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Services - 38504-2018

27/01/2018    S19

Belgium-Brussels: Support for the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process

2018/S 019-038504

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment
Postal address: BU 9 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main 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

Support for the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process

Reference number: ENV.D.3/SER/2017/0010
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The general objective of this contract is to provide support to the commission in relation to the implementation and further development of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process (see:, including in particular the organisation of Steering Committee meetings and Natura 2000 Seminars, the implementation of a Biogeographical Natura 2000 Networking Programme, the compilation of scientific background information in relation to the process and the maintenance of the web-based Natura 2000 Communication Platform (see:

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: 886 935.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra Muros.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The specific tasks of the contractor are summarised as follows:

— Supporting the preparation and organisation of meetings of the Steering Committees of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, including the preparation of meeting documents and presentations,

— Supporting the preparation, organisation and facilitation of Natura 2000 Seminars, including the logistic preparation of the seminars in close cooperation with the host organisation or country, the preparation of meeting documents and presentations and the facilitation of working group and plenary meetings in close cooperation with the respective Chair persons,

— Facilitating the implementation of thematic networking events as part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Networking Programme, with the objective of enhancing cooperation between Member States, regions and interested organisations on the management of Natura 2000,

— Compiling and making available scientific and technical background information for the benefit of Natura 2000 Seminars and the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Networking Programme.

— Single contract of 36 Months.

— Open call for tender — Service Contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and allocation of resources / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 50/50
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

This was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 - 079856 with the title “Support for the Natura 2000 Biogeographical process” and with a budget of 900 000 EUR.

Section IV: Procedure

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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 112-224717
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: 07.0202/2017/768039/SER/ENV.D.3

Support for the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Stichting Wageningen Research
Postal address: PO Box 47, Droevendaalsesteeg 3
Town: Wageningen
Postal code: 6700 AA
Country: Netherlands
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)
Postal address: Ady Endre ut 9-11
Town: Szentendre
Postal code: 2000
Country: Hungary
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Nature Bureau Limited
Postal address: 36 Kingfisher Court, Hambridge Road
Town: Newbury
Postal code: RG14 5SJ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Estonian University of Life Sciences
Postal address: 1, Kreutzwaldi Str
Town: Tartu
Postal code: 51014
Country: Estonia
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: TERRA ecogest SL
Postal address: C/Rufino Sanchez 83, B-9
Town: Las Matas
Postal code: 28290
Country: Spain
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Mãe d'água, Lda
Postal address: R. Illha de S. Jorge 4B
Town: Queijas
Postal code: 2790-361
Country: Portugal
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: 900 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 886 935.00 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: 2 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

2 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

In line with Article 134.1.e) and f) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation nº 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the Contracting Authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same Contracting Authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in Paragraph 4 of Article 134.

Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 — 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title "Support for the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process".

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxemburg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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 Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http:// Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time-limit to launch 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: