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Services - 479180-2018

31/10/2018    S210

Belgium-Brussels: Provision of sound files to Irish radio stations on developments during European Parliament’s Plenary sessions and the production of occasional podcasts on European Parliament policy issues

2018/S 210-479180

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Parliament
Postal address: 60 rue Wiertz
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1047
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Official name: European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland
Postal address: Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street
Town: Dublin
Postal code: D02W710
Country: Ireland
Telephone: +353 16057900
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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

Provision of sound files to Irish radio stations on developments during European Parliament’s Plenary sessions and the production of occasional podcasts on European Parliament policy issues

II.1.2)Main CPV code
92400000 News-agency services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland (EPLO) requires a service for the provision of raw audio files relating to plenary sessions of the European Parliament that take place in Strasbourg and Brussels, to supply audio files for a certain number, (up to a maximum of 5 per annum) for ad hoc high level visits of MEPs, the EP President or Committees to Ireland; for interview report with rapporteurs following the final vote on a proposed legislative measure in the relevant Committee and for the production of podcasts relating to significant development in the Parliament from time to time. The raw audio files will be made available for download free of charge from a specific website to be established and operated by the successful tenderer and which will be accessible by all radio stations in Ireland.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32353000 Sound recordings
72415000 World wide web (www) site operation host services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The European parliament seeks to establish a Framework Contract covering journalistic services to provide reports on various activities in relation to the European Parliament especially reports on the Parliament's plenary sessions, the results of votes in Committees of the Parliament, activities of the Parliament's committees and delegations and making available to radio stations and online media in Ireland the views and comments of individual MEPs in relation to various aspects of EU policies and legislation relevant to the European Union. The contract also requires the successful tenderer to prepare reports on performance of the contract.

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: 250 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial contract will be for 1 year, followed by three potential renewals up to a maximum period of 4 years in all.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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 tender documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/01/2019
Local time: 10:00
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
Tender must be valid until: 31/08/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 21/01/2019
Local time: 10:00

See tender documents.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See tender documents.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

The internal contract reference of the European Parliament is: COMM/AWD/2018/721

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Parliament — Directorate-General for Communication
Postal address: 60 rue Wiertz
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1047
Country: Belgium
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: