Services - 501933-2017

16/12/2017    S242    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitat Directives (BHD) implementation: systematic review and meta-analysis

2017/S 242-501933

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 Environment
Postal address: ENV.A.5- Finance BU-9 01/005
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm

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=3128
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitat Directives (BHD) implementation: systematic review and meta-analysis

Reference number: ENV.D.3/SER/2017/0038
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

A Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives (BHD, Nature Directives), pointed to knowledge gaps and insufficient access to information which stand in the way of achieving the directives' objectives. In line with the Action Plan following the Fitness Check, this contract will bring together and analyse the relevant knowledge, evidence, tools, approaches and good practices in 2 focus areas as well as improving access to information in these fields, in order to increase the performance of the Nature Directives.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Extra Muros.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Open call for tender: service. Single contract of 30 months.

The contractor is required to collect and provide scientifically based data, information, evidence, sources, methods, approaches, tools and strategies in 2 focus areas A & B. Good practice examples and case studies from EU Member States (and beyond) should be included:

A. Better availability of data, information and knowledge on habitats, species and sites

Data required for conservation status assessments as defined under the Habitats and Birds Directive.

Data required for site designation and management.

B. Scientific support to successfully implement Natura 2000

Effectiveness and impact of management and restoration measures – based on current knowledge on the ecological requirements of species and habitats -.

...on the condition of habitats and species on a site level.

...on conservation status and trends at a network level.

Network coherence and connectivity.

The contribution of the Natura 2000 network for maintaining or improving ecosystem services.

Specific tasks:

1. Collection and analysis of scientific data and information, answer the questions posed under area A & B in the technical specifications, consult and engage primarily the scientific community/relevant scientific networks as well as other stakeholder communities that are involved in gathering and providing knowledge and evidence in support of the implementation of the Nature Directives.

2. Consultation on and discussion of preliminary results and findings from task 1, including one workshop for each of the focus areas A & B and other activities.

3. For each of the focus areas A & B, the contractor is required to prepare an online handbook addressed to all stakeholders implementing the Nature Directives.

Additional tasks: inception report, meetings in Brussels: inception meeting, regular meetings with Commission services in Brussels at least once per year (inception meeting excluded).

Deliverables:

Inception report, interim report, handbooks, workshop reports, final report. All deliverables shall be in English and draft versions shall be submitted to the Commission for comments before the final version is agreed.

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: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
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.2.12)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

This was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 - 079856 on 03/03/2017 with the title "Towards improving knowledge and access for data for implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives" with an amount of € 500 000.00.

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 refer to Procurement Documents (see point 1.1 and 1.7 of tender specifications).

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
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 044-079856
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/02/2018
Local time: 16:00
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, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20/02/2018
Local time: 10:30
Place:

Avenue de Beaulieu 5, B - 1160 Brussels, Salle D.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening (no expenses paid).

For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu.

Failing that, the contracting authority reserves the right to refuse access to its premises.

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:

In line with Article 134.1.e) of the rules of application to the Financial Regulation No 2015/1929 of 30 October 2015, 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.

Procurement documents will be available for download at the address indicated under Heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxemburg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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 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 awarded decision, you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/12/2017