Services - 371593-2021

23/07/2021    S141

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area Frame Statistical) 2022 Survey

2021/S 141-371593

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Statistical Office of the European Union (ESTAT)
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2920
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: estat-directorate-e-call-for-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/about/overview
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=8304
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=8304
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Statistics

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area Frame Statistical) 2022 Survey

Reference number: ESTAT/LUX/2021/OP/0007
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79330000 Statistical services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This Invitation to Tender covers the provision of services to support and implement the LUCAS (Land Use/Cover Area frame statistical) 2022 Survey.

The aim of the LUCAS survey is to gather harmonised data on land cover/land use and agro-environmental aspects across the EU, in order to improve the availability and quality of land cover/use and environmental statistics.

— For lots 1 to 6, the amount indicated in 1.4.2.1 of the tender specifications is the maximum amount for the entire duration of the contract;

— For lots 7 to 8, the amount indicated in 1.4.2.1 of the tender specifications is the estimated total value for the entire duration of the contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 16 070 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 7
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – Survey in Belgium, Spain, France, Luxemburg, Netherlands and Portugal

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives are to prepare the survey for LUCAS 2022, to collect data on land cover, land use and selected agri-environmental aspects, through field visits and through photo-interpretation and to control the quality of this data in the office.

In the LUCAS 2022 survey Lot 1, there are a total of 109441 points to be assessed. See Tender specifications for more details.

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: 4 200 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 23
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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP Technical assistance.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – Survey in Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Austria and Romania

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives are to prepare the survey for LUCAS 2022, to collect data on land cover, land use and selected agri-environmental aspects, through field visits and through photo-interpretation and to control the quality of this data in the office.

In the LUCAS 2022 survey Lot 2, there are a total of 106287 points to be assessed. See tender specifications for more details.

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: 3 650 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 23
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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP technical assistance.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – Survey in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives are to prepare the survey for LUCAS 2022, to collect data on land cover, land use and selected agri-environmental aspects, through field visits and through photo-interpretation and to control the quality of this data in the office.

In the LUCAS 2022 survey Lot 3, there are a total of 64455 points to be assessed. See tender specifications for more details.

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: 2 150 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 23
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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP Technical assistance.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – Survey in Finland and Sweden

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives are to prepare the survey for LUCAS 2022, to collect data on land cover, land use and selected agri-environmental aspects, through field visits and through photo-interpretation and to control the quality of this data in the office.

In the LUCAS 2022 survey Lot 4, there are a total of 46008 points to be assessed. See Tender specifications for more details.

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: 1 620 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 23
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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP Technical assistance.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – Survey in Ireland, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Slovenia

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives are to prepare the survey for LUCAS 2022, to collect data on land cover, land use and selected agri-environmental aspects, through field visits and through photointerpretation and to control the quality of this data in the office.

In the LUCAS 2022 survey Lot 5, there are a total of 73461 points to be assessed. See Tender specifications for more details.

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: 2 650 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 23
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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP Technical assistance.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – Helpdesk, Technical Assistance and Quality Control

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives of Lot 6 are:

• prepare the launching of the LUCAS 2022 survey;

• provide training to project managers of the lots 1-5 and of the survey managers in coordination with the contractor of lot 7 (DMT)and of lot 8 (grassland training). The presence of the project manager of lot 7 and the person giving the DMT training (lot 7) are required during the whole time;

• provide technical assistance and quality control services to the Commission and the survey contractors (lots 1-5) carrying out the LUCAS survey in 2022. In this lot the data quality control services cover the quality check of the data collected in the LUCAS 2022 field survey and the LUCAS 2022 photo-interpretation campaign.

The timing of all tasks in this lot will depend heavily on the progress in lots 1-5, which in turn will depend on the contractual and climatic conditions.

Out of the total number of points assessed by the contractors of lots 1-5 (landscape feature photo-interpreted points, in-situ points and photo-interpreted points) the contractor of lot 6 will do the following controls:

• check a maximum of 10 000 in-situ photo-interpreted points;

• check 66 660 points that have been visited in the field;

• additional check of 20 000 pictures for anonymisation;

• check 25 000 points from the photo-interpretation campaign.

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: 1 160 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 23
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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP Technical assistance.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – DMT – Hosting, Maintenance and Helpdesk

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives of lot 7 of LUCAS 2022 are to:

• host the IT infrastructure for data entry, the centralised storage and management of data and processes supporting the LUCAS 2022 Survey;

• guarantee technical assistance and on the availability and reliability of the LUCAS DMT 2022 solution for the duration of the LUCAS 2022 survey (from January 2022 to June 2023).

The infrastructure will be used by approximately 1000 surveyors and 300 quality controllers in regional and/or central offices in 27 European countries (lots 1-5), by external quality controllers (lot 6) and by the European Commission.

The number of points to be visited in the field (FW points) during the survey is 200 000.

The number of points to be photo-interpreted (PI points) during the survey is 200 000.

The points within each lot 1-5 have been mostly distributed between the countries according to the land area and efficiency criteria derived from the heterogeneity of the land cover (Total points lots 1 to 5: 399652)

The services to be purchased for the entire contract period are estimated to cover 840 man/days.

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: 390 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: 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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP Technical assistance.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

LUCAS 2022 – Training and Helpdesk for the LUCAS 2022 Specific Module on Grassland

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objectives of lot 8 of LUCAS 2022 are:

• Training on the LUCAS grassland module for the project managers of the lots and of the countries of lots 1 – 5, within the trainings organised by the contractor of lot 6 and for supervisors and surveyors of lots 1 – 5 to take place in the countries;

• Helpdesk specifically for the LUCAS grassland module, active during the period relevant for this assessment.

The grassland module will be assessed on 20 000 field points.

Grassland module training has to be provided to project managers, at the general training for project managers, organised by the contractor of lot 6.

Supervisors and surveyors from lots 1 – 5 involved in the grassland module survey need training and a helpdesk that supports them during the survey.

The services to be purchased for the entire contract period is estimated to cover 200 man/days.

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: 250 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 21
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:

Single Market Programme 2021-2027 LIFE Programme 2021-2027 Copernicus 2021-2027 CAP Technical Assistance

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:

See internet address provided 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:

See internet address provided 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 122-246620
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/09/2021
Local time: 16:00
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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/09/2021
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 invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
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
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/07/2021