Services - 311696-2019

05/07/2019    S128    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Framework Contract for the Provision of Scientific Advice for Fisheries Beyond EU Waters

2019/S 128-311696

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, EASME.A.3.1 — Integrated maritime policy
Postal address: Covent Garden (COV2), Place Charles Rogier 16
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Framework Contract for the Provision of Scientific Advice for Fisheries Beyond EU Waters

Reference number: EASME/2019/OP/0014
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Upon specific request of the Contracting Authority, the contractor will provide scientific advice and support as needed. The specific requests will cover, inter alia, issues such as the status and productivity of fish stocks, the knowledge basis for fisheries management, ecosystem conservation and the socio-economic aspects of the exploitation of marine biological resources and fisheries management in areas covered by RFMOs, SFPAs and other international instruments. If requested, the contractor must also provide specific studies and participate in relevant meetings according to the needs and priorities identified by the EC-DG MARE and the Contracting Authority.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 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: BE
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks will be performed at the premises designated by the contractor.

Any meetings will be held at the EASME's or the European Commission’s premises in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of this FWC is to provide the EC-DG MARE and the Contracting Authority with a flexible tool to request specific and timely scientific advice on issues related to the conservation of marine ecosystems and marine biological resources, as well as management of fisheries carried out, fully or partly, beyond EU waters and of interest for the EU. In addition, this tool will also cover other services needed for the provision of the advice within the context of the external dimension of the CFP, excluding the Arctic as well as the mediterranean sea and black sea for species not covered by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The advice and services are sought to support relevant EU services in the various aspects of their participation and contributions to RFMOs, SFPAs and Regional Fishing Bodies (RFBs) without management mandate, or yet in areas in the high seas not at all covered by any RFB or any other relevant international instrument, which require scientific advice in line with the relevant CFP objectives and provisions.

The call for tender aims at selecting contractors capable of providing highly qualified experts on fisheries related sciences and producing best available scientific advice that will be used, on demand, by means of specific service requests. Prior to entering into specific contracts on the basis of such requests, their detailed technical specifications and budget will be defined. The service requests will stipulate the exact nature of the work to be carried out, i.e. the type of analysis and scientific advice needed, the tasks to be performed, the deliverables and outputs expected, resources to be allocated, exact duration and reporting structure.

The contractor may be required to collaborate and liaise with relevant organisations (e.g. National Institutes/University teams/research teams), including RFMOs, relevant research institutions in third countries with which the EU has, or may have, SFPAs in force, etc.

The work will mainly consist of studies and services sometimes to be carried out within a relatively tight timeframe.

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: 4 000 000.00 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:

36 months framework contract renewable for 12 months up to 48 months.

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:

COMMISSION DECISION of 13.12.2018 on the financing of the Union contribution to international fisheries organisations and the adoption of the work programme for 2019 (EMFF Work Programe 2019 -Action

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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
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:

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: 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: 30/09/2019
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:
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: 02/10/2019
Local time: 11:00

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (EASME) Covent Garden 2, Place Charles Rogier 16 Room: COV2 10/191 (25P) 1049 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
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
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
Telephone: +352 4303-1

Internet address:

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: