Services - 375819-2019

09/08/2019    S153    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Study on Sustainability Ratings and Research

2019/S 153-375819

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission - Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
SPA2 07/020
Brussels
1049
Belgium
E-mail: EC-FISMA-CONTRACTS@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE100

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/financial-stability-financial-services-and-capital-markets-union_en

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=5281
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=5281
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

Study on Sustainability Ratings and Research

Reference number: FISMA/2019/046/C
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This study will:

(i) provide a state of play of the sustainability-related products and services market,

(ii) establish an inventory and classification of actors and sustainability products/services available in the market,

(iii) explore the use and quality of sustainability-related products and services, and

(iv) provide the European Commission with recommendations and best practices to stimulate demand and improve the quality of supply.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises of the contractor. A maximum of 6 meetings can take place in Brussels and/or Paris (see tender specifications).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The study shall:

— describe the state of play in the sustainability-related products and services market, from an economic and legal standpoint,

— identify and classify sustainability-related products and services, and their providers and explore their business models per category of providers,

— analyse the source and type of data used by sustainability-related products and services providers,

— analyse the data assessment process and transparency of methodologies of ESG ratings,

— analyse the use of sustainability-related products and services by both investors and corporate companies,

— provide the European Commission with some recommendations and best practices in relation to the abovementioned sections of the study.

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: 9
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 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 procurement documents.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 23/09/2019
Local time: 23:59
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 25/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Rue de Spa 2, 1000 Brussels.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening session. For organisational and security reasons the tenderer must provide the full name, date of birth, nationality and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 2 working days in advance to: EC-FISMA-Contracts@ec.europa.eu. Failing that, the contracting authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

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 the notification given to the plaintiff or, in the absence thereof, from the day it came to knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend, nor to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/08/2019