Services - 324016-2016

17/09/2016    S180    - - Services - Contract award notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

Germany-Frankfurt-on-Main: Market research services

2016/S 180-324016

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Deutsche Bundesbank, Beschaffungszentrum
Taunusanlage 5
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 699566-5270
Fax: +49 699566-5294

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

All EPCO members can participate in the contract. For further information please visit
2, boulevard Royal
2983 Luxembourg

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Fitch Solutions Research Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Related to their tasks, central banks require Research Services for various purposes to be provided by registered External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs).
Within this framework a joint procurement of rating agency services was mandated by the Governing Council
of the European Central Bank (ECB).
Deutsche Bundesbank acts as Lead Central Bank and contracting authority for the procurement of credit
rating agencies services on behalf of the members of the Eurosystem Procurement Coordination Office (EPCO).
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated without a call for competition
Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU):
Directive 2004/18/EC

1) Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC

The works/goods/services can be provided only by a particular tenderer for reasons that are:
connected with the protection of exclusive rights
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: IVM 8081 Lot title: EPCO Joint Procurement on Rating Agencies 10.03 Fitch Solutions Limited. Consolidation of legacy contracts of the participating EPCO members on Fitch Research Services as well as the extension of licensing rights.
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Fitch Solutions Limited
30 North Colonnade
E14 5GN London
United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Vergabekammer des Bundes beim Bundeskartellamt
Villemombler Str. 76
53123 Bonn

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: