Services - 495287-2017

13/12/2017    S239    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple framework contract with re-opening of competition for the provision of evaluation services to the European Commission in the field of Trade

2017/S 239-495287

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade, Directorate A — Resources, Information and Policy coordination
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/

Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=3112
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=3112
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Trade Policy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Multiple framework contract with re-opening of competition for the provision of evaluation services to the European Commission in the field of Trade

Reference number: TRADE/2017/A5/01
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79419000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of the framework contract is to set up a framework for carrying out Sustainability Impact Assessments (SIAs), and background studies which could feed into an impact assessment or an ex post or interim evaluation of trade or investment agreements.

Apart from negotiations for, or existing, bilateral, plurilateral or multilateral trade or investment agreements, the framework contract is also intended to provide supporting studies for impact assessments or ex post or interim evaluations of the EU's unilateral preferential trade arrangements. References to analyses or assessments of “trade or investment” agreements should be understood to cover analyses or assessments of these unilateral preferential trade arrangements as well.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311400
79311410
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100
Main site or place of performance:

“Extra muros”.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is based on the system of multiple framework contracts with reopening of competition.

Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6.

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: 5 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Can be renewed once for another 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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:

Please 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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/02/2018
Local time: 15:00
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:
English
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: 14/02/2018
Local time: 09:30
Place:

Place: Charlemagne Building, rue de la Loi 170, 1049 Brussels, Belgium.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Requests to attend the public opening must be submitted by 9.2.2018 at the latest, exclusively by e-mail to “trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu”.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 43032100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, CS 30403
Town: Strasbourg Cedex
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Fax: +33 388179062

Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/12/2017