Services - 411199-2016

23/11/2016    S226

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple framework contract for the procurement of economic studies and analyses related to impact assessments and evaluations

2016/S 226-411199

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Postal address: avenue d'Auderghem 45
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Postal code: 1040
Country: Belgium
E-mail: grow-impact-assessment@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/index_en.htm
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: place Charles Rogier 16
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
E-mail: grow-impact-assessment@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/easme/en
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Postal address: Avenida de Europa, 4
Town: Alicante (Alicante)
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Postal code: 03008
Country: Spain
E-mail: grow-impact-assessment@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/home
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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=1935
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=1935
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:

Multiple framework contract for the procurement of economic studies and analyses related to impact assessments and evaluations.

Reference number: 575/PP/2016/FC.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Policy preparation in the Commission is supported by both retrospective evaluations and forward-looking impact assessments, which are key elements of the EU decision-making process meant to promote more informed political choices and contribute to better regulation. Both look at how a problem is, or should be, addressed to achieve the desired objectives taking into account costs and benefits. Both are based on an integrated approach that addresses impacts across the environmental, social and economic pillars; both rely on an in-depth economic analysis. The overall objective of this framework contract is to facilitate the procurement of economic studies and other supporting services which will feed into the impact assessments and evaluations of the policies of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. The main reference for this exercise will be ‘Better regulation guidelines’ and ‘Better regulation toolbox’.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 14 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Main site or place of performance:

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the Commission's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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: 14 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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: yes
Identification of the project: Programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME).
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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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: 5
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: 2016/S 180-322103
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/02/2017
Local time: 16:00
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, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 02/03/2017
Local time: 10:30
Place:

European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, avenue d'Auderghem 45, Room: BREY 04/266, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/11/2016