Services - 444718-2019

23/09/2019    S183

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Study on the System Architecture of a Quantum Communication Infrastructure — SMART 2019/0086

2019/S 183-444718

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate C: Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure, Unit C2: High Performance Computing and Quantum Technology
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU00 Luxembourg
Postal code: 2920
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
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=5305
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate R: Resources and Support, Unit R2: Administration and Finance
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-tenders/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=5305
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:

Study on the System Architecture of a Quantum Communication Infrastructure — SMART 2019/0086

Reference number: SMART 2019/0086
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective is to specify in detail the user requirements and use cases that would drive the development of QCI, in close interaction with the participating Member States. Then, based on those, proceed to the specification of an overarching (high-level) system architecture for QCI composed of space-based and terrestrial-based solutions that are secure-by design and that would cover the whole of the European Union. The objective of QCI is to enable information and data to be transmitted and stored ultra-securely and capable of linking critical public communication assets all over the Union.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU00 Luxembourg
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

‘See Internet address provided in Section I.3)’.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 8
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:

Horizon 2020

II.2.14)Additional information

The contracting authority intents to award 2 contracts with maximum budget of 1 000 000 EUR/each contract under the condition that there are sufficient amount of tenders that pass the 'best price-quality ratio' indicated in the tendering 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 internet address provided in Section I.3)’.

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.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: 04/11/2019
Local time: 15:00
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, 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: 06/11/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, avenue de la Beaulieu 25, 1160 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.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
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.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