Services - 446821-2018

13/10/2018    S198    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Development of a Methodology to Assess the Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Biodiversity (Ecosystems and Ecosystems Services)

2018/S 198-446821

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 Environment
Postal address: ENV.A.5 — Finance BU-9 01/005
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm

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=4100
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:

Development of a Methodology to Assess the Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Biodiversity (Ecosystems and Ecosystems Services)

Reference number: ENV.D.2/SER/2018/0030
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this service contract is to expand and deepen the work initiated in the 2017 scoping study (https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/d6bb33aa-2bf3-11e8-b5fe-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-68999387), with a view to develop an integrated, comprehensive and ready-to-use methodology to assess the impact of trade liberalisation (potential and actual; and associated changes in trade flows) on biodiversity.

Such methodology should allow for a flexible and context-specific utilisation; depending e.g. on the States involved, their biodiversity and ecosystems, the features of the Trade measure(s) considered, as well as on the level of analysis sought (general assessment, or detailed and in-depth one).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 230 000.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Extra Muros

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to achieve the objectives of the contract, the contractor should carry out the tasks set out below:

— Task 1: Compilation of relevant work (within and outside the EU), including the scoping study referred to above as well as possible other existing methodologies and indicators to assess the impact (potential and effective) of Trade liberalisation on biodiversity and ecosystems,

— Task 2: Analysis of strengths as well as gaps, weaknesses and challenges of current knowledge: based on the outcome of Task 1, Task 2 will include an analysis of gaps, weaknesses and challenges of current knowledge /existing methodologies,

— Task 3: Developing a robust and comprehensive methodology to assess the impact of trade liberalisation on biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystems services: based on the outcome of Task 2, Task 3 will include the development of a robust and comprehensive integrated methodology to assess the impact of trade liberalisation on biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystems services.

Open call for tender — service contract, single contract of 15 months.

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: 230 000.00 EUR
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

This was previously published in the PIN OJ 2018/S 056-123139 with the title "Developing a methodology and indicators to assess the potential impact of Trade liberalisation on biodiversity (ecosystems and ecosystems services) between the EU and a Trade negotiating partner" with an amount of 230 000 EUR.

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:

Please refer to procurement documents (see point 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications).

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:
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 056-123139
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 22/11/2018
Local time: 16:00
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
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: 06/12/2018
Local time: 10:30
Place:

Avenue de Beaulieu 5, B — 1160 Brussels, Salle D

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening (no expenses paid).

For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu.

Failing that, the Contracting Authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.

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:

In line with Article 11.1(e) of the Annex to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No. 2018/1046 of 18.7.2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, 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 point 11.4.

Procurement 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxemburg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100

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:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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 two months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/10/2018