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Services - 465350-2020

05/10/2020    S193

Belgium-Brussels: Support Services Related to Quality Assurance (EQAVET), Graduate Tracking and Flexibility in Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)

2020/S 193-465350

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, EMPL — Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EMPL.E.3 — VET, Apprenticeships and Adult Learning
Postal address: Joseph II 27 (J-27), Rue Joseph II, 27
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1000
Country: Belgium
E-mail: EMPL-VT-2019-007@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/employment-social-affairs-and-inclusion_en
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=7283
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=7283
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:

Support Services Related to Quality Assurance (EQAVET), Graduate Tracking and Flexibility in Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)

Reference number: EMPL/2020/OP/0014
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall objective of the call is to purchase the services of a contractor to provide a set of support services for the implementation of the upcoming VET recommendation, in particular the implementation of the updated EQAVET framework with a specific focus on graduate tracking, supporting the principle that VET should be flexible and modularised, as well as exploring the feasibility of developing EU vocational core profiles.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 160 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

The main place of performance of the tasks shall be contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The specific objectives of this Service contract are the following:

(i) to provide support for the implementation of the European policy on quality assurance in VET (EQAVET Recommendation, and its subsequent evolution): carrying out of the EQAVET Survey and adapting it in line with the evolution of the EQAVET framework, dissemination of information on EQAVET and the work of the network (e.g. through dedicated Newsletter and the website), organisation of meetings of EQAVET network;

(ii) to provide support for the implementation of the EQAVET indicators specific to graduate tracking and for the implementation of the Council Recommendation on graduate tracking in VET;

(iii) to support the implementation of the principle that VET should be flexible and modularise;

(iv) refine the concept and explore technical feasibility of developing the European Vocational Core Profiles by conducting desk research and analysing existing European mechanisms, instruments and reference tools and the underlying technological conditions and to explore its potential use in a number of priority sectors.

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: 2 160 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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:

Erasmus + programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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).

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 05/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
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, Irish, 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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/11/2020
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Joseph II 27 (J-27), Rue Joseph II, 27, B-1000 Brussels, BEL

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 payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
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:
28/09/2020