Services - 444697-2019

Submission deadline has been amended by:  543396-2019
23/09/2019    S183

Belgium-Brussels: European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) — Awareness Raising and Promotion of EDEN Destination (GRO-SME-19-C-075)

2019/S 183-444697

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, EASME.A.1 COSME
Postal address: Covent Garden (COV2), Place Charles Rogier 16
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: B–1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/easme/
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=5425
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) — Awareness Raising and Promotion of EDEN Destination (GRO-SME-19-C-075)

Reference number: EASME/2019/OP/0020
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Development and implementation of a European-wide awareness-raising and a promotion campaign for the EDEN initiative. EDEN initiative aims at fostering sustainable tourism destination management models across Europe by selecting and promoting European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN destinations).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 350 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks will be performed at the premises designated by the contractor.

Any meetings will be held at the EASME's or the European Commission’s premises in Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EDEN is a European Commission initiative that aims at fostering sustainable tourism destination management models across Europe by selecting and promoting European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN destinations).

The overall aim of the initiative is ‘to draw attention to the value, diversity and shared characteristics of European tourist destinations and to promote destinations where the economic growth objective is pursued in such a way as to ensure the social, cultural and environmental sustainability of tourism’.

The Commission launched EDEN in 2006 as a pilot project and continued its implementation as a preparatory action until 2011. As of 2011, the EDEN initiative has been organised through 2 types of calls for proposals directed to all EU Member States and other countries participating in the EIP/COSME programme. On average 20 COSME countries participate in EDEN every year.

The first type of calls for proposals aims at co-financing the eligible costs of the procedures for the selection of national destinations of excellence by participating countries’ authorities while the second one co-finances the organisation of EDEN promotion/awareness raising campaigns.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Relevance and accuracy of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Impact and visibility / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 50 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 350 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
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.2.13)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:

Commission Implementing Decision C(2018) 8098 final of 5 December 2018 on the financing of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the adoption of the work programme for 2019

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/11/2019
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 21/11/2019
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) Covent Garden 2,

Place Charles Rogier 16, Room: 07/A148, 1049 Brussels — BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031100
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/09/2019