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Services - 410533-2021

12/08/2021    S155

Spain-Alicante: Anti-counterfeiting Blockathon Infrastructure Design Contest

2021/S 155-410533

Design contest notice

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
National registration number: V-03965324
Postal address: Avenida de Europa, 4
Town: Alicante
NUTS code: ES521 Alicante / Alacant
Postal code: 03008
Country: Spain
E-mail: procurement@euipo.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/public-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=9147
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=9147
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:

Anti-counterfeiting Blockathon Infrastructure Design Contest

Reference number: OTH/1239/21
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71230000 Organisation of architectural design contests
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72222300 Information technology services
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of the challenge is to design a blockchain-based compliance infrastructure that authenticates products and exchange data between all parties in the supply chain. Its protocol would support the recording of goods scanned by manufacturers, logistics operators, customs and other enforcement authorities. The combination of product identification, tokenisation, serialisation and the cryptographic safeguards of blockchain will provide a substantial increase in anticounterfeiting measures.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.10)Criteria for the selection of participants:

The criteria are detailed in the contest rules of competition.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.2)Type of contest
Restricted
Number of participants to be contemplated: 6
IV.1.7)Names of participants already selected:
IV.1.9)Criteria for the evaluation of projects:

The criteria are detailed in the contest rules of competition.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date: 30/09/2021
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates
Date: 25/11/2021
IV.2.4)Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.3)Rewards and jury
IV.3.1)Information about prize(s)
A prize/prizes will be awarded: yes
Number and value of the prize(s) to be awarded:

The maximum budget for this design contest amounts to EUR 100 000. EUR 50 000 is for honoraria and EUR 50 000 for the prize to the winner of the contest. The maximum budget for honoraria will amount to EUR 10 000 per candidate (or group of candidates).

IV.3.2)Details of payments to all participants:

The prize and the honoraria will be paid to the participant’s representative (in case of joint application, to the representative of the consortium) in one instalment by bank transfer within a maximum of 60 days from the date of the notification of the results.

IV.3.3)Follow-up contracts
Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or winners of the contest: yes
IV.3.4)Decision of the jury
The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: no
IV.3.5)Names of the selected members of the jury:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The contest 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, modifications or answers to questions during the tendering period.

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.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, PO Box 403
Town: Strasbourg
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
E-mail: eo@ombudsman.europa.eu
Internet address: http://ombudsman.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within two months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/08/2021