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Services - 472051-2023

04/08/2023    S149

Belgium-Brussels: Framework Contract for Analytical Services on Economic Aspects of Agri-food Production and Trade

2023/S 149-472051


Notice for changes or additional information


(Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, 2023/S 071-215758)

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

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), AGRI.A.3 - Policy performance
Postal address: Rue de Loi 130, Wetstraat 130
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Framework Contract for Analytical Services on Economic Aspects of Agri-food Production and Trade

Reference number: AGRI/2023/OP/0001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of the framework contract is to provide timely analytical support to DG AGRI in implementing the Commission’s better regulation agenda, for evaluations and impact assessments, and in addressing wide-ranging analytical needs through thematic analyses (studies).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
VI.6)Original notice reference
Notice number in the OJ S: 2023/S 071-215758

Section VII: Changes

VII.1)Information to be changed or added
VII.1.2)Text to be corrected in the original notice
VII.2)Other additional information:

The technical specifications have been updated as announced in our answer published on 3 July 2023 to question 11.

In addition, section 8.2 of the technical specifications has been reviewed to address specific requirements when artificial intelligence would be used in the execution of the later work .

Moreover, the draft contract has been replaced by a new draft contract.

Finally, whereas groups of economic operators without legal personality require a different treatment as to the VAT exemption, the administrative specifications have been updated to allow tenderers to better understand the consequences of the new rules and to make an informed decision on how to organise themselves to submit a tender. In particular, section 2.4.1 has been reviewed and points to specific requirements applicable to a joint tender from a group of economic operators without separate legal personality.