Services - 508657-2017

20/12/2017    S244

Belgium-Bruxelles: Delivery of Computer based tests (CBT) in EU staff selection process

2017/S 244-508657

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, European Personnel Selection Office, EPSO.01
Town: Bruxelles
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Directorate General for Human Resources and Security, HR.DDG.R.1
E-mail: hr-contrats-marches@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=3092
Address of the buyer profile: https://epso.europa.eu/
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=3092
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Official name: European Commission, DG Human Resources and Security, Unit HR.R.1
Postal address: SC 11 06/32
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: HR-CONTRATS-MARCHES@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=3092
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:

Delivery of Computer based tests (CBT) in EU staff selection process

Reference number: EPSO/PR/2016/049
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79635000 Assessment centre services for recruitment
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The tendering procedure will result in two framework contracts (1 per lot) to assist the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) in staff selection procedures on behalf of EU institutions by:

— delivering computer-based tests (CBT) - multiple choice and essay type, and,

— delivering internet based testing (IBT) - unproctored, locally and remotely proctored.

EPSO's use of computer-based testing method of delivering exams has significantly developed over the years, not only when it comes to the test content /test types, but also as far as the exam delivery process is concerned, with a wider geographical coverage of candidates’ population (worldwide testing) and online testing (internet based testing).

More details are provided in the relevant sections below for each lot.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Delivery of computer-based tests (multiple choice and essay type)

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79635000 Assessment centre services for recruitment
79600000 Recruitment services
79512000 Call centre
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Main site or place of performance:

Global network of testing centres (worldwide) and Brussels (Belgium).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 covers the organisation and delivery of “classical” computer-based tests via a global network of testing centres. These typically consist of a series of multiple-choice and essay type tests of different length delivered in the test centres’ network provided by the contractor. This lot will also cover the delivery of E-trays. The test content is provided by EPSO. See internet address provided in Section I.3 for details.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: EU administrative appropriations.
II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in Section I.3.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Internet-based testing (IBT)

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79635000 Assessment centre services for recruitment
79600000 Recruitment services
48220000 Internet and intranet software package
48190000 Educational software package
79512000 Call centre
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE1 RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises (internet based) and EU institutions' premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 covers the delivery of IBT via an on-line testing platform for candidates. Internet-based testing will be used by EPSO for different purposes:

— as self-selection/self-assessment tool for potential candidates (unproctored),

— as a platform to deliver locally proctored IBT exams in EU institutions' premises,

— as a platform to deliver remotely proctored tests.

The test content will be provided by EPSO.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: EU administrative appropriations.
II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in Section I.3.

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 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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See internet address provided in Section I.3.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/01/2018
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
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in Section I.3.

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
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/12/2017