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17/09/2016    S180

Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for dedicated economic studies and analysis related to impact assessments and evaluations

2016/S 180-322103

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Postal address: avenue d'Auderghem 45
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1040
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Unit 01: Economic analysis
E-mail: grow-impact-assessment@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for_tenders/index_en.htm
Additional information can be obtained from 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

Framework contract for dedicated economic studies and analysis related to impact assessments and evaluations.

Reference number: 575/PP/2016/FC.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Policy preparation in the Commission is supported by both retrospective evaluations and forward looking impact assessments, which are key elements of the EU decision-making process meant to promote more informed political choices and contribute to better regulation. Both look at how a problem is, or should be, addressed to achieve the desired objectives taking into account costs and benefits. Both are based on an integrated approach that addresses impacts across the environmental, social and economic pillars, both rely on an in-depth economic analysis. The overall objective of this framework contract is to facilitate the procurement of economic studies and other supporting services which will feed into the impact assessments and evaluations of the policies of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. The main reference for this exercise will be ‘Better regulation guidelines’ and ‘Better regulation toolbox’.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 14 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The precise tasks will be described in the requests for services for specific contracts to which minimum 3 winning tenderers will be invited to send their offers. Following the evaluation of the offers, the one delivering best price-quality ratio will be selected. They will cover, in whole or in part, the tasks described in the Commission's ‘Better regulation guidelines’ (http://ec.europa.eu/smart-regulation/guidelines/toc_guide_en.htm) and the ‘Better regulation toolbox’ (http://ec.europa.eu/smart-regulation/guidelines/toc_tool_en.htm), in particular Chapters III, VI and VII. They may include: analysing the existence and magnitude of a problem, analysing possible options to address it and their impacts, carrying out economic analysis, assessing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU value added of the EU initiatives with a special focus on the policies of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Contract duration: 24 months. 1 renewal for another period of 24 months.

It is intended to sign a multiple framework contract with re-opening of competition with minimum 3 tenderers.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: