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11/12/2015    S240

Belgium-Brussels: Improved tools for assessing NO2 exposure (EU ambient air quality policy)

2015/S 240-434810

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 the Environment, ENV. SRD.2 — Finance
Postal address: BU 9, 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm

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

Improved tools for assessing NO2 exposure (EU ambient air quality policy).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: ‘Extra muros’.
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 general objective of the assignment is to improve the basis for EU air quality policy, both for follow-up of current policy as well as for new policy.

As the exposure by NO2 is potentially a significant component of the overall health burden, this assignment has the specific objective to:

— propose methods and tools that are coherent with the exposure metric used when deriving the appropriate exposure response relationships and compatible with currently used integrated assessment modelling tools of the EU. In particular, the assignment includes the following tasks:

1. provide an overview of current methods/tools for assessment of NO2 exposure assessment, health impacts and cost-benefit analysis;

2. organise an expert consultation meeting; and

3. development and testing of updated and advanced methods/tools for NO2 exposure assessment.

II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000 Environmental 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: 199 753,21 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. Quality of the proposed methodology. Weighting 50
2. Organisation of the work. Weighting 30
3. Quality control measures. 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
ENV.C.3/SER/2015/0024.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 38-064198 of 24.2.2015

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 120-218767 of 25.6.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 070201/2015/SER/717473/C.3
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
30.11.2015
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: VITO
Postal address: Boeretang 200
Town: Mol
Postal code: 2400
Country: Belgium

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 200 000 EUR
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 199 753,21 EUR
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of months: 24
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: 25 %
Short description of the value/proportion of the contract to be sub-contracted: 1 subcontractor.

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: no
VI.2)Additional information:
In line with Article 134.1(f) of the rules of application to the Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25.10.2012 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the exceptional negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) consisting in the repetition of similar services (up to a maximum of 50 % of the original contract value) entrusted to the economic operator awarded the initial contract by the same contracting authority.
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.1. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.

N.B.: in the PIN 2015/S 38-064198 of 24.2.2015 the title was ‘Improved tools for assessing NO2 exposure’.

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: 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 http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). 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:
1.12.2015