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15/11/2014    S221

Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operating grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities

2014/S 221-389918

Contract award 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 the Environment, ENV.SRD.2 — Finance
Postal address: BU 9, 01/05
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22960008

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Environment
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action
Postal address: rue de la Loi 200
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium

Official name: European Commission, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: rue de la Loi 200
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Framework contract for monitoring of LIFE projects (action grants and operating grants), communication about the LIFE programme and other linked activities.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: 'Extra muros'.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The overall objective of the framework contract is to provide the following services to the contracting authority:
1. assistance and financial and technical support for the monitoring of open LIFE projects (operating and action grants) and new LIFE projects selected under the first 4 calls for action grants, of which the first one is expected to be published in June 2014;
2. assistance for the evaluation and selection of proposals for traditional and integrated projects;
3. assistance in the overall analyses and reporting of the results (in terms of environmental and economic impacts and policy implications) by individual projects, strand, year, theme, Member State and the whole programme;
4. assistance and technical support for the communication activities of the LIFE programme.
The contractor may also be requested to assist in the monitoring, analysis and communication of currently running CIP eco-innovation projects.
Accordingly, this framework contract will require the contractor to make available to the Commission a pool of people able to cover this assistance and be able to respond to specific requests issued by the contracting authority.
These specific requests will include detailed technical requirements for each assignment leading to specific agreements.
The main deliverables will be agreed as part of the specific agreements undertaken in the context of the framework contract.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000 Environmental services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 64 000 000 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Overall management of the framework contract. Weighting 50
2. Organisation of the work. Weighting 30
3. Quality control measures. Weighting 20
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
ENV.E.4/FRA/2014/0028.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 34-054570 of 18.2.2014

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 111-195358 of 12.6.2014

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 143-256103 of 29.7.2014

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
29.10.2014
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Neemo EEIG
Postal address: Merzhauser Str. 183
Town: Freiburg im Breisgau
Country: Germany

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 64 000 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 64 000 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 4
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Not known

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
In line with Article 134.1(f) of the rules of application to the Financial Regulation No 966/2012 of 25.10.2012, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the exceptional negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) consisting in the repetition of similar services (up to a maximum of 50 % of the original contract value) entrusted to the economic operator awarded the initial contract by the same contracting authority.
Please note that 64 000 000 EUR is the maximum budget available.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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

VI.3.2)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.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
5.11.2014