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14/11/2014    S220

Belgium-Brussels: Technical surveillance services for buildings occupied and/or managed by the European Commission in the Brussels-Capital Region and surrounding area

2014/S 220-388084

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Commission
Postal address: CSM 1 05/43
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Office for Infrastructure and Logistics — Brussels
For the attention of: OIB.DR.2 Finance and Public Procurement
Telephone: +32 22986989
Fax: +32 22960570

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Technical surveillance services for buildings occupied and/or managed by the European Commission in the Brussels-Capital Region and surrounding area.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Belgium — Brussels-Capital Region.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 700 000 and 1 800 000 EUR
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Technical surveillance services from a central control centre. These services comprise: permanent telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call recording, analysis and technical monitoring of calls, sending of intervention requests, and surveillance of alerts coming from remote-management systems.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment at 30 days, as stated in the provisions of the draft contract appended to the specifications.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Each individual grouping member must comply with the non-exclusion criteria. The grouping as a whole must comply with the selection criteria (see points III.2.2 and III.2.3) and the different grouping members will be jointly and severally liable for contract performance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: the tenderer must enclose identity details (see Annex I.1 to the specifications), and all the documents and information required under point III.2 'Conditions for participation' of this notice and listed in Annex I to the specifications.
The tenderer shall enclose documentary proof with the name of the country in which he has his head office or is domiciled, as required under law in his country of residence.

The tenderer shall enclose a duly signed and dated solemn declaration stating that he is not in any of the situations which would exclude him from participating in a contract awarded by the European Union. The solemn declaration must take the form of the template published on the following page, in its entirety:

NB: the successful tenderer must, on pain of exclusion, provide the following documentary evidence in support of the solemn declaration prior to contract signature:
— recent extract from the judicial record or, failing this, an equivalent document recently issued by an appropriate judicial or administrative body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he is not bankrupt or being wound up, his affairs are not being administered by the court, he has not entered into an arrangement with creditors, he has not suspended business activities, he is not the subject of proceedings of this nature, nor is he in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws or regulations,
— recent extract from the judicial record or, failing this, an equivalent document recently issued by an appropriate judicial or administrative body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he has not been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of 'res judicata' and has not been the subject of a judgment which has the force of 'res judicata' for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or for any other illegal activity detrimental to the Union's financial interests,
— recent certificate issued by an appropriate body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he has fulfilled his obligations in respect of payment of social security contributions,
— recent certificate issued by an appropriate body in the country in which the tenderer resides, stating that he has fulfilled his obligations in respect of payment of taxes (direct taxes and VAT) in accordance with legal provisions in said country.
Where no such documents or certificates are issued in the country concerned, they may be replaced by a statement under oath, or failing that, a solemn declaration made by the tenderer before a judicial or administrative body, a notary or a qualified professional body in said country.
NB: groupings must provide the solemn declaration along with the supporting documents and information, in the event they are awarded the contract, for each individual member.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: the tenderer must provide:
— copy of the financial statements (balance sheets and operating accounts) for the past 3 financial years, showing the annual pre-tax profit. If, for a valid reason, the tenderer is unable to provide them, he must enclose a declaration as to annual pre-tax profits for the past 3 years. If the financial statements or the declaration show an average loss over the past 3 years, the tenderer must furnish another document as proof of his financial and economic capacity, such as an appropriate guarantee from a third party (e.g. the parent company), statements from auditors, chartered accountants or equivalent,
— statement as to overall annual turnover during the past 3 financial years.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: average turnover of 200 000 EUR, realised over the past 3 years of business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
1) tenderers must provide a list of the principal services provided during the past 3 years in the field covered by this contract, with details of the values, dates, and particulars of service recipients.
2) The company shall provide proof that it has 7 dispatchers with:
— at least 2 years' experience working as a dispatcher in a technical control centre in buildings,
— good knowledge of English and French and conversant in both languages with technical terms relating to the building sector (electricity, heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, etc.),
— basic knowledge in the field of building techniques and services,
— knowledge of computer software (Windows, MS Office, etc.).
To this end, tenderers must provide the CVs for the 7 dispatchers, as well as a company organisation chart.
3) The tenderer must provide ISO 9001 quality management certification or equivalent. If ISO 9001 certification is not submitted, the tenderer must provide proof of the quality insurance measures put in place for managing the quality of service offered.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.1.2015 - 17:30
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14.1.2015 - 10:00


Office for Infrastructure and Logistics — Brussels (OIB), CSM 1 Building, cours Saint-Michel 1 (entrance via rue Père de Deken 23), 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 duly authorised representative per tenderer may attend the opening of tenders (a passport or identity card must be presented). Tenderers wishing to participate must confirm this with Unit OIB DR.2 Finance and Public Procurement, in writing, at least 2 working days prior to the date of the tender opening session (see details given in point I.1).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months after award.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

1) The specifications and additional documents (including questions and answers) will be available at the following web address:

Interested parties are invited to register via the website. They will then be notified by the online public procurement system of any updates available for this invitation to tender. Parties not registered on the site are requested to consult it regularly. The Commission cannot be held responsible should tenderers not be aware of any additional information on this invitation to tender given on this website.
The site will be updated regularly and it is the responsibility of tenderers to check for any updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Additional information on contract terms, contract renewals, conditions for participation, minimum levels of capacity required, total estimated contract volume, etc. can be found in the specifications available on the aforementioned website. No paper version will be issued. EMAS-certified since 2005, the OIB adopts an environmentally friendly attitude. EMAS is the eco-management and audit scheme, the EU voluntary instrument used by organisations to improve their environmental performance.
2) During the 3 years following conclusion of the initial contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure, without prior publication of a contract notice for new services involving the repetition of similar services assigned to the party awarded this contract by the contracting authority.

3) For further information on participating in invitations to tender and on the sequence of procedures for public procurement at the OIB, please consult the 'Guide for tenderers' and the brochure 'Doing business with the European Commission', accessible via the link:

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: within 2 months of the plaintiff being notified or, failing this, of the date on which it became known to them. A complaint made to the European Ombudsman neither suspends this period nor opens a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: