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Belgium-Brussels: Study on economic and social impact of repurposing the 700 MHz band to wireless broadband services in the European Union — SMART 2015/0010

2015/S 167-303644

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit B4 — Spectrum
Postal address: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate R: Support, Unit R2 — Finance, office BU25, 04/24
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Central Financial Unit
For the attention of: Mr Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit
E-mail: cnect-r2@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/call-for-tenders/

Electronic access to information: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/call-for-tenders/

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
Study on economic and social impact of repurposing the 700 MHz band to wireless broadband services in the European Union — SMART 2015/0010.
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: Contractor's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The objectives of this study are:
— to explore the costs of transition of DTT networks upon release of the 700 MHz band in line with a likely EU roadmap; this should cover network equipment upgrade to next-generation technology and topology, network reconfiguration, including frequency re-planning and any simulcast period, cross-border coordination and other relevant aspects,
— to explore the cost for transition of PMSE equipment to new frequencies within the UHF band or to other bands,
— to explore the cost of communication campaigns to citizens,
— to explore the cost for consumers and citizens to adapt or upgrade TV receiver equipment such as antennas and TV sets,
— to explore the cost implications for radio broadcasting,
— to assess the impact on the availability and quality of TV programmes to citizens after release of the 700 MHz band,
— to give an overview of best practice for cost compensation in conjunction with State aid rules,
— to propose EU-level measures facilitating transition while mitigating negative socio-economic impacts.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 109 800 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Understanding of the tasks required. Weighting 20
2. Technical quality of the tender. Weighting 50
3. Organisation of work. Weighting 30
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
SMART 2015/0010.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 2-001300 of 3.1.2015

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 86-154257 of 5.5.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 30-CE-0726209/00-48 Lot title: Economic and social impact of repurposing the 700 MHz band for wireless broadband services in the European Union
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
31.7.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: LS telcom AG in partnership with Valdani Vicari & Associati S.r.l.
Postal address: Im Gewerbegebiet 31–33
Town: Lichtenau
Postal code: 77839
Country: Germany
E-mail: info@lstelcom.com
Telephone: +49 72279535600
Fax: +49 72279535605
Internet address: http://www.LStelcom.com

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 109 800 EUR
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)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): E-communication work programme.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification of the plaintiff, or, in the absence thereof, of the day in which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. 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.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit R2 — Finance, attention: Marie-Christine Laffineur
Postal address: Office: BU25 04/024
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: marie-christine.laffineur@ec.europa.eu
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19.8.2015