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Services - 318457-2017

12/08/2017    S154

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple framework contract for studies in the fields of education, youth, culture and research

2017/S 154-318457

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Committee of the Regions
Postal address: rue Belliard 101
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1040
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Unit E4 — General Administration and Public Procurement
E-mail: cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://cor.europa.eu/en/about/tenders/Pages/calls-for-tender.aspx
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=2601
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
Other activity: Consultative activities pertaining to the local and regional level.

Section II: Object

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

Multiple framework contract for studies in the fields of education, youth, culture and research.

Reference number: CDR/TL2/59/2017.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000 Research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Multiple framework contract for studies in the fields of education, youth, culture and research.

The purpose of this framework contract is to set up a network of external experts that will provide the CoR with a rapid response capability, allowing broader consultation of local and regional players, offering CoR commissions the possibility of drawing up specific opinions on topics of current interest and enabling the CoR to draw on databases and knowledge built up by research centres or universities in the evaluation of policies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The following are the indicative spheres of activity covered by this call for tenders (from the perspective of the local and regional authorities):

— education and training,

— youth,

— sport,

— culture and cultural diversity,

— multilingualism and promotion of minority languages,

— innovation, research and technology,

— digital agenda,

— EU information society, including trans-European ICT networks,

— audiovisual industry and media technologies.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework contract could be renewed automatically up to 3 times, each time for a maximum period of 12 months, unless written notification to the contrary is sent by one of the parties and received by the other 3 months before expiry of the period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 021-034687
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 03/10/2017
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
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: 17/10/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Room BvS 1048, rue Montoyer 92, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender can attend the opening of tenders. For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

The specifications and additional documents (including questions and answers) will be available at the following Web address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2601

Interested parties are invited to register via the website. They will then be notified by the online public procurement system of any updates available for this invitation to tender. Parties not registered on the site are requested to consult it regularly. The European Committee of the Regions cannot be held responsible should tenderers not be aware of any additional information on this invitation to tender given on this website.

The website will be updated regularly; it is the responsibility of tenderers to check for any updates and modifications during the tendering period.

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
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/08/2017