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Belgium-Brussels: Study on the environmental impact of palm oil consumption and on existing sustainability standards
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Study on the environmental impact of palm oil consumption and on existing sustainability standards.
The objectives of this study contract is to broaden the knowledge base on the environmental, social and economic aspects of palm oil production and consumption, trade flows in palm oil, and actions undertaken by economic operators, EU governments and third countries (in particular India and China) focusing on palm oil. The study contract will also result in an analysis of existing sustainability standards (including RSPO, Indonesian Palm Oil Standard (ISPO) and Malaysian Standard for Palm Oil (MSPO)), an evaluation of their completeness (especially concerning biodiversity and carbon aspects) and an appraisal of the gaps between such standards and the environmental aspects to be considered in order to achieve relevant EU and international objectives. Finally, the study contract will summarise and evaluate existing initiatives at the EU level and in EU Member States, as well as in India and China, concerning a sustainable production of palm oil.
Open call for tender study. It is estimated that to carry out the extensive tasks of this study 14 man-months will be needed. On the basis of an average 7 500 EUR/man-month + 15 % overheads + 10 000 EUR for travel, the result is an overall amount of roughly 135 000 EUR. To these, some 15 000 EUR have been added for the validation workshop. The total is thus 150 000 EUR.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Study on the environmental impact of palm oil consumption and on existing sustainability standards
Section VI: Complementary information
In line with Article 134.1.e) and f) of the rules of application to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) 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 paragraph 4 of Article 134.
Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ 2016/S 43-070158 on 2.3.2016 with the title ‘Study on the environmental impact of palm oil consumption and on existing sustainability standards’ with an amount of 100 000 EUR.
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.4.1.