Services - 508252-2022

19/09/2022    S180

Belgium-Brussels: Study to Review the Functioning and Effectiveness of Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (Due Diligence Obligations for Importers of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold from Conflict-affected and High-risk Areas)

2022/S 180-508252

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade (TRADE), TRADE.C – Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Asia (II), Trade and Sustainable Development, Green Deal
Postal address: Rue de la Loi 170
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/
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:

Study to Review the Functioning and Effectiveness of Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (Due Diligence Obligations for Importers of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold from Conflict-affected and High-risk Areas)

Reference number: TRADE/2022/OP/0001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall objective of the project is to support the Commission in producing a review report on the functioning and effectiveness of Regulation (EU) 2017/821, in accordance with the requirements laid down in Article 17 (2) of the Regulation. Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 lays down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 282 000.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Study to review the functioning and effectiveness of Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from conflict-affected and high-risk areas).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality award criteria as laid down in the procurement documents / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
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

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated 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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2022/S 060-153635
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: TRADE/2022/OP/001
Title:

Study to Review the Functioning and Effectiveness of Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (Due Diligence Obligations for Importers of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold from Conflict-affected and High-risk Areas)

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
23/08/2022
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Business and Strategies in Europe (B&S Europe)
National registration number: BE00442745018
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE1 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1150
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Responsible Sourcing Network Inc.
National registration number: C3110054
Postal address: 1180 Jackson Street, Unit 304
Town: Oakland
NUTS code: US United States
Postal code: 94612
Country: United States
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Assheton Carter Ltd TA TDI Sustainability
National registration number: 08825320
Postal address: Delta Place, 27 Bath Road, Gloucestershire
Town: Cheltenham
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: GL53 7TH
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 300 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 282 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
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: L-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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/09/2022