Services - 512181-2019

Submission deadline has been amended by:  570473-2019
30/10/2019    S210

Belgium-Brussels: Design competition pertaining to the renewal of the Paul-Henri SPAAK building in Brussels

2019/S 210-512181

Design contest notice

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Parliament
Postal address: Rue Wiertz 60
Town: Bruxelles
Postal code: 1047
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Direction des projets immobiliers
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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

Design competition pertaining to the renewal of the Paul-Henri SPAAK building in Brussels

Reference number: 06D40/2019/M052
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The European Parliament is one of the symbolic hearts and focal points of European democracy, a pillar of the continent's recent history. Its property portfolio is important, not only for the European legislator, but also for citizens, as it includes important public spaces for dialogue and experience of European democracy and its values, while being at the heart of celebrations and commemorations of our common democratic heritage. The property portfolio must be preserved and developed as a strong symbol of our recent history.

The European project has undergone several enlargements, and currently has 28 Member States. Through its directly elected MEPs, the European Parliament represents more than 500 000 000 European citizens. Throughout this historic process, the institution has enlarged its buildings and adapted its premises to reflect the growing role of the Parliament, a full co-legislator, providing optimum working conditions for MEPs. The enlarged competences of the Parliament have forced it to strengthen its links with citizens, and to help them understand the European project better:

— the Parliament of MEPs is the citizens’ Parliament: it is open to citizens, it interacts with them and allows them to live an extraordinary experience.

Interaction with the citizen is evolving: at first a passer-by, he becomes a visitor, participant and then a co-legislator. Welcoming citizens with their diversity and their values encourages them to belong to the European project,

— the European Parliament aims to be exemplary in its approach to the global environmental: the future building will be integrated and connected to its urban, natural and social environment.

It aims to be sustainable, sustainability being measured in terms of operability, maintainability, flexibility and adaptability. Flexibility must be envisaged in space, time and techniques.

The building and its development process must incorporate the best practices of durability and sustainability, balanced between simplicity and thoughtful technology (including bio-climatism and circular economy).

The renewal project aims for a positive environmental impact.

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:

The project will be financed by the budget of the European Parliament.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.10)Criteria for the selection of participants:

1) Exclusion criteria.

The European Parliament hereby informs that candidates who are in one of the exclusion cases covered by the provisions of Article 136 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union of 18.7.2018 will be excluded from this competition. The text of the above is available at the following address: and in the competition rules;

2) Selection criteria.

See competition rules.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Participation is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Indicate profession:

Multidisciplinary teams led by architects.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.2)Type of contest
Minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 25
IV.1.7)Names of participants already selected:
IV.1.9)Criteria for the evaluation of projects:

—integration and links to the urban, natural and social environment,

— architectural and environmental design,

— achievement of spacio-functional and sustainability objectives,

— ‘technical’ coherence.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date: 10/12/2019
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates
Date: 30/04/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up:
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.3)Rewards and jury
IV.3.1)Information about prize(s)
A prize/prizes will be awarded: yes
Number and value of the prize(s) to be awarded:

There will be a prize of 150 000 EUR for the winner of the competition.

Other competitors submitting 2 designs meeting the minimum requirements will receive a prize of 75 000 EUR.

Other competitors submitting one design meeting the minimum requirements will receive a prize of 50 000 EUR.

IV.3.2)Details of payments to all participants:
IV.3.3)Follow-up contracts
Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or winners of the contest: yes
IV.3.4)Decision of the jury
The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: yes
IV.3.5)Names of the selected members of the jury:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

1) Information relating to point IV.2.4) of this notice: the documents to be presented by the competitors in the context of the design competition must only be submitted in English or French;

2) Important information relating to point IV.3.3) of this notice: the European Parliament reserves the right to enter into a negotiated procedure with the competition winner or the competitor who has submitted the best project in another process (renovation or reconstruction) for the signature of a service contract aimed at monitoring the design within the framework of the award procedure for the Design & Build operator, without being obliged to do so.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Shuman
Town: Strasbourg
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Greffe du tribunal de l'Union européenne
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: