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31/10/2014    S210

Belgium-Brussels: Invasive alien species — prioritising prevention efforts through horizon scanning

2014/S 210-371100

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment
Postal address: BU 9 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team, SRD.2 — Finance
Telephone: +32 22960008

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
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
Invasive alien species — prioritising prevention efforts through horizon scanning.
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'.
NUTS code
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)
Invasive alien species (IAS) are species that are transported outside of their natural range across ecological barriers, due to human action, that establish themselves and spread in their new location and cause negative impacts on biodiversity, society and the economy. IAS are estimated to have cost the EU at least 12 000 000 000 EUR/year over the past 20 years, and the damage costs continue to increase. To effectively tackle the problems linked to IAS the Commission has proposed a dedicated regulation, seeking to prevent the entry of IAS, to set up a system of early warning and rapid response and to more effectively manage the IAS that have established themselves and spread.
The approach chosen is one that seeks to prioritise action on a common set of species considered to be of EU concern because of the magnitude of their impact, on the basis of risk assessments. Given that new IAS continuously enter the EU, the list of species of Union concern will need to be a dynamic one, able to adapt to an evolving situation and thus be fit to tackle the challenges ahead. Moreover, the focus should be first and foremost on prevention.
Thus, this study aims at devising the necessary methodological framework to be able to select potential IAS (horizon scanning) in order to screen for major future threats to the Union in order to prioritise future risk assessments on the worst potential invasive alien species. This study will go beyond the existing work on risk assessment and set the scene for future preventative work.
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: 100 000 EUR

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Quality of the proposed methodology. Weighting 60
2. Organisation of the work. Weighting 20
3. Quality control measures. Weighting 20
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 34-054570 of 18.2.2014

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 96-166916 of 20.5.2014

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 07.0202/2014/690126/SER/ENV.B.2
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Postal address: Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Town: Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Postal code: OX10 8BB
Country: United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 100 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 100 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of months: 9
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Proportion: 72 %
Short description of the value/proportion of the contract to be sub-contracted: 6 & 14 & 6 & 6 & 5 & 35.

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
VI.2)Additional information:
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.

Please note that this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2014/S 34-054570 of 18.2.2014 with the title 'Supporting IAS prevention efforts through horizon scanning' and had a budget of 100 000 EUR.

The range in the contract notice was 85 000 EUR–100 000 EUR.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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.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. 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: