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Services - 348322-2020

24/07/2020    S142

Belgium-Brussels: Pilot Project — Establishing an Operational Programme: Structuring The Agri-food Sectors to Safeguard the Handing-on of Family Farms and the Sustainability of Local Agriculture

2020/S 142-348322

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission
Postal address: Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 130 Office: L-130 10/037
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: agri-evaluation@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/evaluation/index_en.htm
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=6771
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=6771
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Agriculture and rural development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Pilot Project — Establishing an Operational Programme: Structuring The Agri-food Sectors to Safeguard the Handing-on of Family Farms and the Sustainability of Local Agriculture

Reference number: AGRI/2020/OP/0004
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000 Market research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall purpose of this pilot project is twofold:

1) To assess the advantages that producer organisations (POs) offer farmers in EU agriculture (compared to producers that operate with contracts or individually), including if and how this cooperation helps

(i) strengthening producers’ position in the agri-food supply chain; and

(ii) improving the sustainability of farms that are owned by members of POs; and then

2) To examine how POs – in particular in the livestock (notably dairy, beef and pig meat) and plant protein sectors – can boost the overall sustainability of their members by establishing a sectoral intervention through operational programmes (mirroring the existing model of the fruit and vegetables sector and taking into account the possibilities introduced in the Commission proposal for a regulation establishing rules on support for strategic plans (Articles 59 to 63) and combining various measures in a sector-related logic.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 850 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000 Agricultural services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Delivery will usually be at the contractor's location.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority aims to establish a contract with a single contractor in order to conclude pilot project on establishing an operational programme: structuring the agri-food sectors to safeguard the handing-on of family farms and the sustainability of local agriculture.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 850 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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: yes
Identification of the project:

EU administrative appropriations.

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated total value of the contract referred to in sections II.1.5) and II.2.6) of the present notice shall be considered as a maximum amount. As a result, tenders exceeding it will be rejected. Prices shall be all-inclusive: the European Commission will not pay expenses for any additional costs incurred from the execution of the contract.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/09/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 22/09/2020
Local time: 10:30
Place:

DG Agriculture and Rural Development, rue de la Loi 130, Office 10/037, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of two representatives per tender, duly mandated, are allowed to attend the opening (proof of identity must be given by presentation of a passport or identity card). If tenderers wish to be present, they shall inform the Evaluation Unit C.4 of DG Agriculture and Rural Development by e-mail at least two working days in advance to the opening date, to the contacts indicated in point I.1.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://www.curia.europa.eu/
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/07/2020