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Diensten - 340240-2018

04/08/2018    S149

Belgium-Brussels: Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitat Directives (BHD) implementation: systematic review and meta-analysis

2018/S 149-340240

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment
Postal address: ENV.A.5- Finance BU-9 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team
Internet address(es):
Main 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

Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitat Directives (BHD) implementation: systematic review and meta-analysis

Reference number: ENV.D.3/SER/2017/0038
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

A Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives (BHD, Nature Directives), pointed to knowledge gaps and insufficient access to information which stand in the way of achieving the directives' objectives. In line with the Action Plan following the Fitness Check, this contract will bring together and analyse the relevant knowledge, evidence, tools, approaches and good practices in 2 focus areas as well as improving access to information in these fields, in order to increase the performance of the Nature Directives.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 489 185.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra Muros

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Open call for tender: service. Single contract of 30 months.

The contractor is required to collect and provide scientifically based data, information, evidence, sources, methods, approaches, tools and strategies in two focus areas A & B. Good practice examples and case studies from EU Member States (and beyond) should be included:

A. Better availability of data, information and knowledge on habitats, species and sites

Data required for conservation status assessments as defined under the Habitats and Birds Directive

Data required for site designation and management

B. Scientific support to successful implementation of Natura 2000

Effectiveness and impact of management and restoration measures – based on current knowledge on the ecological requirements of species and habitats:

— on the condition of habitats and species on site level,

— on conservation status and trends at network level

Network coherence and connectivity.

Contribution of the Natura 2000 network to maintaining or improving ecosystem services

Specific tasks:

1) Collection and analysis of scientific data and information, answer the questions posed under area A & B in the technical specifications, consult and engage primarily the scientific community / relevant scientific networks as well as other stakeholder communities that are involved in gathering and providing knowledge and evidence in support of implementation of the Nature Directives.

2) Consultation on and discussion of preliminary results and findings from Task 1, including one workshop for each of the focus areas A & B and other activities.

3) For each of the focus areas A & B, the contractor is required to prepare an online handbook addressed to all stakeholders implementing the Nature Directives.

Additional tasks: inception report, meetings in Brussels: inception meeting, regular meetings with Commission services in Brussels at least once per year (inception meeting excluded).


Inception report, interim report, handbooks, workshop reports, final report. All deliverables shall be in English and draft versions shall be submitted to the Commission for comments before the final version is agreed.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Organisaton of work and allocation of resources / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 15
Cost criterion - Name: Price — Weighting / Weighting: 50/50
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

This was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 - 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title "Towards improving knowledge and access for data for implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives" with an amount of 500 000 EUR.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 242-501933
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 07.027740/2018/783031/ENV.D.3

Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitat Directives (BHD) implementation: systematic review and meta-analysis

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Stichting Wageningen Research
Postal address: Droevendaalsesteeg 4
Town: Wageningen
Postal code: 6708 PB
Country: Netherlands
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ecologic Institute Gemeinnützige GmbH
Postal address: Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
Town: Berlin
Postal code: 10717
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Milieu Ltd
Postal address: Chaussée de Charleroi 112
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1060
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 500 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 489 185.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 18 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

5 % + 6 % + 7 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation No 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxemburg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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:// 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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: