Services - 320228-2016

16/09/2016    S179    Court of Justice of the European Union - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Conclusion of framework contracts for linguistic verification as well as correction of spelling and typographical errors in conclusions (in French) of the Advocates-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union

2016/S 179-320228

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Court of Justice of the European Union
plateau de Kirchberg, bâtiment T, bureau T-3200
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Contact person: unité de langue française, cellule «Freelances»
Telephone: +352 43031
E-mail: freelancefr@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 43032773
NUTS code: LU000

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.curia.europa.eu

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_7009/fr/#appels_encours
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:

Conclusion of framework contracts for linguistic verification as well as correction of spelling and typographical errors in conclusions (in French) of the Advocates-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79821100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Conclusion of framework contracts for linguistic verification as well as correction of spelling and typographical errors in conclusions translated into French or written in French by the Advocates-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The framework contracts will be for a term of 1 year and may be renewed by tacit agreement for 3 further periods of 1 year. A classification list of contractors will be drawn up based on the award criteria. This list determines the initial order in which contractors, based on their production capacity, will be contacted to be offered specific work. The classification will be periodically reviewed so that it reflects the actual quality of the services provided. During contract performance, the classification may also be modified following the termination of existing framework contracts.

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.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor must perform linguistic verification work and correct spelling and typographical errors (in French) within the given deadlines. This involves the following tasks:

— correcting conclusions translated into French or written in French by the Advocates-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union,

— checking compliance with the Court's internal style rules and conventions,

— implementing the Court's vade mecum regarding quotation, typography and layout rules.

In carrying out these tasks, the contractor shall:

— observe the confidentiality of the (judicial) documents sent by the Court,

— deliver within the deadline agreed and specified on the order form.

The texts to be corrected cover a range of legal subjects relating to the cases brought before the Court. Texts vary as to their length and the urgency with which corrections are required. Examples of the types of texts to be corrected/verified can be found on the Court's website at: http://www.curia.europa.eu

Contractors will work in a computerised environment. They will play an essential role in the process of checking the quality of conclusions translated into French or written in French by the Advocates-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The quality of the services provided under the framework contracts must be such that the text may be used immediately, whether by publication or otherwise.

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: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

in accordance with Article 104(3) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25.10.2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002, as last amended by Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015, the contracting authority may limit the number of candidates invited to participate in the procedure on the basis of objective selection criteria.

Should this be the case, the following objective criteria will apply to limit the number of candidates invited to tender:

— proven knowledge of another European Union language (level B2 or above),

— at least 6 months' professional experience related to the tasks to be performed in or on behalf of an international organisation.

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

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:

the contract may be awarded to any natural person or legal entity. Subcontracting outside of the procedures in the specifications is not permitted.

Candidates must sign the declaration on honour (part of the registration form) stating that they are not in any of the situations described in Article 106 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (exclusion criteria). In the case of candidates other than natural persons, said exclusion criteria shall apply to the candidate and each service provider making up the candidate.

The following information must also be provided:

* in the case of candidates other than natural persons:

— indication and evidence of the place of residence,

— indication and evidence of legal status, e.g. entry in the commercial register, entry in the VAT register, copies of the instruments of incorporation or constitution, in accordance with the provisions of the State in which the candidate is established.

— the identity of persons having powers of representation, decision making or control over him;

* in the case of candidates who are natural persons:

— declaration of self-employed status in the context of providing the services covered by the contract,

— declaration regarding liability to VAT.

Requests to participate must be drafted such that their evaluation will be complete, accurate and as rapid as possible, permitting the selection of candidates who will be invited to tender. Requests to participate may be rejected should candidates fail to provide sufficient information when completing the mandatory registration form (available from the website specified in point I.3) and enclosing the documents and evidence indicated.

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 point II.2.4.

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
Restricted 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: 10
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: 26/10/2016
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, 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
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:

Signed requests to participate are to be sent exclusively by e-mail (signed and scanned registration form).

Based on an evaluation of their capacities, the candidates deemed most able to perform the contract will be invited to submit 1 tender (a minimum of 10 candidates, provided that there is a sufficient number of candidates meeting the selection criteria).

Participation in this procurement procedure is free of charge and, as a consequence, does not confer on candidates/tenderers any right to request any financial compensation in respect of the costs incurred.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court of the European Union
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 43032100

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:

please refer to the website specified in point I.3.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Court of Justice of the European Union
plateau de Kirchberg
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031
E-mail: freelancefr@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 43032473

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/09/2016