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02/12/2015    S233

Belgium-Brussels: Support to key activities of the European technology platform on renewable heating and cooling

2015/S 233-422716

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Directorate G — Energy, Unit G3
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Other: European research and innovation policy.
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Support to key activities of the European technology platform on renewable heating and cooling.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Mainly at the contractor's premises.
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 European technology platform on renewable heating and cooling (RHC TP) has prepared — also with the support of the seventh framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities — the following 5 roadmaps (freely available at

— solar heating and cooling technology roadmap (published June 2014),
— geothermal technology roadmap (published March 2014),
— biomass technology roadmap (published March 2014),
— cross-cutting technology roadmap (published March 2014),
— common implementation roadmap for renewable heating and cooling technologies (published June 2014).
The study to be implemented under this contract will assess and report on the degree of implementation of the above-referenced roadmaps.
Furthermore, it will report on some specific aspects of the heating and cooling sector (both renewable and fossil fuel-based), in particular with regard to the evolution of the heating and cooling industry.
Finally, in order to identify the reasons for successes and failures, an analysis of the behaviour of consumers and of the main business models in the heating and cooling sector will be carried out.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000 Evaluation consultancy services, 79411100 Business development consultancy services, 73000000 Research and development services and related 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: 731 240 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Quality of the proposed methodology. Weighting 60
2. Organisation of the work. Weighting 30
3. Quality control measures. Weighting 10
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
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 246-433090 of 20.12.2014

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 30-CE-0743149/00-80
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: EUREC E.E.I.G. — The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres in consortium with the European Biomass Association AISBL; the European Geothermal Energy Council AISBL; the European Heat Pump Association EEIG; the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation AISBL; the ‘Accademia Europea per la ricerca applicata ed il perfezionamento professionale — Bolzano EURAC’; and the ‘Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV’
Postal address: place du Champ de Mars 2
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1050
Country: Belgium

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 750 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 731 240 EUR
Excluding VAT
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: 10,94 %

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): FP7 and Horizon 2020.
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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under heading I.1.

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 Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.

Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.3.1.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: