Dienstleistungen - 308685-2018

17/07/2018    S135    Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

Spain-Barcelona: Legal services

2018/S 135-308685

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy ("Fusion for Energy")
Postal address: Carrer Josep Pla, 2, Torres Diagonal Litoral, Building B3
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511
Postal code: 08019
Country: Spain
E-mail: tenders-adm@f4e.europa.eu
Telephone: +34 933201800

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://fusionforenergy.europa.eu/

Address of the buyer profile: https://industryportal.f4e.europa.eu/IP_PAGES/ADM.aspx

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://industryportal.f4e.europa.eu/IP_PAGES/ADM.aspx
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
Other type: Joint Undertaking within the meaning of Articles 45-51 of the Euratom Treaty
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Fusion Energy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Legal Services in relation to construction contracts and adjudication proceedings

Reference number: F4E-AMF-0933
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Call for Tenders is to conclude a Framework Service Contract in cascade with two (2) tenderers who shall provide legal services in relation to the construction contracts of F4E and shall represent F4E at relevant adjudication proceedings.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ES511
Main site or place of performance:

The services shall primarily be performed at the Contractor's premises. Probable attendance to meetings at F4E premises in Barcelona or Cadarache, or any other location in EU may be required.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is to receive legal services in relation to construction contracts of Fusion for Energy and to represent F4E at relevant adjudication proceedings. Precise quantities and requirements are available in the Tender Specifications.

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: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 months renewable up to 3 times for further periods of 12 months, with a total maximum duration of 48 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Envisaged minimum number: not fewer than 3.

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

Contacts between tenderers and Fusion for Energy shall follow the procedures stated in the invitation letter. Any questions raised by any interested company will be replied through the Industry Portal (https://industryportal.f4e.europa.eu/IP_PAGES/ADM.aspx) and will be automatically dispatched to those having registered an email address in the system.

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:

Exclusion criteria: Tenderers shall provide a Declaration on their Honour on Exclusion and Selection criteria, duly signed and dated, stating that they are not in 1 of the situations listed in Annex IV of the Tender Specifications, based on the template provided therein. The tenderer to whom the Contract is to be awarded shall provide the documents mentioned in the same Annex before signature of the Contract while proving that they are not in one of those situations.

Legal and regulatory capacity: Professional or commercial registration as a law firm. Evidence of enrolment (declaration or certificates) in the national registry. Alternatively if such registry does not exist, a declaration on the honour that the company operates as a law firm shall be provided.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 25/09/2018
Local time: 17:00
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

Submission of requests for clarification and exchanges of information will be done exclusively through the Industry and Associations Portal of Fusion for Energy accessible at the following address: https://industryportal.f4e.europa.eu/IP_PAGES/ADM.aspx. It is the responsibility of tenderers to regularly check the information available on the Portal. Any question raised by any interested economic operator will be replied to via the Industry Portal and will be automatically dispatched to those having registered an e-mail address in the system. The procurement documents detail the modalities for submission of tenders and contact between Fusion for Energy and tenderers.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Town: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 430301

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/07/2018