Services - 371717-2018

25/08/2018    S163

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple Framework Contract with Re-opening of Competition for the Provision of Evaluation Services to the European Commission in the Field of Trade

2018/S 163-371717

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade, Directorate A — Resources, Information and Policy coordination
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/
Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/
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:

Multiple Framework Contract with Re-opening of Competition for the Provision of Evaluation Services to the European Commission in the Field of Trade

Reference number: TRADE/2017/A5/01
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of the Framework contract is to set up a Framework for carrying out Sustainability impact assessments (SIAs), and background studies which could feed into an impact assessment or an ex post or interim evaluation of trade or investment agreements.

Apart from negotiations for, or existing, bilateral, plurilateral or multilateral trade or investment agreements, the Framework contract is also intended to provide supporting studies for impact assessments or ex post or interim evaluations of the EU's unilateral preferential trade arrangements. References to analyses or assessments of “trade or investment” agreements should be understood to cover analyses or assessments of these unilateral preferential trade arrangements as well.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311400 Economic research services
79311410 Economic impact assessment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

“Extra muros”

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of the Framework contract is to set up a Framework for carrying out Sustainability impact assessments (SIAs), and background studies which could feed into an impact assessment or an ex post or interim evaluation of trade or investment agreements.

This contract is based on the system of multiple Framework contracts with reopening of competition. The maximum possible number of participants to the Framework Agreement was: 6.

The actual number of Framework contracts awarded is: 5.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: 3 quality award criteria were stated in the procurement documents / Weighting: 70 %
Price - Weighting: 30 %
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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
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 239-495287
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Framework Contract No. 1
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
18/07/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 11
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: (Consortium led by) BKP Economic Advisors GmbH
National registration number: HRB 231576
Postal address: Jutastr. 14
Town: D-80636 München
NUTS code: DE212 München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)
National registration number: 34 48 14 90
Postal address: Wilders Plads 8K, DK1403 Copenhagen K
Town: Copenhagen
NUTS code: DK012 Københavns omegn
Country: Denmark
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Institute for Employment Studies (IES)
National registration number: 931 547
Postal address: City Gate 185 Dyke Road, Brighton BN3 1TL, East Sussex
Town: Brighton
NUTS code: UKJ21 Brighton and Hove
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Trade Impact B.V.
National registration number: 70570647
Postal address: Binnenrotte 281, 3011 HB Rotterdam
Town: Rotterdam
NUTS code: NL33C Groot-Rijnmond
Country: Netherlands
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Trinomics BV
National registration number: 56028016
Postal address: Westersingel 32A, 3014GS Rotterdam
Town: Rotterdam
NUTS code: NL33C Groot-Rijnmond
Country: Netherlands
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Framework Contract No. 2
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
18/07/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 11
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: (Consortium led by) Ernst & Young Special Business Services
National registration number: 0471 938 850
Postal address: De Kleetlaan 2, 1831 Diegem
Town: Diegem
NUTS code: BE22 Prov. Limburg (BE)
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies)
National registration number: 0424 123 986
Postal address: Rue du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: CIREM (Centre d’Information et de Recherche sur l’Economie Mondiale)
National registration number: 324 378 793
Postal address: Chez CEPII, 20 Avenue du Ségur, 75334, Paris
Town: Paris
NUTS code: FR1 ILE-DE-FRANCE
Country: France
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Framework Contract No. 5
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
19/07/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 11
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: LSE Enterprise Ltd.
National registration number: 2657442
Postal address: Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Framework Contract No. 4
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
19/07/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 11
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: (Consortium led by) ECORYS Nederland B.V.
National registration number: 24 31 67 26
Postal address: Watermanweg 44, 3067 GG Rotterdam
Town: Rotterdam
NUTS code: NL33C Groot-Rijnmond
Country: Netherlands
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: David Luff Avocat
National registration number: 0836 996 073
Postal address: 131, Rue de Stassart, 1050 Bruxelles
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Centrum Analiz Społeczno-Ekonomicznych (CASE) – Fundacja Naukowa
National registration number: 0000167095
Postal address: Al. Jana Pawła II, 61/212, 01-031, Warsaw
Town: Warsaw
NUTS code: PL91 Warszawski stołeczny
Country: Poland
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Cambridge Econometrics Limited
National registration number: 1916825
Postal address: 19A Covent Garden, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2HT
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH12 Cambridgeshire CC
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Framework Contract No. 5
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
30/07/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 11
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: (Consortium led by) CIVIC GmbH
National registration number: HRB 169151 B
Postal address: Potsdamer Str. 150, 10783 Berlin
Town: Berlin
NUTS code: DE30 Berlin
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
National registration number: 18269
Postal address: Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson‘s Quay, Dublin 2
Town: Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Country: Ireland
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Agra CEAS Consulting
National registration number: 0418044660
Postal address: Bureau Européen de Recherche, 20-22 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
National registration number: 329995655
Postal address: Rahlgasse 3, 1060 Vienna
Town: Vienna
NUTS code: AT13 Wien
Country: Austria
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: IFO Institut – Leibniz Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München e.V.
National registration number: VR 4419
Postal address: Poschinger Str. 5, 81679 München
Town: Munich
NUTS code: DE212 München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This contract is based on the system of multiple Framework contracts with reopening of competition. The initial duration is 24 months, which can be renewed once for another 24 months. The total maximum budget for all specific contracts under the 5 framework contracts awarded is 5 000 000,00 EUR over the entire period of maximum 48 months.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, CS 30403, Strasbourg Cedex 67001
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Fax: +33 388179062
Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based.

The time-limit for lodging an action for annulment of the award decision by the Gneeral Court expired on 9.8.2018 (2 months after notification of the 11 tenderers by information letters on 8.6.2018).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald,
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/08/2018