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Belgium-Brussels: Implementing Dictionaries of Regulatory Concepts and Reporting Obligations by Assisted Machine Learning

2020/S 017-035218

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 Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Postal address: SPA2, 07/027
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
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

Implementing Dictionaries of Regulatory Concepts and Reporting Obligations by Assisted Machine Learning

Reference number: FISMA/2019/050/E
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72212170 Compliance software development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall objective of the service contract is to develop practical solutions to apply natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML), techniques combined with human expert input, to analyse legal texts and identify relevant concepts and their definitions. Another objective is to identify reporting requirements contained in the analyzed legal texts.

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: 540 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72314000 Data collection and collation services
72322000 Data management services
73220000 Development consultancy services
79140000 Legal advisory and information services
79131000 Documentation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 6 co-ordination meetings with the contracting authority will be held in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

More specifically, the contractor is expected to perform the following tasks:

1) Cover entire body of legislation in the scope of DG FISMA, i.e. Level 1, Level 2 legislation, Level 3 documents and case law documents as it evolves. The evolving aspect of the corpus of documents in time is an important element that must be addressed;

2) Build a glossary of concepts relevant for the covered corpus of documents by identifying their definitions;

3) Build a dictionary of reporting obligations laid out in the covered corpus of documents identifying key characteristics of the obligations – who reports what to whom;

4) Achieve accuracy of the compiled dictionaries of close to 100 % through human assisted ML;

5) Design and develop tools to use the dictionaries in practical work of DG FISMA in legislative research and drafting that allow to browse, search, explore the concepts in the glossary, the reporting obligation dictionary and the corpus of annotated documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and relevance of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 65
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 14
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 21
Price - Weighting: 40
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

See procurement documents.

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: 2019/S 180-437493
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: FISMA/2019/050/E4/SE/OP

Implementing Dictionaries of Regulatory Concepts and Reporting Obligations by Assisted Machine Learning

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: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Crosslang NV
National registration number: 869914707
Postal address: Kerkstraat 106, Amerikagebouw
Town: Gentbrugge
Postal code: 9050
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: 540 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 500 875.00 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: 32 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

See procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925 Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: