Services - 368659-2021

Submission deadline has been amended by:  430023-2021
21/07/2021    S139

Belgium-Saint-Josse-ten-Noode: Study on Measuring Product Non-compliance for Selected Sectors Covered by Regulation 2019/1020 in the EU Member States

2021/S 139-368659

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), EISMEA.I.03.1— Internal Market and Support to Standardisation
Postal address: Place Charles Rogier 16
Town: Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
E-mail: eismea-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/eismea/en
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/eismea/en
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=8606
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=8606
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:

Study on Measuring Product Non-compliance for Selected Sectors Covered by Regulation 2019/1020 in the EU Member States

Reference number: EISMEA/2021/OP/0008
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79413000 Marketing management consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The general objective of the call for tenders is to develop a study on measuring product non-compliance for the sectors covered by Regulation 2019/1020, including the collection of product market data in the Single Market and the setup of data collection circuits.

The specific objective of this call for tenders is to test the application of the proposed methodology — placing particular attention on the data gathering process and the respective challenges – and to provide recommendations on further adaption of this methodology based on lesson learned from the targeted data collection across selected sectors and Member States.

The tasks to be carried out by the contractor are further detailed in the tender specifications in section 1.4.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 320 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79413000 Marketing management consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

The services will be performed at the contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Market surveillance is crucial for the smooth functioning of the single market. Market surveillance is implemented at Member States' level by specific Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs).

However, the resources made available to the MSAs by the Member States differ between countries and sectors. Although the targeted Conformity Assessment actions (CA actions) performed by MSAs are useful to optimise the detection of non-compliant products, their outcomes do not provide a complete picture of reality. The knowledge of the real non-compliance rates in the Single Market (and their evolution in time) is necessary to understand the effectiveness of the Market Surveillance regulatory framework.

Therefore it is necessary to develop a methodological approach for measuring and monitoring trends in non-compliance. he following tasks will be performed under the contract:

1) Desk research — better understanding of national data collection strategies by MSAs and ex-ante data availability for measuring and monitoring non-compliance. This is for a better understanding of the national approaches, including its limitations, but also success stories;

2) Data collection — the indicators that serve as input to the non-compliance modelling tool — amongst MSAs in all EU member states for 34 economy sectors. The European Commission will provide the list of contacts to the MSA liaison office, but it is the tenderer’s responsibility to conduct the survey and ensure the high response rate;

3) Data analysis — final estimation of aggregated non-compliance levels per country, per product group and per sector;

4) Conclusions and recommendations — adjustments to the methodological approach for measuring and monitoring non-compliances per sector.

Each recommended strategy should be described in detail, including the different phases of implementation when appropriate. For each recommended strategy, the Contractor should inter alia assess cost, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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: 320 000.00 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: yes
Identification of the project:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

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
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 31/08/2021
Local time: 10:00
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 01/09/2021
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Tenders will be opened electronically on the date and time indicated in the contract notice. It is possible to attend the opening by videoconference.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3). In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in section I.3) in the last 5 calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in section IV.2.2), the Contracting authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the Internet address provided in section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/07/2021