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21/12/2017    S245

Belgium-Brussels: Study on using millimetre waves (mm-waves) bands for the deployment of the 5G ecosystem in the Union – SMART 2017/0015

2017/S 245-511172

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate B: Electronic Communications Networks and Services Unit B4: Radio Spectrum Policy
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Study on using millimetre waves (mm-waves) bands for the deployment of the 5G ecosystem in the Union – SMART 2017/0015

Reference number: 2017/0015
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Bands above 24 GHz (so-called mm waves) are suitable for short-range wireless communications at very high speeds utilising a very high bandwidth. Following the planned actions in the 5GAP on making radio spectrum timely available for 5G services, the commission should issue relevant technical harmonisation measures for spectrum bands above the 24 GHz which need to be accompanied by an impact assessment. This study will support the Commission in assessing the impacts of technical harmonisation of high-priority mm-wave bands (including the 26 GHz, 32 GHz and 40 GHz bands) in support of the 5GAP. It will put particular scrutiny on incumbent services (such as satellite or fixed wireless) and their coexistence with new 5G terrestrial services in terms of aggregate socio-economic benefits and costs.

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: 141 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See section II.1.4.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the tasks required / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality of the tender / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of work / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 50/100
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: Definition and Implementation of the Union's policy in the Field of Electronic Communication
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

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: 2017/S 118-236108
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: LC-00601749

Study on using millimetre waves (mm-waves) bands for the deployment of the 5G ecosystem in the Union – SMART 2017/0015

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 10
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 5
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 10
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: IDATE - Instut de l'Audiovisuel et des Télécommunications en Europe
National registration number: 314398686
Postal address: 44 allée Yves Stourdzé
Town: Clapiers
NUTS code: FRJ13 Not specified
Postal code: 34830
Country: France
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 141 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 61 %

Section VI: Complementary information

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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority using the contact means 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 ). Such complaint does not have as 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 award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: