Services - 357597-2018

16/08/2018    S156

Belgium-Brussels: Study on National Policies and Cohesion

2018/S 156-357597

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, General Directorate Regional and Urban Policy
Postal address: TA Cell BU-1 00/184
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: DG REGIO.A3 - Budget and Financial Management
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned 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

Study on National Policies and Cohesion

Reference number: 2017CE16BAT125
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The main objective of the study on "National policies and cohesion" linked to this call is to provide analytical input to the Commission services' work on the 8th Report on economic, social and territorial cohesion, which the Commission services will draft in 2020. This study will serve as one of the inputs for the Cohesion report.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The study shall analyse and describe the nature and extent of regional (economic, social, territorial) disparities within the EU's Member States, whether they have changed over time, and which are the main drivers behind this divergence.

The study shall determine which Member States have nationally (or regionally) funded policies in place that explicitly aim at reducing such disparities and thereby contribute to the EU's objectives of economic, social and territorial cohesion.

The study shall be based on desk studies, case studies, quantitative and qualitative analyses, surveys and interviews.

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: 400 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

As tendering documents and any additional information are available on the website of Directorate General for Regional Policy at the following address:, potential tenderers are requested to regularly verify the internet website.

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.2.3)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.1.1)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: 19/09/2018
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26/09/2018
Local time: 11:00

Avenue Beaulieu nº 5, 1160 Auderghem, Belgium (métro Demey).

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender can attend the opening session. Please inform the Contracting Authority by e-mail on the address indicated in section I, 3 days before the opening at the latest, providing for the participant:

— the name and first name,

— date of birth,

— nationality,

— ID or passport number and valid date.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

As tendering documents and any additional information are available on the website of Directorate General for Regional Policy at the following address: potential tenderers are requested to regularly verify the internet website.

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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Commission, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, Unit Budget and Financial Management
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: