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Services - 354607-2018

14/08/2018    S155

Belgium-Brussels: SBAS Authentication

2018/S 155-354607

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 Internal Market, Industry, Enterpreneurship and SMEs
Postal address: Avenue d'Auderghem 45
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

SBAS Authentication

Reference number: 658/PP/GRO/RCH/17/10415
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Commission (EC), with involvement from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), is defining the roadmap for the long-term evolution of the EGNOS programme beyond the currently defined EGNOS V3 Service Releases. Evolutions shall support the implementation of safer and more efficient aviation operations.

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: 482 798.50 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
38112100 Global navigation and positioning systems (GPS or equivalent)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender specifications

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The present activity aims to support the definition of optimal authentication solutions for SBAS, and measure the level of protection achieved and impact on the SBAS service. Relevant inputs from past activities and international fora will be provided during the course of the project.

The Contractor shall implement and test different authentication proposals for SBAS message authentication that may include standard crypto protocols and coding schemes and evaluate the impact on SBAS performances at user level.

The Contractor shall propose evaluation criteria and shall perform a trade-off with the different authentication solutions to be later evaluated by the European Commission and the GSA, as well as other aviation stakeholders.

The Contractor shall support the European Commission during the coordination with other SBAS entities involved in the design/evolution activities from other regions (US, Japan, others). It is foreseen that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will define and standardise an SBAS authentication solution by 2019.

The Contractor shall note that the authentication techniques proposed must ensure backward compatibility with legacy GPS L1 SBAS receivers. These authentication techniques should be introduced as an optional feature within the next generation of SBAS systems developed with multi-frequency and multi-constellation capabilities.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of content of the technical proposal / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and adequacy of the project management / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Adequacy of the proposed support and facilities / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 30
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:

This Action will be conducted under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Development Horizon 2020 (H2020).

II.2.14)Additional information

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: 2018/S 034-073190
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: 658/PP/GRO/RCH/17/10415

SBAS Authentication

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: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Qascom S.R.L.
Postal address: Via Orazio Marinali, 87
Town: Bassano del Grappa
NUTS code: ITH32 Vicenza
Postal code: 36061
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: no
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: 482 798.50 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: 43 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Operators in third countries which have signed a bilateral or multilateral agreement with the European Union in the field of public procurement must be allowed to take part in the tendering procedure on the conditions laid down in this agreement. The Commission also accepts tenders submitted by operators in third countries associated to H2020. Participation is open also to natural or legal persons of a non-EU entity currently involved in SBAS service definition (ie. the 3 countries indicated under Task 4 — See section 1.1.5 of the tender specifications) which have not signed such agreements for the present call for tender.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3 as the information is provided in the invitation to tender.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: