Services - 386448-2019

16/08/2019    S157    European Central Bank - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Germany-Frankfurt am Main: ECB - Market Consultation Pertaining to a Potential Frameword Agreement for the Provision of Support Services for DG-MIP (PRO-005116)

2019/S 157-386448

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main
60314
Germany
Contact person: Central Procurement Office
E-mail: procurement@ecb.europa.eu
Fax: +49 69/13447110
NUTS code: DE712

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.ecb.europa.eu

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Market Consultation Pertaining to a Potential Frameword Agreement for the Provision of Support Services for DG-MIP (PRO-005116)

Reference number: PRO-005116
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79400000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Central Bank (ECB) is considering launching a tender procedure to procure a framework agreement for the provision of support services for DG-MIP (Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments). In this respect, the DG-MIP will require different types of external services, which comprise consultancy; agency and other services on specific issues (e.g. surveys, software development, training, project management, planning, testing, technical support, etc.).

Hence the ECB (DG-MIP) is seeking information from potential providers via the present non-binding market survey in order to facilitate the preparation of a potential tender procedure (in relation to its scope, feasibility, preconditions, etc.).

Further information is provided on the ECB procurement website (at the URL indicated in section II.2.14 below).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80510000
79400000
79300000
72200000
72800000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DE712
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The European Central Bank (ECB) is considering launching a tender procedure to procure a framework agreement for the provision of support services for DG-MIP (Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments).

DG-MIP’s mandate is to act as operator, overseer and catalyst in the field of market infrastructure and payments. To perform these three complementary roles, DG-MIP coordinates and supports the operation and development of Eurosystem market infrastructures (TARGET Services), conducts oversight of specific market infrastructures and payment instruments and acts as a catalyst to improve the overall functioning of the euro area market infrastructure from an innovation and integration perspective.

To support these functions, the DG-MIP will require different types of external services, which comprise consultancy; temporary labour and other services on specific issues (e.g. surveys on market trends, ad-hoc financial topics, statistical market infrastructure and financial sectors analysis, software development, education and training, project management, planning, testing, technical support, etc.).

Hence the ECB (DG-MIP) is seeking information from potential providers via a market survey in order to facilitate the preparation of a potential tender procedure (in relation to its scope, feasibility, preconditions, etc.).

This market survey is a non-binding inquiry for information that aims solely at soliciting feedback from potential suppliers at facilitating the preparation of the planned tender procedure.

This market survey is neither a pre-requisite for tendering nor a call for expression of interest/applications nor an invitation to tender/request for proposals. Further, the ECB is not at this time seeking binding offers and will not accept unsolicited proposals.

The ECB will treat the information received from potential suppliers in strict confidentiality.

Participation in this market survey does not create any obligations for the ECB. In particular, the ECB is not obliged to launch a tender procedure, or to invite the participants in the survey to participate in any future ECB tender procedure, nor to award them a contract, or to reimburse them for any expenses incurred when responding to this market survey.

If the ECB goes forward with the planned tender procedure, a Contract Notice will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and on the ECB’s website, in line with the provisions laid down in the ECB Procurement Decision 2016/2.

Further information is provided on the ECB procurement website (at the URL indicated in section II.2.14 below).

II.2.14)Additional information

Method of participation and other additional information about the market survey, including the survey questionnaire, can be found on the ECB procurement website:

https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/jobsproc/tenders/html/index.en.html.

Market operators are invited to participate to the present market survey by responding to the following e-mail address: procurement@ecb.europa.eu, by 31.8.2019.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/12/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Further information is provided on the ECB website (at the URL indicated in section II.2.14 above).

Market operators may address queries regarding the market survey to the ECB’s contact person indicated in section I.1 above. The ECB will endeavour to answer all queries as quickly as possible but cannot guarantee a minimum time response.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/08/2019