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Services - 415245-2018

25/09/2018    S184    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Accommodation Validation for MALE-Type RPAS Operations

2018/S 184-415245

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Defence Agency
Postal address: rue des Drapiers 17-23
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE1
Postal code: B-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.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=3714
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=3714
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:

Accommodation Validation for MALE-Type RPAS Operations

Reference number: 18.CPS.OP.081
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

An EDA 2017 study, called the “Accommodation of large-RPAS: scenarios and Safety Case”, is currently ongoing. At the end of 2018, this study will deliver “Standard Scenarios” validated by real-time simulations (1 or more approaches to RPAS Accommodation, including the expected initial capability of the RPAS in terms of DAA, C3…), that could later be used to support initial MALE-type operations in non-segregated airspace in Europe.

A 2018 follow-up study “Accommodation Validation for MALE-Type RPAS operations” is envisaged to further validate the Accommodation phase, using test/demo flights: further refinement/validation of RPAS Standard Accommodation Scenarios and first glance at implementation of the validated scenarios for MALE-type operations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 190 000.00 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: BE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The tender specifications to be published for the proposed follow-up study will contain among others the following requirements:

— refinement of the generic scenarios proposed by the first Accommodation study with a focus on the Airspace risks to be tackled according ESSAR or equivalent recognized methodology for ATM Risks assessment,

— demonstration/validation via flight trials with a MALE-type RPAS platform (or equivalent flight performance RPAS platform or equivalent flight performance optionally piloted; aircraft) of the refined scenarios,

— development of generic guidelines on how to operate nationally and cross-borders MALE-type RPAS operations in non-segregated airspace in Europe,

— the development of the study communication materials (e.g. videos, factsheets, web page content).

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
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.2.12)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

The expertise in the following domains will be required:

— RPAS: platform, ground station and datalink operations (technical and operational expertise),

— RPAS Concept of Operations — IFR Flight in controlled airspace,

— organisation of flight tests campaign,

— ATM operations for manned aviation: ICAO 9854, ICAO 4444 and ICAO 8173,

— safety case development for ATM and aviation.

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
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:

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
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 118-267168
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/11/2018
Local time: 17:00
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: 09/11/2018
Local time: 10:00
Place:

EDA premises, rue des Drapiers 17-23, 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 email 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
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: 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
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 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).

Within 2 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 a new 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/09/2018