Finland-Helsinki: Public road transport services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.forumvirium.fi/en
Address of the buyer profile: www.fabulos.eu
Main address: www.gjesdal.kommune.no
Main address: www.mkm.ee/en
Main address: http://www.lamia.gr/
Main address: http://www.stcp.pt/en/
Main address: www.helmond.nl/english
Section II: Object
FABULOS: the design, development and testing of all-inclusive solutions capable of operating fleets of self-driving minibuses in urban environments
Fabulos is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) to design, develop and test smart systems that are capable of operating fleets of self-driving minibuses in urban environments. Fabulos will provide financial grants to companies to develop an all-inclusive turnkey service for the operations of an autonomous bus line, i.e. software, hardware, fleet and services. These solutions shall be validated by a Proof of Concept inside cities and they are expected to be integrated in existing public transportation. PCP comprises the procurement of R and D services for the design and development of solutions that are not commercially available yet. The PCP is split into three phases: solution design, prototype development and field testing. Evaluations after each Phase progressively select the solutions that offer the best value for money and meet the needs of the Procuring Partners.
The request for tender documentation will become available on www.fabulos.eu on 1.9.2018.
At least 50 % of the activities must be performed in the EU Member States or H2020 Associated countries. Phase 3 pilot sites are:
FABULOS Project number 780371 (H2020)
Phase 1 (solution design): January — March 2019 — expected min. of 10 suppliers — approx. 35 000 EUR per supplier
Phase 2 (prototype development): June — Dec. 2019 — expected min. of 6 suppliers — approx. 250 000 EUR per supplier
Phase 3 (field testing): March — September 2020 — expected min. of 3 suppliers — approx. 760 000 EUR per supplier
The tender documents will be available on fabulos.eu from 1.9
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The process to award the Framework Agreements and the Specific Contracts is based on four main categories:
The exclusion criteria: evaluate the individual situation of a Tenderer;
The selection criteria: determine whether a Tenderer has the financial, technical and professional capacity necessary to carry out and perform the work;
The compliance criteria: evaluate if the submitted Tender is compliant with the principles of PCP, public financing, place of performance, research integrity and security;
The award criteria: award contracts to the best ranked Tenders.
The final award will be made based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT), based on the best quality price ratio.
Tenders will be excluded if they do not meet the following requirements relating to the place of performance of the contract:
— at least 50 % of the total value of activities covered by each specific contract for PCP phase 1 and 2 must be performed in the EU Member States or in H2020 associated countries. The principal R and D staff working on each specific contract must be located in the EU Member States or H2020 associated countries,
— at least 50 % of the total value of activities covered by the Framework Agreement must be performed in the EU Member States or H2020 associated countries. The principal R and D staff working on the PCP must be located in the EU Member States or H2020 associated countries.
This 50 % rule applies per Supplier. If companies apply as a consortium, the 50 % rules applies thus to the consortium as a whole.
Section IV: Procedure
Tender submission takes places electronically. The Tenders will be opened on 1.11.2018 at 09:00 CET. Tenderers cannot be present.
For the opening, the Lead Procurer will appoint an Administrative Evaluation Committee (AEC) composed of two representatives of Forum Virium Helsinki. An internal report is compiled of this opening session, stating the number of offers received and their completeness.
Section VI: Complementary information
Procedures for appeal
Decisions taken with regard to the selection of Suppliers, awarding them with Phases 1, 2 or 3 or excluding them from the Fabulos PCP Procedure can be challenged by means of an administrative remedy within a period of 5 days upon the formal notification of the decision.
A decision dismissing the appeal could be challenged before the District Court of Helsinki. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the execution of the Framework Agreement or of the Phases contracts entered into between the Procuring Partners and the Supplier, shall be heard by the District Court of Helsinki.