Services - 360671-2020

31/07/2020    S147

Poland-Warsaw: Provision of Research and Innovation Assistance and Advisory Services

2020/S 147-360671

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)
Postal address: Plac Europejski 6
Town: Warsaw
NUTS code: PL911 Miasto Warszawa
Postal code: 00-844
Country: Poland
E-mail: tender@frontex.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.frontex.europa.eu

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=6900
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=6900
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
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Research and Innovation Assistance and Advisory Services

Reference number: Frontex/OP/451/2020/ZB
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The contract seeks to acquire research and innovation assistance and advisory services in 3 lots:

Lot 1: research and innovation expertise and technical advice support services;

Lot 2: research and innovation studies, analyses and evaluations;

Lot 3: research and innovation support to field activities.

The FWC will be in a cascade system with up to 3 contractors in each lot. The services provided under this FWC aim to support or improve activities related to the responsibilities and mission of Frontex in the area of research and innovation . This contract should allow Frontex to commission high-quality support and technical advice, in an open and transparent manner, within a number of areas relevant to Frontex research and innovation activities, through services delivered with proven high-quality expertise on often short deadlines.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Research and Innovation Expertise and Technical Advice Support Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

(a) remote services: performed at contractor’s premises;

(b) on-site internal services: performed at Frontex premises in Warsaw – Poland;

(c) on-site external services: performed in the territory of any.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Research and innovation expertise and technical advice support services, consisting in contracted services for the provision to Frontex of high-quality professional assistance and advice for the efficient and effective management and conduction of its activities, in scientific and technological domains pertaining to the research and innovation thematic Areas. The services to be provided shall be content-oriented, not including logistic tasks. These services will deliver expertise and technical advice to support among others:

(a) conferences, seminars, meetings and workshops;

(b) working groups and networks of stakeholders.

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: 700 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possibility of tacit renewal for additional two (2) years, no more than one (1) time.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Research and Innovation Studies, Analyses and Evaluations

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

(a) remote services: performed at contractor’s premises;

(b) on-site internal services: performed at Frontex premises in Warsaw – Poland;

(c) on-site external services: performed in the territory of any.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Research and innovation studies, analyses and evaluations, consisting in contracted services for the provision to Frontex of high-quality tailored and systematic studies, analyses, evaluations and methodologies in support of its activities, in scientific and technological domains pertaining to the research and innovation thematic areas. These services might include:

(a) research studies;

(b) technical studies;

(c) technological gap analysis studies;

(d) review of research and innovation projects.

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: 2 400 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possibility of tacit renewal for additional two (2) years, no more than one (1) time.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Research and Innovation Support to Field Activities

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

(a) remote services: performed at contractor’s premises;

(b) on-site internal services: performed at Frontex premises in Warsaw – Poland;

(c) on-site external services: performed in the territory of any.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Research and innovation support to field activities, consisting in contracted services for the provision to Frontex of high-quality professional technical assistance for conducting its projects aimed at selecting, testing, validating and establishing novel technological solutions in operational (or near to operational) environments, in technological domains pertaining to the research and innovation thematic areas. Technical activities on-the field, providing hands-on expertise will represent a significant component of these services. These services might include:

(a) support to pilot projects;

(b) support to technology demonstration projects;

(c) support to technical assistance projects;

(d) development and implementation of performance assessment methodologies for the operational performance of technological systems.

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: 1 400 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in days: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possibility of tacit renewal for additional two (2) years, no more than one (1) time.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

As described in Annex 01_Tender Specifications.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As described in the procurement documents.

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 31/08/2020
Local time: 11:00
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:
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: 02/09/2020
Local time: 11:00
Place:

As described in invitation to tender.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of one representative per tenderer may attend the opening session.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergruenewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/07/2020