Services - 305421-2016

03/09/2016    S170    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Innovation and business management training: developing capacities in the Enterprise Europe Network and supporting innovation associates in SMEs

2016/S 170-305421

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: Covent Garden 2, place Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=1783
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:

Innovation and business management training: developing capacities in the Enterprise Europe Network and supporting innovation associates in SMEs.

Reference number: EASME/H2020/INNO/2016/020.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The call for tenders is for the provision of training in the area of innovation management and industrial innovation/business management. The aim is to improve the knowledge and skills related to innovation management in 2 distinct target groups:

— business support organisations that are partners in the Enterprise Europe Network,

— a group of experienced researchers that temporarily work in SMEs in the context of the European SME innovation associate — pilot.

Ultimately, the provided training shall contribute to a better availability of innovation management skills and consulting services for SMEs, thereby empowering them to manage innovation processes more efficiently and to higher economic impact.

This call is divided into 2 lots:

— lot 1: further developing the consulting capacity in innovation management in the Enterprise Europe Network,

— lot 2: core training on industrial innovation management in the context of the European SME innovation associate — pilot.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 100 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Further developing consulting capacity in innovation management in the Enterprise Europe Network

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor, save a maximum of 6 coordination meetings at EASME's or the European Commission's premises in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 of this call for tenders aims at improving the quality of these innovation management support services for SMEs delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network. To this end, a training environment is required to build and expand the competences of innovation management advisers working in the Enterprise Europe Network, providing:

— general introductory training in ‘innovation management’ for staff who are new to these consulting tasks,

— specialised training/capacity building in the different parts and processes of innovation management systems in SMEs.

As a result of this contract, it is expected that a maximum number of Enterprise Europe Network innovation experts who deliver services ‘enhancing the innovation management capacities of SMEs’ are trained and expand their knowledge in innovation management consultancy. These newly acquired skills will be deployed immediately in the Network's delivery of innovation management support. They will also help to widen the access of SMEs to qualified innovation management consulting throughout the EU.

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: 700 000.00 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.2.12)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: yes
Identification of the project: The Horizon 2020 work programme: ‘Other actions: services in 2017/18 of the EEN’ and ‘Innovation in SMEs’.
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Core training on industrial innovation management in the context of the European SME innovation associate — pilot

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor, save a maximum of 6 coordination meetings at EASME's or the European Commission's premises in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is expected that around 12 working days of training will be provided to each innovation associate, including online training. Participation in the training programme is compulsory for all innovation associates who are part of the INNOSUP-2-2016 pilot action. It is estimated that up to 90 innovation associates and up to 90 supervisors will be eligible to receive training.

As a result of the training, the innovation associates who are most likely to be PhD holders in technical subjects will acquire a specific additional qualification that allows them to act as ‘innovation managers’ in industry and, in particular, in the SMEs supported by the grants awarded under INNOSUP-02-2016 (innovation associate — pilot).

The training programme should also support the follow-up and upscaling of the ideas into research projects/products, by providing specific sessions on European-level funding schemes for a period of 1–2 working days.

Apart from supporting the exploration of the up to 90 innovation business ideas selected under the SME innovation associate programme, the training could also be the opportunity to learn and develop.

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: 18
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: yes
Identification of the project: The Horizon 2020 work programme: ‘Other actions: services in 2017/18 of the EEN’ and ‘Innovation in SMEs’.
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.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)Description
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: no
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: 03/10/2016
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/10/2016
Local time: 14:30
Place:

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, Room COV 212/191, place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

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
VI.3)Additional information:
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: +35 243031
Fax: +35 243032100

Internet address: http://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:
24/08/2016