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26/09/2015    S187    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Development of an online guide on access to financing and funding for small retailers

2015/S 187-337665

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate E — Modernisation of the Single Market
J-59 07/05
For the attention of: Claire Bury, Director
1049 Brussels
Belgium

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: 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

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1008

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: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate E — Modernisation of the Single Market
J-59 07/05
Contact point(s): See tender specifications
For the attention of: See tender specifications
Brussels
Belgium
Internet address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=1008

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
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:
Development of an online guide on access to financing and funding for small retailers.
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: Contractor'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 contract aims to develop an online guide for small retailers across Europe on how to access financing and funding to modernise, with particular focus on financing and funding to acquire and use digital technologies. This shall be developed on the basis of an extensive background analysis of existing and available sources of financing and funding, and their use.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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: 350 000 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: 12 (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:
The contractor may be required to provide a guarantee for pre-financing of 30 % of the amount specified under II.2.1 of the contract, in compliance with Article II.15.5 of the draft contract. The Commission reserves the right to cancel the pre-financing foreseen, according to its management risk analysis or in the case the awarded tenderer refuses such a pre-financing guarantee, and to modify the final version of the contract accordingly.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See tender specifications.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not applicable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: See tender specifications.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender specifications.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender specifications.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender specifications.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
485/PP/GRO/PPA/15.
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
5.11.2015 - 23:59
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: 10 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16.11.2015

Place:

Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, avenue des Nerviens 105, meeting room 3/SDR, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: An authorised representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of the bids. Companies wishing to attend are requested to notify their intention by sending an e-mail to grow-e4@ec.europa.eu at least 48 hours in advance. This notification must be signed by an authorised officer of the tenderer and specify the name of the person who will attend the opening of the bids on the tenderer's behalf.

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Article 54(2)(a) of the Financial Regulation. It follows on from an initiative by the European Parliament under the 2015 budget to support trade.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
boulevard Konrad Adenauer
2925 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
E-mail: ecj.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 433766

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16.9.2015