Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
candidates must prove they have sufficient technical capacity to ensure satisfactory contract performance. In order to prove this technical capacity, candidates must provide the documents listed in the points below.
In the case of a grouping or subcontracting, each grouping member or subcontractor must provide the information required below.
In the case of a grouping or subcontracting, a consolidated document summarising the information for the grouping/subcontractors as a whole must be provided. In this context, the technical capacity of all grouping members or subcontractors taken as a whole will be considered.
Candidates must provide:
A. Economic operator:
(a) a copy of a valid air operator's certificate (AOC) issued since at least 1.1.2010, specifying the activities covered by the operating licence. The AOC must comply with the common aviation standards (Regulation (EC) No 1899/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12.12.2006 amending Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of the Council on the harmonisation of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation). The candidate must also provide the updated operational information concerning the certificate holder, in particular authorisations, aeroplanes, management, staff, limitations, derogations;
(b) a copy of a valid operating licence issued since at least 1.1.2010 in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24.9.2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community (Recast);
(c) a list/statement of the principal services in the field of this invitation to tender carried out during 2012, 2013 and 2014, in particular, the main destinations open from and to the European Union, with details of their values, dates and locations; the list of major services will need to be accompanied by certificates of satisfactory performance, stating whether they were duly completed to a good professional standard;
(d) a statement as to the service provider's average annual manpower for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015, including a description of their staff numbers broken down as follows: managerial staff (including the manager responsible), flight staff (including flight crews), staff assigned to ground operations, staff assigned to maintenance and airworthiness, and staff assigned to training. The staff categories mentioned above must specify the contractual link with the candidate (permanent employment contract, fixed-term employment contract, temporary staff, service providers, etc.);
(e) the current organisation chart of the candidate, in particular of the managerial staff;
(f) a statement to ensure provision of the service in at least the following destinations:
— in the European Union: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Bremen, Bromma, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, Cardiff, Colmar, Cologne, Courtrai, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Enschede, Étain, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Gdansk, Geneva, Granada, Hanover, Helsinki, Heraklion, Kangerlussuaq, Kassel, Klagenfurt, Krakow, Kunovice, Lahr, Lampedusa, Larnaca, Liège, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Lodz, London, Luton, Luxembourg, Maastricht, Madrid, Manchester, Marseille, Metz, Milan, Munich, Munster, Nice, Northolt, Oporto, Oslo, Ostersund, Palma, Paris, Pecs, Prague, Riga, Rome, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Seville, Shannon, Sibiu, Sofia, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Tallinn, Trieste, Turku, Umea, Valletta, Varna, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Zurich,
— outside the European Union: Abu Dhabi, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Almaty, Amman, Ankara, Ashgabat, Asmara, Baku, Bamako, Bangui, Batumi, Beijing, Beirut, Belgrade, Benghazi, Bulawayo, Cairo, Cape Town, Chisinau, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Dili, Djerba, Djibouti, Doha, Donetsk, Dushanbe, Hanoi, Harare, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Juba, Kaga-Bandoro, Kayseri, Khabarovsk, Khanty, Khartoum, Kiev, Kigali, Kinshasa, Lagos, Livingstone, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Mansiysk, Moscow, Murmansk, New York, Nizhny, Nouakchott, Ohrid, Ouagadougou, Pittsburgh, Podgorica, Port Moresby, Pristina, Rabat, Riyadh, Rostov, Samara, Sarajevo, Sharm el-Sheikh, Singapore, Sirte, Skopje, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tirana, Tivat, Tokyo, Tripoli, Tunis, Yerevan, Zagreb.
B. Fleet of aeroplanes:
by the deadline indicated in point IV.3.4, the candidate must himself operate (ownership or dry lease) at least 3 jet aeroplanes (turbojets) in each of the categories very light jet, light jet, midsize jet and super midsize jet, referring to the list of categories defined below:
1. very light jet:
cruising range: at least 2 000 km;
minimum capacity (excluding crew): 5 passengers;
cabin configuration: business jet;
2. light jet:
cruising range: at least 3 000 km;
minimum capacity (excluding crew): 8 passengers;
cabin configuration: business jet;
3. midsize jet:
cruising range: at least 6 500 km;
minimum capacity (excluding crew): 10 passengers;
cabin configuration: business jet;
4. super midsize jet:
cruising range: at least 10 000 km;
minimum capacity (excluding crew): 13 passengers;
cabin configuration: business jet.
The candidate must provide:
— the list of aeroplanes he himself operates (ownership or dry lease) proposed in each of the categories listed above. This list will include, for each aeroplane, the make, model, year of construction, number of flight hours, country of registration, registration number and copy of the certificate of registration in the national register, and serial number,
— a copy of the certificates of ownership of the aeroplanes proposed in each of the above categories or documents attesting to their hire. For aeroplanes which the candidate does not fully own, a document attesting to the nature of the contract (hire with or without crew or other type of hire) is required,
— a description of the technical equipment and the measures employed to ensure quality of services, in particular for flights departing from Brussels.
C. Security and safety:
the candidate must provide:
— a copy of part A 'General provisions' of the company's operating manual or an equivalent document,
— a description of the company's emergency response plan (ERP), aviation safety programme and security programme or an equivalent document,
— full particulars of the body or bodies responsible for airworthiness and aeroplane maintenance.
2. For the period from 1.1.2010 up to the final date given in point IV.3.4:
(a) for all aeroplanes operated by the candidate himself, an exhaustive list of severe accidents and incidents which occurred, the corresponding reports from the competent authorities and the conclusions available regarding their likely cause, or other equivalent documents;
(b) all general or specific annual audit reports covering issues of security and/or safety from the competent authorities, and a summary of findings and action taken on them, or other equivalent documents. The candidate may be required to provide other audit reports covering issues of security and/or safety;
(c) a mention of all inspections carried out under Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012, Subpart RAMP.
1. For each type of aeroplane proposed in section B above (fleet of aeroplanes), the crew must include the following people, as a minimum:
(a) a captain (pilot), with proven experience of at least 4 000 flight hours, including at least 2 000 hours as a pilot and at least 1 000 hours on multi-engine aeroplanes;
(b) a co-pilot with proven experience of at least 2 000 flight hours, including at least 500 hours as a pilot on multi-engine aeroplanes.
2. For each model of aeroplane proposed, the captain must have completed at least 250 flight hours, the co-pilot at least 100 flight hours, and the sum of the pilot's and co-pilot's hours of experience on this model of aeroplane must be greater than 1 000 flight hours.
3. The candidate must provide:
(a) the list of crew members who will be asked to perform flights, stating for each: their functions, qualifications, total number of flight hours (multi-engine aeroplanes and/or others);
(b) for each crew member, a copy of the qualifications or licences required by the texts of the relevant national, EU and international legislation and regulations on air navigation;
(c) for each crew member, a certificate of good conduct and/or a clean extract from the judicial record no more than 1 year old.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
see points above.