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Belgium-Brussels: Substantive issues of review in the areas of market entry, management of scarce resources and general consumer issues — SMART 2015/0003

2015/S 232-421022

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate B: Electronic Communications Networks and Services, Unit B1: Regulatory Coordination and Business
Postal address: BU25 04/024
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: cnect-r2-eoi@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/all

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=730

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Substantive issues of review in the areas of market entry, management of scarce resources and general consumer issues — SMART 2015/0003.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The study will assess the current regulatory framework with the view to identifying substantive aspects of review and provide a forward-looking analysis taking into consideration the impact of technological changes and market developments on regulation. It will do so on the basis of an assessment of the future regulatory challenges for:
(1) market entry, in particular authorisation issues, including spectrum (need for more detailed common authorisation procedures and conditions); and
(2) management of scarce resources, in particular, spectrum allocation and assignment including sharing and numbering (increased need of numbers for M2M communications), with a focus on the risk of exhaustion of numbering resources and the attribution of numbering ranges and rights of way; as well as
(3) end-user aspects, with the exception of universal service, inter alia bundles, switching and the interaction between fixed and mobile subscriptions.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 73210000 Research consultancy services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 249 932 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Understanding the task required. Weighting 20
2. Technical quality of the tender. Weighting 60
3. Organisation of work. Weighting 20
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
SMART 2015/0003.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 2-001300 of 3.1.2015

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 118-212393 of 20.6.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 30-CE-0741515/00-77
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
18.11.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: WIK-Consult GmbH as lead partner for the consortium WIK-Consult GmbH, Cullen International SA and Université de Namur
Postal address: Rhöndorfer Straße 68
Town: Bad Honnef
Postal code: 53604
Country: Germany

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 249 932 EUR
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of months: 9
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Proportion: 18,24 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Electronic communication.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate R: Support, Unit R2: Finance
Postal address: BU25 04/024
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: marie-christine.laffineur@ec.europa.eu

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19.11.2015