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Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract on evaluation, review and development of EU water policy
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Framework contract on evaluation, review and development of EU water policy.
To provide services to the Water Unit in DG Environment in relation to the following:
— independent, impartial and punctual necessary work and advice on scientific, socio-economic and technical issues related to the issues dealt with within the common implementation strategy (CIS) of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Floods Directive (FD),
— technical assistance to the Commission in the integrated assessment of the implementation of the EU water legislation (WFD, Priority Substances Directive, Groundwater Directive and Floods Directive) and 2nd RBMPs/1st FRMPs, looking at issues such as coordination performed by Member States in the different steps in the WFD and the FD planning process and the implementation of other related environmental directives,
— technical assistance to the Commission in in-depth focused assessments of the WFD/FD implementation in MS on selected issues linked to specific needs,
— technical assistance to assess information on possible infringement cases.
Framework contract. The aggregated maximum annual amount for which specific contracts can be awarded will not exceed 3 000 000 EUR (i.e. 12 000 000 EUR for the total maximum duration of the framework contract). The indicative price of the specific contracts is envisaged to range between 100 000 EUR and 250 000 EUR (in exceptional cases specific contracts could range up to 1 500 000 EUR) and the typical duration of the average project may vary between 8 and 18 months.
The deliverables will be different in nature from request to request. As examples, the deliverables could be MS assessments reports, guidance documents and technical reports on issues related to implementation of EU water policies and other specific areas, or support to meetings or workshops (preparation of documents, venue arrangements, assisting during the workshop, preparing of minutes).
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Framework contract on evaluation, review and development of EU water policy
Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1.e) and f) of the rules of application to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
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.4.1.