Services - 437493-2019

18/09/2019    S180    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Implementing Dictionaries of Regulatory Concepts and Reporting Obligations by Assisted Machine Learning

2019/S 180-437493

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission — Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Postal address: SPA2, 07/027
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: EC-FISMA-CONTRACTS@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/financial-stability-financial-services-and-capital-markets-union_en

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=5422
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=5422
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:

Implementing Dictionaries of Regulatory Concepts and Reporting Obligations by Assisted Machine Learning

Reference number: FISMA/2019/050/E
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72212170
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The overal objective of the service contract is to develop practical solutions to apply natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML), techniques combined with human expert input, to analyse legal texts and identify relevant concepts and their definitions. Another objective is to identify reporting requirements contained in the analyzed legal texts.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 540 000.00 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)
72314000
72322000
73220000
79140000
79131000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 6 co-ordination meetings with the contracting authority will be held in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

More specifically, the contractos is expected to perform the following tasks:

1) Cover entire body of legislation in the scope of DG FISMA, i.e. Level 1, Level 2 legislation, level 3 documents and case law documents as it evolves. The evolving aspect of the corpus of documents in time is an important element that must be addressed;

2) Build a glossary of concepts relevant for the covered corpus of documents by identifying their definitions;

3) Build a dictionary of reporting obligations laid out in the covered corpus of documents identifying key characteristics of the obligations – who reports what to whom;

4) Achieve accuracy of the compiled dictionaries of close to 100 % through human assisted ML;

5) Design and develop tools to use the dictionaries in practical work of DG FISMA in legislative research and drafting that allow to browse, search, explore the concepts in the glossary, the reporting obligation dictionary and the corpus of annotated documents

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and relevance of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 65
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 14
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 21
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 15
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

See procurement documents.

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 procurement documents.

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 procurement documents and, particularly, the draft service contract.

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: yes
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: 24/10/2019
Local time: 23:59
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: 28/10/2019
Local time: 15:00
Place:

European Commission, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Meeting room Poseidon (rue de Spa 2, MM-1, 00/201B), 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening session. For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name, date of birth, nationality and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 2 working days in advance to: EC-FISMA-Contracts@ec.europa.eu.

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:

See procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925 Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

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:

Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/09/2019