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Belgium-Brussels: Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition for the provision of evaluation services to the European Commission in the field of trade

2014/S 221-389913

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade, Unit 01
Postal address: rue de la Loi 200
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Mr João Pereira
For the attention of: Ms Delphine Sallard, Head of Unit 01
E-mail: trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22963052

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=655

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:
Official name: European Commission, Directorate General for Trade, Unit 01
Postal address: CHAR 08/107, rue de la Loi 170
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Mr João Pereira
For the attention of: Ms Delphine Sallard
E-mail: trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22963052
Fax: +32 22990900
Internet address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=655

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
Other: Trade policy.
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition for the provision of evaluation services to the European Commission in the field of trade.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Brussels.
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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 EUR
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The objective is to set up a framework contract for conducting background studies which could feed into an impact assessment of a possible trade or investment negotiation, for sustainability impact assessments (SIAs) of trade negotiations and for 'ex-post' evaluations of trade or investment agreements. For the purpose of this framework contract, 'trade or investment negotiations' and 'trade or investment agreements' shall be understood as referring to bilateral, plurilateral or multilateral agreements as well as unilateral preferential trade arrangements.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 EUR
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
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Please refer to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: This contract is based on the system of multiple framework contracts with reopening of competition.
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: Please refer to tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to tender documents.
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
Open
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:
TRADE/2014/01/01.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
16.1.2015 - 16:00
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: 23.1.2015 - 10:00

Place:

Charlemagne Building, rue de la Loi 170, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Requests to attend the public opening must be submitted by 19.1.2015 at the latest, exclusively by e-mail to the contact point and address mentioned in I.1. The exact time and location will be communicated to those having sent an e-mail to show their interest in attending the opening session.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.1. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open 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:
5.11.2014