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01/11/2014    S211

Belgium-Brussels: Contract for the joint procurement of a common auction platform

2014/S 211-372946

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action, SRD.2 — Finance
Postal address: BU 9, 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Markets Team
E-mail: clima-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22960008

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/tenders/2014/index_en.htm

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Denmark represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, Danish Energy Agency
Postal address: Amaliegade 44
Town: Copenhagen K
Postal code: 1256
Country: Denmark

Official name: Estonia represented in JPA-CAP by the Estonian Ministry of the Environment
Postal address: Narva mnt 7a
Town: Tallinn
Postal code: 15172
Country: Estonia

Official name: Ireland represented in JPA-CAP by the Environmental Protection Agency
Postal address: McCumiskey House, Richview, Clonskeagh Road
Town: Dublin 14
Country: Ireland

Official name: France represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry
Postal address: Teledoc 647, 139 rue de Bercy
Town: Paris Cedex 12
Postal code: 75572
Country: France

Official name: Italy represented in JPA-CAP by Consip SpA
Postal address: via Isonzo 19/E
Town: Rome RM
Postal code: 00198
Country: Italy

Official name: Cyprus represented in JPA-CAP by the Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
Postal address: Loukis Akritas Ave.
Town: Nicosia
Postal code: 1411
Country: Cyprus

Official name: Latvia represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
Postal address: Peldu Str. 25
Town: Riga
Postal code: LV-1494
Country: Latvia

Official name: Lithuania represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
Postal address: A. Jaksto str. 4/9
Town: Vilnius
Postal code: LT-01105
Country: Lithuania

Official name: Hungary represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of National Development
Postal address: Fö u. 44–50
Town: Budapest
Postal code: 1011
Country: Hungary

Official name: Malta represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Investment
Postal address: Maison Demandols, South Street
Town: Valletta
Postal code: MT-2000
Country: Malta

Official name: Netherlands represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Postal address: PO Box 20951
Town: The Hague
Postal code: 2500 EZ
Country: Netherlands

Official name: Austria represented in JPA-CAP by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Postal address: Stubenbastei 5
Town: Vienna
Postal code: 1010
Country: Austria

Official name: Romania represented in JPA-CAP by the National Authority for Regulating and Monitoring Public Procurement
Postal address: Dinicu Golescu Blvd 38, 4th floor, 1st District
Town: Bucharest
Country: Romania

Official name: Slovenia represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment
Postal address: Dunajska 22
Town: Ljubljana
Postal code: SI-1000
Country: Slovenia

Official name: Slovakia represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment
Postal address: Nam. L. Stura 1
Town: Bratislava
Postal code: 812 35
Country: Slovakia

Official name: Sweden represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of the Environment
Postal address: Tegelbacken 2
Town: Stockholm
Postal code: SE-103 33
Country: Sweden

Official name: Croatia, represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Finance
Postal address: Katanciceva 5
Town: Zagreb
Postal code: 10000
Country: Croatia

Official name: Spain represented in the JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Postal address: Pza San Juan de la Cruz, s/n
Town: Madrid (Madrid)
Postal code: 28071
Country: Spain

Official name: Finland represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Postal address: Aleksanterinkatu 4
Town: Helsinki
Postal code: FI-00170
Country: Finland

Official name: Greece represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Postal address: Mesogeion 119
Town: Athens
Postal code: 102 91
Country: Greece

Official name: Luxembourg represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure
Postal address: 4, place de l'Europe
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 1499
Country: Luxembourg

Official name: Czech Republic represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment
Postal address: Vrsovicka 65
Town: Prague
Postal code: 100 00
Country: Czechia

Official name: Belgium represented in JPA-CAP by the Federal public service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Postal address: Victor Horta plein 40, box 10
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1060
Country: Belgium

Official name: Bulgaria represented in JPA-CAP by the Ministry of Environment and Water
Postal address: Maria Louiza Blvd 22
Town: Sofia
Postal code: 1000
Country: Bulgaria

Official name: Portugal represented in JPA-CAP by the Portuguese Environment Agency
Postal address: Edifício da Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente — APA, R. da Murgueira, 9/91, Zambujal — Alfragide, Apartado 7585
Town: Amadora
Postal code: 2611-865
Country: Portugal

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract for the joint procurement of a common auction platform.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor's premises.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The provision of the following services, as will be further specified in the tender specifications:
a) auctioning of allowances for the participating Member States pursuant to Article 27 of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 on the timing, administration and other aspects of auctioning of greenhouse gas emission allowances and its subsequent amendments (OJ L 302, 18.11.2010, p.1) (hereafter 'Auctioning Regulation') ('task 1');
b) technical support services to the Commission as referred to in Article 29 of the Auctioning Regulation ('task 2').
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66170000 Financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services, 66150000 Financial markets administration services, 66133000 Processing and clearing services, 66172000 Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services, 66151000 Financial market operational services, 79342410 Electronic auction services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Task 1 will be paid for through fees paid by persons admitted to bid in the auctions and successful bidders in the auctions, as will be further specified in the tender specifications.
Task 2 relates to the provision of technical support services to the Commission pursuant to Article 29 of the Auctioning Regulation, as will be further specified in the tender specifications.
The maximum yearly budget for the performance of task 2 amounts to 75 000 EUR.
The range provided below relates only to task 2.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 375 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: 1 or more of the technical support services under task 2 may be optional. This will be specified further in the tender specifications and/or the draft contract.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As may be further specified in the tender specifications and the draft contract, if necessary.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As will be further specified in the tender specifications and the draft contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to tender documents. See sections 1.3 and 2.4 of the guide to candidates.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Tenderers should in particular take note of the following provisions of the Auctioning Regulation:
— pursuant to Article 27(2) '[…], the auction platform shall be connected to at least 1 clearing system or settlement system',
— pursuant to Article 35(1) 'Auctions shall only be conducted on an auction platform authorised as a regulated market whose operator organises a market in allowances or allowance derivatives'.
In addition, Articles 35, 36, 43, 55 and 66 of the Auctioning Regulation provide further requirements on authorisation, notification, supervision and enforcement of the auctioning activity.

Commission notice No C220/12 published on 26.7.2011 provides further information on the relevant requirements concerning the implementation of these Articles in the territory where the auction platform is established — http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:52011XC0726(01)

The contractor will also be required, among other things, to demonstrate that the clearing system or settlement system connected to the platform is designated pursuant to the Directive 98/26/EC on settlement finality in payment and securities settlement systems (OJ L 166, 11.6.1998, p. 45).
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documents. See Section 3 of the guide to candidates on the exclusion criteria and Section 4.1 of the guide to candidates on the professional capacity.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documents. See Section 4.3 of the guide to candidates on financial and economic capacity.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the tender documents. See Section 4.2 of the guide to candidates on technical capacity.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 1
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
CLIMA.B.1/SER/2014/0026cd.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 118-208551 of 21.6.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
2.12.2014 - 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months from signature of the contract.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
At the time of dispatch of this contract notice, the contracting authorities are those listed in this contract notice, namely the European Union and the Member States participating in the joint action, represented by the European Commission; other States may become contracting authorities as provided for in further detail in Section 1.5 of the guide to candidates.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.10.2014