight’ into innovation or investment projects by involving peers/lead users/business partners in the preparation of concrete projects for new value chains. The service to be offered targets managing staff or senior experts who prepare concrete innovation projects.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 EUR
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See 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:
See tender specifications.
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: See tender specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender specifications.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
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
Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
EASME/H2020/2015/022.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
19.10.2015
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 27.10.2015 - 10:30

Place:

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Tenderers wishing to attend are requested to notify their intention by sending an e-mail at least 48 hours in advance to the following address: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu

This notification should be signed by an authorising officer of the tenderer and specify the name of the person who will attend the opening session on behalf of the tenderer. At the end of the opening session, the chairman of the opening committee will indicate the names of the tenderers and the decision concerning the admissibility of each tender received. The prices mentioned in the bids will not be communicated.

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The present call is based on Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013 establishing Horizon 2020 — the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014–2020) and repealing Decision No 1982/2006/EC and the Council Decision of 3.12.2013 establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 — the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014–2020) and repealing Decisions 2006/971/EC, 2006/972/EC, 2006/973/EC, 2006/974/EC and 2006/975/EC. More particularly, on the Horizon 2020 work programme 2014–2015, number 7, ‘Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises’, revised, Commission Decision C(2014)4995 of 22.7.2014.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: boulevard Konrad Adenauer, Kirchberg
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
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 of the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: boulevard Konrad Adenauer, Kirchberg
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13.8.2015