Services - 403562-2021

09/08/2021    S152

Belgium-Brussels: EU SatCom Market - Provision of Communication and Information System (CIS) Services for Headquarters and Deployed Forces

2021/S 152-403562

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Defence Agency (EDA)
Postal address: Rue des Drapiers 17-23
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE1 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1050
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Procurement and Contract Unit
E-mail: procurement@eda.europa.eu
Fax: +32 25042975
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.eda.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eda.europa.eu/procurement-gateway/opportunites/eda-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=8990
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=8990
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

EU SatCom Market - Provision of Communication and Information System (CIS) Services for Headquarters and Deployed Forces

Reference number: 21.ISE.JP.001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
64200000 Telecommunications services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Capitalising on the existing 17.CPS.JP.022 - EU SatCom “Communication and Information System (CIS) Services for Headquarters and Deployed Forces”. More specifically, the framework contract will cover services such as theatre communication networks and IT networks for Headquarters. The objective is to provide commercially available Satellite Communications as well as related services and options for other communication services for CSDP operations/mission or contributing Members in Crisis Management activities including e.g. theatre local radio network, IT network backbone for HQs and crypto solutions for EUCI.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
50000000 Repair and maintenance services
60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
80510000 Specialist training services
80511000 Staff training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE Belgique / België
Main site or place of performance:

Preparations mainly at the contractors premises in EU with deployment and services provision anywhere in the world as detailed in the tender specifications.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the tender documents, available at the e-tendering address specified above under section I.3) “Communication”.

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: 35 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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: 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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to the tender documents, available at the e-tendering address specified above under section I.3) “Communication”.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

In accordance with point 1.1, Annex 1 of the EU Financial Regulation.

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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/11/2021
Local time: 11:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 11/11/2021
Local time: 15:00
Place:

European Defence Agency (EDA)

Rue des Drapiers 17-23

B-1050 Brussels, BELGIUM

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

An authorised representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of the tenders. Companies wishing to attend are requested to notify their intention by sending an e-mail to procurement@eda.europa.eu at least 48 hours in advance.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in section I.3) in the last five calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in section IV.2.2), the contracting authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the Internet address provided in section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

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: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

You may submit any observations concerning the procurement procedure to the contracting authority by email at procurement@eda.europa.eu

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://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).

Within two months of notice of the award decision, you may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request you may make and any reply from us, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment or of opening anew period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated in section VI.4.1) of the contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/08/2021