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31/12/2015    S253

Belgium-Brussels: Assistance mechanism for the Atlantic action plan

2015/S 253-462309

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Postal address: Covent Garden 2, place Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
For the attention of: Laura Vari
E-mail: easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Telephone: +32 22999440
Fax: +32 22973512

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/easme

Electronic access to information: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=991

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
Assistance mechanism for the Atlantic action plan.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the service provider with the exception of the EASME or the Commission's premises as well as venues for the organisation and attendance of events as requested by these tender specifications. A maximum of 30 coordination meetings with the EASME and/or the European Commission will be held in Brussels.
Unless otherwise agreed between the contracting parties, meetings between the contractor and the EASME will be held 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 Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to select a contractor to operate the established assistance mechanism that will provide guidance for public and private organisations and their members, research institutions and universities, institutional and private investors, as well as promoters and other stakeholders wishing to put forward and/or develop projects to implement the action plan.
The successful implementation of the action plan relies on an effective cooperation between the contractor managing the assistance mechanism, the EC, the ASG, and EASME. Whilst the EASME and EC should have overall oversight of the tasks and responsibilities carried out by the assistance mechanism, the assistance mechanism should be run autonomously and proactively and provide independent support to stakeholders in implementing the action plan. The assistance mechanism should also cooperate with the concerned Member States to ensure a successful implementation of the action plan.
The contractor will take over the current assistance mechanism which will have been active from 31.7.2014 to 31.1.2016. Handover details are provided in Section 1.6.
In addition to providing support to stakeholders for the implementation of the action plan the contractor will execute monitoring tasks and assist the EC in the preparation of a midterm review of the implementation of the action plan before the end of 2017.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural 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: 1 199 440 EUR
Excluding VAT

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. Project management. Weighting 20
2. Quality, relevance and technical strength of the proposed approach to achieve the objectives of the contract in the areas of ‘Guidance’ and ‘Pro-active project development’. Weighting 20
3. Quality, relevance and technical strength of the proposed approach to achieve the objectives of the contract in the areas of ‘Outreach’ and ‘Communication’. Weighting 40
4. Quality, relevance, completeness and coherence of the proposed approach to achieve the objectives of the contract in the area of ‘Monitoring’. Weighting 20
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
EASME/EMFF/2015/015.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 141-258950 of 24.7.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: EASME/EMFF/2015/015
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
16.12.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 2
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Consortium represented by Kantor Qwentes SA and composed of: Kantor Qwentes SA — Belgium, Kantor Management Consultants SA — Greece, National University of Ireland, Galway — Ireland, Association Technopôle Brest-Iroise — France, Asoc. BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change — Klima Aldaketa Ikergai — Spain, Smart Strategies — Portugal
Postal address: rue du Marteau 81
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1000
Country: Belgium
E-mail: sks@kantorqwentes.eu
Telephone: +32 22352028
Internet address: http://www.qwentes.be

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 1 199 440 EUR
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of months: 24
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Not known

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Commission Implementing Decision of 18.12.2014 concerning the adoption of the work programme for 2015 and the financing for the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (C(2014) 9794 final).
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: boulevard Konrad Adenauer, Kirchberg
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.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: Within 2 months of the notification of the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: boulevard Konrad Adenauer, Kirchberg
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.12.2015