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Services - 456381-2019

30/09/2019    S188

Belgium-Brussels: Renewal of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum — Smart 2019/0015

2019/S 188-456381

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 Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate F: Digital Single Market, Unit F3: Digital Innovation and Blockchains
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: http://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=5206
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=5206
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:

Renewal of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum — Smart 2019/0015

Reference number: SMART 2019/0015
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Commission is committed to continue the work of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum. The observatory has built a community with strong credibility around its events and thematic papers and has become a recognised player in Europe and on the international scene. The renewed EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum should help identify and provide analysis of the technological and organisational trends and developments and identify and analyse emerging issues in an agile way. It should identify and build on existing initiatives and organise discussions and workshops around topics where acting at EU level would be required or would have an impact in an open, constructive and reactive way. The renewed and widened EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum should monitor and analyse developments, clarify existing and emerging issues; build a top-notch knowledge environment; strengthen synergies with existing and upcoming initiatives; become a EU training hub on blockchain and DLT.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 050 000.00 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: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
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: 1 050 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
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:

Pilot Project - Horizontal task force on distributed ledger technology

II.2.14)Additional information

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: 16/12/2019
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:
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: 18/12/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Commission Building BU25, Avenue de 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: L-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:
23/09/2019