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Belgium-Brussels: High-Tech Skills for Industry: Fostering New Services and Jobs Creation

2019/S 153-375799

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Covent Garden 2, Place Charles Rogier 16, Office 10/179
NUTS code: BE100

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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

High-Tech Skills for Industry: Fostering New Services and Jobs Creation

Reference number: EASME/COSME/2018/016
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This is a call for tenders in a form of an open procedure to conclude 1 service contract in the context of high tech skills for Industry.

The contractor will be required to collect and analyse data to create a long-term agenda for the creation of new services and jobs enabled by new technologies. He will also identify best practices and propose supporting actions.

The work is divided into 3 work packages. Tasks to be carried out are further detailed in Section 1.4.1 of the tender specifications.

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: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor, save where meetings are to be held at EASME's or the European Commission’s premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The general objective of this service is to develop a forward vision and long-term agenda (2030) for high-tech skills and the creation of new services and jobs enabled by new technologies in Europe.

The work is divided into 3 work packages. Tasks to be carried out are further detailed in Section 1.4.1 of the tender specifications.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 30 points
Quality criterion - Name: Quality, appropriateness and completeness of the organisation of the proposed activities and of the work plan, plausibility and global coherence of the bid / Weighting: 50 points
Quality criterion - Name: Effectiveness, relevance and credibility of the proposed management and control measures / Weighting: 20 points
Quality criterion - Name: Total quality criteria weighting / 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: yes
Identification of the project:

COSME Work Programme 2018

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 137-312040
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: EASME/COSME/2018/016

High-Tech Skills for Industry: Fostering New Services and Jobs Creation

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 10
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 10
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 10
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 10
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologierforschung mbH
Oxfordstrasse 2
NUTS code: DE

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 500 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 499 500.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 20 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Telephone: +35 243031
Fax: +35 243032100

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of notice of the award decision, you may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request you may make and any reply from us, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment or to open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated in Section VI.4.1 of this contract award notice.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: