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08/09/2018    S173    European Commission - Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Pilot Study on Determining the Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles through Life Cycle Assessment

2018/S 173-391681

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action
CLIMA A.4 – Finance BU-24 00/061
NUTS code: BE

Internet address(es):

Main address:

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

Pilot Study on Determining the Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles through Life Cycle Assessment

Reference number: CLIMA.C.4/SER/2017/0019
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of the study is to compare the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and key impact on the environment and human health of light duty vehicles (passenger cars and vans) and heavy duty vehicles (trucks, buses and coaches) that are powered by different types of powertrains (internal combustion engines and electric motors) and that use different types of fuel or transport energy. The study will cover fossil fuels (petrol, diesel, LNG, natural gas), biofuels and other alternative fuels, as well as electricity. The impact will be assessed over the entire life cycle of the vehicle, including the production, the use phase, and the end-of-life/recycling, and it will take into account fuel and energy production and consumption. It covers the time period 2020-2050.

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: 462 039.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Extra muros

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Open call for tender, single contract for 18 months, non renewable.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and allocation of resources / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 50/50
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that this was published in PIN S 040-072305 of 25.2.2017 with the title "Pilot project —study on the life cycles of electric, biofuel and traditionally fuelled vehicles".

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: 2017/S 246-513671
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: 34027703/2018/782375/ETU/CLIMA.C.4

Pilot Study on Determining the Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles through Life Cycle Assessment

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: 10
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Ricardo Nederland B.V.
Catharijnesingel 33
3500 GA
NUTS code: NL
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Ricardo-AEA Ltd
Shoreham Technical Centre, Old Shoreham Road
Shoreham by Sea
BN43 5FG
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Ricardo U.K.
Shoreham Technical Centre, Old Shoreham Road
Shoreham by Sea
BN43 5FG
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
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: 500 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 462 039.00 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: 50 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

26 % + 21 % + 3 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation No 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.

Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under Heading I.3. 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 review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303100

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 indicated under Heading I.1.

If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within two years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http:// 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: