Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s) I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Development of tools and services for the water information system for Europe (WISE) and the structured information and implementation framework (SIIF).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: 'Extra muros'.
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Due to the integrated approach on water management in the EU, and in order to implement the EU water legislation and in particular the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and to achieve the most effective use of the data provided by the Member States' reports, the Commission (DG Environment, the Joint Research Centre and Eurostat) together with the European Environment Agency and the Member States is developing a water information system for Europe (WISE). The WISE has become a comprehensive and shared European data and information management system for water and is the main reporting tool for water-related legislation. Further development of the WISE system is planned to integrate additional information and to streamline reporting by ensuring information exchange and interoperability at different hierarchical data information levels under all EU water policies and other EU-wide reporting obligations on water.
The Commission therefore intends to award a contract for the development of tools and services for WISE in the following areas:
1) reporting under EU water policy instruments: focusing on the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and the Floods Directive (2007/60/EC) but also including other directives that are already (to different degrees) integrated in WISE;
2) WISE as a shared and distributed system: information exchange and synchronisation of databases in line with the Inspire Directive, development of the SIIF concept in WISE;
3) exploitation and communication of information and its analysis.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 152 880 EUR
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Understanding of the general context. Weighting 15
2. Quality of the proposed methodology. Weighting 35
3. Organisation of the work. Weighting 35
4. Quality control measures. Weighting 15
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Section V: Award of contract
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken
Official name: Biblomática S.A.
Postal address: Miribilla Building, C/ Santiago de Compostela, 12, 4°A
Town: Bilbao (Biscay)
Postal code: 48003
V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 250 000 EUR
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 152 880 EUR
If annual or monthly value:
Number of months: 12
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
In line with Article 134.1(f) of the rules of application to the Financial Regulation No 966/2012 of 25.10.2012, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the exceptional negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) consisting in the repetition of similar services (up to a maximum of 50 % of the original contract value) entrusted to the economic operator awarded the initial contract by the same contracting authority. The range of budget initially foreseen was between 230 000 EUR and 250 000 EUR.
The contract is renewable 2 times.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: