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Services - 376101-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  433375-2020
11/08/2020    S154

Belgium-Brussels: EIC Business Acceleration Services — Access to geographical markets — Overseas Trade Fairs Programme 2.0

2020/S 154-376101

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, RTD — Research and Innovation, RTD.TF — European Innovation Council
Postal address: Espace Orban (ORBN), Square Frère-Orban 8
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1040
Country: Belgium
E-mail: rtd-call-for-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/research-and-innovation_en
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=6952
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=6952
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:

EIC Business Acceleration Services — Access to geographical markets — Overseas Trade Fairs Programme 2.0

Reference number: RTD/2020/OP/0006
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This call for tenders shall result in a service contract with the aim to facilitate the access of EIC beneficiaries that are SMEs/Startups/Scaleups, to key international trade fairs in new geographical markets outside the European Union and associated countries to H2020 and future Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

The specific objectives of the contract are:

• obtain an exhibition space in overseas trade fairs;

• create trade and business cooperation/partnerships between the EIC beneficiaries and Third Countries business partners;

• improve the EIC beneficiaries’ knowledge of new geographical markets.

This contract will help EIC beneficiaries to setup business partnerships in regions with strong clusters of clients and potential business partners. This will increase the commercialisation opportunities of the projects funded by the EIC and will lead EIC beneficiaries to underpin future economic growth and job creation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75112000 Administrative services for business operations
79421100 Project-supervision services other than for construction work
79952000 Event services
79421200 Project-design services other than for construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises of the contractor, save where meetings are to be held at the European Commission’s premises and in the places where the overseas trade fairs take place.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This call for tenders shall result in a service contract with the aim to facilitate the access of EIC beneficiaries that are SMEs/Startups/Scaleups, to key international trade fairs in new geographical markets outside the European Union and associated countries to H2020/Horizon Europe.

The specific objectives of this contract are:

• Obtain an exhibition space in overseas trade fairs.

• Create trade and business cooperation/partnerships between the EIC beneficiaries and Third Countries business partners. N.B. Any activity /cooperation aiming at obtaining foreign investments from non-EU or Associated countries is excluded from this contract. The Contractor shall ensure that pre- meetings and all activities related to this contract respect this limitation of scope.

• Improve the EIC beneficiaries’ knowledge of new geographical markets. This contract will help EIC beneficiaries to setup business partnerships in regions with strong clusters of clients and potential business partners. This contract will increase the visibility of the EIC beneficiaries, as well as the EIC itself. This will increase the commercialisation opportunities of the projects funded by the EIC and will lead EIC beneficiaries to underpin future economic growth and job creation.

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: 4 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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).

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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/09/2020
Local time: 12:00
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 22/09/2020
Local time: 10:00
Place:

The public opening is expected to take place in Espace Orban (ORBN), Square Frère-Orban 8, B-1040 Brussels.

However, if for reasons linked to the pandemic it is not feasible to organise the meeting physically, it will be organised via video conference. In such case, the necessary information will be provided via eTendering in the days prior to the opening.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See internet address provided 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 payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
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:
31/07/2020