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19/09/2015    S182

France-Valenciennes: ‘Study on implementation of fees and charges at ERA in the framework of the fourth railway package (4RWP)’

2015/S 182-328518

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Railway Agency
Postal address: 120 rue Marc Lefrancq
Town: Valenciennes
Postal code: 59300
Country: France
For the attention of: Procurement
E-mail: procurement@era.europa.eu
Telephone: +33 327096500

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.era.europa.eu/The-Agency/Procurement/Pages/Procedures-over-60000.aspx

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Railways.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
‘Study on implementation of fees and charges at ERA in the framework of the fourth railway package (4RWP)’.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: At the contractor's and at ERA's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The contractor shall carry out the study which consists of 3 main areas identified as requiring consultancy services:
I. collection and analysis of data with a view to establish a framework for fees and charges;
II. proposal of models for financial apportioning between the Agency and the national authorities;
III. establish a list of criteria to be used for differentiating fee structure (special attention should be given to SMEs).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 150 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
No.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See draft contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint venture or consortium with nominated leader.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Proof of authorisation to perform the contract under national law, as evidenced by inclusion in a trade or professional register, or a sworn declaration or certificate, membership of a specific organisation, express authorisation, or entry in the VAT register.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tenderers (i.e. in the case of a joint tender, the combined capacity of all members of the consortium and identified subcontractors) shall provide formal evidence that his turnover in the last 2 financial years (2013 and 2014) was above 300 000 EUR per year.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Past experience in dealing with economic and financial studies in an international/EU context, survey techniques, data collection, statistical analyses and drafting reports and recommendations; and management of multi-disciplinary studies.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details under C.3.2 of the tender specifications.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Technical offer. Weighting 80

2. Financial offer. Weighting 20

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
ERA 2015 12 OP.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
31.10.2015
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10.11.2015 - 14:00

Place:

ERA, 120 rue Marc Lefrancq, 59300 Valenciennes, FRANCE.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 representative of a bidder.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.9.2015