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26/12/2015    S250

Belgium-Brussels: Support study for impact assessment concerning the review of the Merger Regulation regarding minority shareholdings

2015/S 250-456392

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition
Postal address: MADO
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: comp-tenders@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/competition/index_en.html

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Support study for impact assessment concerning the review of the Merger Regulation regarding minority shareholdings.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the Commission's premises. Meetings with the Commission, however, will be held in Commission premises in Brussels.
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)
The study will assess 2 broad topics, namely the modalities of merger control systems in countries which have the competence to review the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings, and the delineation between passive and active minority shareholdings.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000 Market research services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 54 850 EUR

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Quality of the proposed methodology. Weighting 60
2. Quality of the proposed organisation and management of the work. Weighting 20
3. Quality control measures. Weighting 10
4. Scope of the study. Weighting 10
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
COMP/2015/007.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 100-181377 of 27.5.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: COMP/2015/007
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
27.11.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Spark Legal Network and Consultancy Ltd and Queen Mary University of London
Postal address: Unit A, Orion Park, Northfield Avenue
Town: London
Postal code: W13 9SJ
Country: United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 55 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 54 850 EUR
V.5)Information about subcontracting

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: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.1. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
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
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: 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 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.3.1.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16.12.2015