Services - 424389-2017

26/10/2017    S206    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Single service framework contract on assistance and technical support for the evaluation of LIFE proposals

2017/S 206-424389

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, Office 10/179
Brussels
1210
Belgium
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE100

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

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=2981
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=2981
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:

Single service framework contract on assistance and technical support for the evaluation of LIFE proposals.

Reference number: EASME/LIFE/2017/028.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is launching this invitation to tender with a view to concluding a single service framework contract for the provision of support to the evaluation of grant proposals submitted under the European Union (EU) LIFE programme. The services to be provided are further detailed in the technical specifications (Section 1.4).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 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: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor, save where meetings are to be held at EASME's or the European Commission's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is launching this invitation to tender with a view to concluding a single service framework contract for the provision of support in the implementation of LIFE programme. This will involve the following 7 tasks:

— task 1: overall administration, management and supervision of the evaluation, revision and contract preparation processes, including the constitution, coordination and training of expert groups,

— task 2: LIFE traditional project proposals evaluation and revision,

— task 3: evaluation and revision of proposals in view of awarding LIFE multiannual framework partnership agreements (FPAs) to non-profit-making entities and LIFE annual specific operating grant under the FPAs,

— task 4: LIFE integrated project proposals evaluation and revision,

— task 5: LIFE capacity building project proposals evaluation and revision,

— task 6: preparation of LIFE framework partnership agreement and LIFE grant agreements,

— task 7: dealing with requests for additional information and complaints.

The services to be provided are further detailed in the technical specifications (Section 1.4).

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: 16 000 000.00 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.2.12)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: yes
Identification of the project: Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013 on the establishment of a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 614/2007.
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.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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/12/2017
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
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: 19/12/2017
Local time: 10:30
Place:

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, Room COV2, 10/191, place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, BELGIUM.

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
General Court
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +35 243031
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +35 243032100

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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/10/2017