Services - 389652-2018

07/09/2018    S172

Belgium-Brussels: Digital Innovation Hubs Network — SMART 2017/0001

2018/S 172-389652

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 Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate A: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, Unit A1: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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

Digital Innovation Hubs Network — SMART 2017/0001

Reference number: SMART 2017/0001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective is to enhance the potential of digital hubs and accelerators across Europe in making them work together, develop common projects and construct a digital community that can increase the European competitiveness.

The aim is to connect all the European digital stakeholders and hubs in order to develop an integration and cooperation plan designed to generate common projects and the creation of European digital accelerators that can use the full potential existing across Europe.

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: 1 166 150.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79310000 Market research services
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Internet address provided in Section II.I.4.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of specific and long-term objectives / Weighting: 10/100
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality of the tender / Weighting: 50/100
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of work / Weighting: 40/100
Price - Weighting: 40/100
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:

Preparatory Action within the meaning of Article 54(2) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012

II.2.14)Additional information

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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2018/S 028-060074
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: LC-00856684

Digital Innovation Hubs Network — SMART 2017/0001

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: 6
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: PwC EU Services EESV
National registration number: BE 0872.793.825
Postal address: Woluwe Garden, Woluwedal 18
Town: Sint-Stevens Woluwe
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1932
Country: Belgium

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Consultores de Automatización y Robótica SA
National registration number: Tomo 1918, Libro 1407, Sección 3a, Folio 119, Hoja 12851
Postal address: Carretera Asúa, 6
Town: Getxo, Vizcaya
NUTS code: ES213 Bizkaia
Postal code: 48930
Country: Spain

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Asociación de Empresas Tecnólogicas Innovalia
National registration number: AS/B/09882/2002
Postal address: Rodríguez Arias, 6 Dto. 605
Town: Bilbao
NUTS code: ES213 Bizkaia
Postal code: 48008
Country: Spain

Internet address:

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: 1 500 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 166 150.00 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: 11 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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 using the contact means 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 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 two months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: