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Belgium-Brussels: Service contract for supporting the delivery of the action plan for nature, people and the economy in relation to actions 4, 5 and 7
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Service contract for supporting the delivery of the action plan for nature, people and the economy in relation to actions 4, 5 and 7.
The contract relates to the actions 4, 5 and 7 as included in the action plan for nature, people and economy adopted by the Commission and aims in providing support for the following:
— complete the Natura 2000 network, especially filling gaps for the marine environment, and put in place the necessary conservation measures for all sites — action 4,
— use the new environmental implementation review process for dedicated bilateral meetings with national and regional authorities to develop agreed roadmaps to improve implementation and consult with landowners and other stakeholders on implementation challenges — action 5,
— further develop species and habitats action plans for the most threatened species and natural habitats as well as stakeholder platforms on the coexistence with conflict species (e.g. large carnivores) — action 7.
Open call for tender, service.
The contract aims at covering the following:
task 1: support for action 4 related activities. Under this task the improvement of the synergies between the Nature Directives, the Water Framework Directive, the Nitrates Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Floods Directive and the Invasive Alien Species Regulation is foreseen. This is expected to be achieved through the following:
— preparation of a FAQ note on the links between the Nature Directives and the Nitrates Directive,
— preparation of a FAQ note on the links between the Nature Directives and the IAS Regulation,
— promotion of the existing guidance documents;
task 2: support for action 5 related activities. Under this task it is expected that country profiles for each of the Member States are build and also support to the Commission for the organisation of bilateral meetings and back to back meetings with stakeholders is provided;
task 3: support for action 7 related activities. Under this task the drafting of 2 habitat action plans for 2 of the most threatened habitats in the EU is expected.
Single contract of 30 months (total budget therefore 550 000 EUR).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to procurement documents (see point 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications).
Section IV: Procedure
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Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1.e) and f) of the rules of application to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.
Procurement documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2017/S 044-079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title ‘Support to the implementation of the action plan on the EU Nature Directives (Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conservation of wild birds and Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora)’ with an amount of 1 000 000 EUR.
You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under heading I.1.
If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.
Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.