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Services - 376787-2021

26/07/2021    S142

Belgium-Brussels: Study on the Feasibility, Minimum Standards and Transparency Requirements of an EU ESG Benchmark Label

2021/S 142-376787

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA), FISMA.C.3 — Securities markets
Postal address: The Pavilion (SPA2), Rue de Spa 2
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1000
Country: Belgium
E-mail: ec-fisma-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/financial-stability-financial-services-and-capital-markets-union_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=8968
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=8968
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 the Feasibility, Minimum Standards and Transparency Requirements of an EU ESG Benchmark Label

Reference number: FISMA/2021/OP/0003
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79314000 Feasibility study
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Regulation (EU) 2016/10011 requires the Commission to present to the European Parliament and the Council, before 31 December 2022 a report on the impact of this Regulation and on the feasibility of an ‘ESG benchmark’ that shall be accompanied, where appropriate by a legislative proposal. In the consultation on the renewed sustainable finance strategy, a question was asked to market participants on whether the EU should take action to create such label with the majority responding that the EU should take action to create an ‘ESG benchmark’. Many market participants would welcome the creation of such new EU label in order to integrate social and governance considerations, on top of climate, which is the main focus of the EU Climate Benchmarks, which have been recently introduced.

The general objective of this study is to obtain a comprehensive analysis regarding the feasibility of the creation of an EU ESG Benchmark label, including the minimum standards and transparency requirements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79314000 Feasibility study
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

The Pavilion (SPA2), Rue de Spa 2, B-1000 Brussels, BELGIUM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Study on the feasibility, minimum standards and transparency requirements of an EU ESG Benchmark label.

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: 300 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated 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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated 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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

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.1.8)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: 06/10/2021
Local time: 15:00
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: 07/10/2021
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Tenders will be opened electronically on the date and time indicated in the contract notice. It is possible to attend the opening by videoconference.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3). In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in section I.3) in the last 5 calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in section IV.2.2), the contracting authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the Internet address provided in section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

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: L-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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/07/2021