Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s) I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Review of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) established under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The main 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.
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 European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) created on 1.6.2007 and located in Helsinki, Finland plays a central role in the implementation of REACH, CLP, BPR and PIC Regulations.
REACH is the Regulation on registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals. It entered into force on 1.6.2007. It streamlines and improves the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union. CLP is the Regulation on classification and labelling and packaging of chemicals. It entered into force on 20.1.2009. Both regulations seek to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment and facilitate the free circulation of chemicals within the European single market. In addition, REACH promotes alternative methods to animal testing and enhances the competitiveness and innovation of industry.
BPR is the Biocidal Product Regulation which entered into force in 2013 and concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms, like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product.
PIC is the Prior Informed Consent Regulation which entered into force in 2014 and administers the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals and places obligations on companies who wish to export these chemicals to non-EU countries. It implements, within the European Union, the Rotterdam Convention on prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade.
ECHA manages the main processes of REACH, CLP, BPR and PIC Regulations.
According to Article 117(4) of the REACH Regulation, the Commission has to report every 5 years on the functioning of REACH, starting from 1.6.2012. Therefore, there is a legal obligation for the Commission to report again in 2017. The next Commission report will build on Member State and ECHA reports (due in the course of 2015 and 2016), as well as on a number of specific studies launched by the Commission in order to assess particular elements related to the implementation of REACH.
ECHA review shall contribute to the Commission's review/reporting of the REACH Regulation by 1.6.2017. The first review of ECHA took place in 2012. This evaluation will cover the period since the last review taking account of the new tasks entrusted to the Agency since then.
The contractor is expected to evaluate the performance of the Agency following the European Commission's guidelines for evaluations. In doing so, the contractor has to assess the Agency's efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, coherence and EU added value in building up its capacities and in managing its operations as well as its acceptability. On the basis of the conclusions, the contractor will propose suggestions/recommendations for improvement.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
24000000 Chemical products, 79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 265 700 EUR
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Degree of understanding of the objectives and tasks to be performed: understanding of the REACH, CLP, BPR and PIC Regulations and the role of the European Chemicals Agency in their implementation; understanding of the work to be carried out in order to achieve the objectives of the study. Weighting 40
2. Quality of the technical approach and the proposed methodology to collect and analyse relevant data and to formulate recommendations. Weighting 30
3. Quality of the work programme and efficiency of the project management: appropriateness of the time table; quality of the proposed organisation and project management plan; appropriateness of the composition of the proposed team. Weighting 20
4. Logical structure, completeness, readability and quality of the overall proposal. Weighting 10
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Section V: Award of contractContract No: 445/PP/GRO/IMA/15/11817 Lot title: Review of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) established under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken
Official name: Deloitte Consulting
Postal address: Berkenlaan 8b
Postal code: 1831
Internet address: http://www.deloitte.be
V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 300 000 EUR
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 265 700 EUR
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 1
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:
Proportion: 32 %
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.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: