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Belgium-Brussels: Support to scaling-up of innovations in active and healthy ageing — SMART 2015/0039

2015/S 245-444406

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 Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit H.2 — Digital Social Platforms
Postal address: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate R: Support, Unit R.2: Finance, office BU25, 04/24
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Central Financial Unit

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
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 scaling-up of innovations in active and healthy ageing — SMART 2015/0039.
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: 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)
— To analyse the context for innovation scaling-up within the EIP-AHA (by supporting regions involved or about to embark in development or deployment of innovation).
— To analyse other innovation-driven sectors that have successfully tackled scaling-up challenges.
— To identify key success factors from such sectors that can be applied to support the scaling-up innovation process in active and healthy ageing.
The economic triggers for scaling-up success should also be examined in detail across innovation life cycles from solution development to market. What the regulatory, policy or commercial conditions are that will help increase investment flows into innovative, active and healthy ageing solutions from the perspective of private sector investors and from the perspective of public investment. Emphasis will be placed on facilitating the transfer and implementation of good practices, which have demonstrated concrete outcomes and benefits. It is important to learn from the most advanced pioneers what to do, but also what not to do. The establishment of ‘knowledge networks’ enabling the exchange of knowledge, best practices, or experience in a very pragmatic way, that includes input from other EIP-AHA regions and from external benchmarks (other sectors including investment sectors) can be a way to achieve this. These knowledge networks will shorten the learning curve for those adopting a good practice or embarking in implementation and make sure that any problem encountered in 1 area is not replicated across other areas.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 Research consultancy services, 79419000 Evaluation 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: 224 660 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. Understanding of the tasks required. Weighting 30
2. Technical quality of the tender. Weighting 40
3. Organisation of work. Weighting 30
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
SMART 2015/0039.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 002-001300 of 3.1.2015

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 119-216341 of 24.6.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 30-CE-0741026/00-82 Lot title: Support to scaling-up of innovations in active and healthy ageing
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH
Postal address: Oxfordstraße 2
Town: Bonn
Postal code: 53111
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 228985300
Fax: +49 2289853012
Internet address:

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 224 660 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: 34 %

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): 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: Within 2 months of the notification of the plaintiff, or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit R.2 — Finance, attention: Marie-Christine Laffineur
Postal address: Office: BU25 04/024
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address:

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: