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Services - 401986-2017

12/10/2017    S196    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Poland-Warsaw: External quality assurance, accreditation and institutional review

2017/S 196-401986

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Border and Coast Guard Agency — Frontex
Postal address: Plac Europejski 6
Town: Warsaw
NUTS code: PL911
Postal code: 00-844
Country: Poland
Contact person: Frontex Procurement Team
E-mail: procurement@frontex.europa.eu
Telephone: +48 222059500
Fax: +48 222059501

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2958

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2958
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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
II.1.1)Title:

External quality assurance, accreditation and institutional review.

Reference number: Frontex/OP/841/2017/AH.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80300000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject of the contract is provision of external quality assurance, accreditation and institutional review, as described in the terms of reference (Annex II to the invitation to tender).

The general objective is to enable Frontex to become an accredited provider of learner-centred, cost-effective vocational training courses, leading to internationally recognised European qualifications in border and coast guarding aligned to the European qualifications framework for lifelong learning (EQF) levels and in line with European standards and guidelines for quality assurance (ESG 2015) or equivalent applicable international standards.

The maximum duration of the contract is 60 months.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: PL911
Main site or place of performance:

Frontex premises, Warsaw, Poland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor shall be required to enable Frontex to become an accredited provider of learner-centred, cost-effective vocational training courses, leading to internationally recognised European qualifications in border and coast guarding aligned to the European qualifications framework for lifelong learning (EQF) levels and in line with European standards and guidelines for quality assurance (ESG 2015) or equivalent applicable international standards. The specific description of the tasks and deliverables is provided in the terms of reference (Annex II to the invitation to tender).

The maximum duration of the contract is 60 months.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Frontex reserves the right to order the following optional services:

Options:

— development and accreditation of additional qualification/s,

— additional training courses provided to Frontex Training Unit and external stakeholders based on the business needs at the discretion of Frontex,

— identification of qualifications gap based on EU and national stakeholders needs and proposal for developing new qualifications (if proven necessary) based on existing Frontex common core curricula/learning standards and within the scope of the SQF for border guarding and related coast-guarding reference learning outcomes.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

A tenderer is asked to prove that they are authorised to perform the contract under the national law as evidenced by inclusion in a trade or professional register, or a sworn declaration or certificate, membership of a specific organisation, express authorisation or entry in the VAT register.

Evidence required:

the tenderer shall provide a duly filled in and signed legal entity form (see the link below) accompanied by the documents requested therein.

http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/legal_entities/legal-entities_en.cfm

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 14/11/2017
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20/11/2017
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Frontex headquarters, Plac Europejski 6, 00-844 Warsaw, POLAND.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tenderers' representatives are welcome (max. 1 person per tenderer). Please inform Frontex via e-mail: procurement@frontex.europa.eu about your participation.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://www.curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/10/2017