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Services - 379169-2021

27/07/2021    S143

Belgium-Brussels: EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

2021/S 143-379169

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

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 Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT), Directorate F: Digital Transformation, Unit F3: Digital Innovation and Blockchain
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: CNECT-TENDERING@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/communications-networks-content-and-technology_en
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
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:

EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

Reference number: CNECT/2020/OP/0055
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This pre-commercial procurement (PCP) supports the development of new capabilities for the future version of the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI) to enable the implementation of various use cases with high volume and velocity requirements whist enhancing the sustainability, security, interoperability and robustness aspects. The aim is to go beyond what existing blockchain solutions can offer. This PCP is done in relation to the work of the European Blockchain Partnership, a cooperation between the European Commission, all EU Member States and some countries of the European Economic Area to deliver together the EBSI. PCP progressively selects the best value for money solutions that the market can develop by awarding R&D service contracts to a number of providers in parallel in a phased approach that covers solution design, prototyping, solution development, installation and testing. PCP thus provides a first customer reference for contractors with innovative solutions.

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: 6 200 000.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

At least 70 % of the activities to be performed in the EU Member States or H2020 Associated countries. 100 % of activities on new security components to be performed in the EU Member States.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EU Blockchain pre-commercial procurement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology, project plan and schedule / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Scalability / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Sustainability/environmental impact / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Security and privacy / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Object identification and data processing / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Robustness and technical maturity / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Commercial viability / Weighting: 5
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:

Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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: 2020/S 230-565744
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: FW-00110980
Title:

EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 35
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 35
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 35
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: IOTA Stiftung
Postal address: Nextland, Strassburger Strasse 55
Town: Berlin
NUTS code: DE300 Berlin
Postal code: 10405
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 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: 8 %

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: FW-00110986
Title:

EU Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 35
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 35
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 35
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: IOV42 Ltd
Postal address: The Gherkin, 30 St. Mary Axe
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI31 Camden and City of London
Postal code: EC3A 8BF
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 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: 30 %

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: FW-00110987
Title:

EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 35
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 35
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 35
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Stichting Dyne. ORG
Postal address: Haparandadam 7-A1
Town: Amsterdam
NUTS code: NL329 Groot-Amsterdam
Postal code: 1013AK
Country: Netherlands
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Infocert SPA
Postal address: Piazza Sallustio 9
Town: ROMA
NUTS code: ITI43 Roma
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Riddle and Code GmbH
Postal address: Thomas-Klestil-Platz 13
Town: Vienna
NUTS code: AT130 Wien
Postal code: 1030
Country: Austria
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: FW-00110988
Title:

EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 35
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 35
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 35
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Orange Business Belgium SA
Postal address: 3 Avenue du Bourget
Town: Evere
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1140
Country: Belgium
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: 6 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 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: 9 %

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: FW-00110989
Title:

EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 35
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 35
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 35
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Chromaway AB
Postal address: Ν0Ι8 Grand Central, Centralplan 15
Town: Stockholm
NUTS code: SE110 Stockholms län
Postal code: S-111 64
Country: Sweden
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: FW-00110990
Title:

EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 35
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 35
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 35
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Billon Spolka Z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia
Postal address: ul. Aleja Jana Pawła II, 29,
Town: Warszawa
NUTS code: PL911 Miasto Warszawa
Postal code: 00-867
Country: Poland
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: FW-00110991
Title:

EU Blockchain Pre-commercial Procurement

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
15/07/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 35
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 35
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 35
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Westpole Belgium
Postal address: Mechelsesteenweg, 542
Town: Vilvoorde
NUTS code: BE241 Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Postal code: 1800
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Net Service SPA
Postal address: Galleria Marconi 2
Town: Bologna
NUTS code: ITH55 Bologna
Postal code: 40122
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: FlossLab s.r.l.
Postal address: Via Cesare Battisti 14
Town: Cagliari
NUTS code: ITG2F Cagliari
Postal code: 09123
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 6 200 000.00 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: 15 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
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:

You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under heading I.1).

If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsmanwithin two years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time-limit tolaunch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.

Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/07/2021