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Services - 516979-2017

23/12/2017    S247

Belgium-Brussels: Support services for implementing policy on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation — 4 Lots

2017/S 247-516979

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 BELGIQUE-BELGIË
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
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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=3154
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:

Support services for implementing policy on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation — 4 Lots

Reference number: ENV.F.3/SER/2017/0040
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Provide support to the European Commission in implementing policy on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation 511/2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol) and in carrying out the specific tasks required from the Commission and the EU Member States by the Regulation, through e.g., report preparation, providing recommendations, compilation and analysis of data, monitoring implementation and enforcement measures, monitoring trends in international policy development on ABS and on genetic resources utilisation in the EU, providing technical advice, information to the public, and participation in meetings.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 4
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 4
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

All 4.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Best practices & assistance to stakeholders

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90700000 Environmental services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra muros.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provide support to the European Commission in implementing policy on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation 511/2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol) and in carrying out the specific tasks required from the Commission by the Regulation, namely through analysis of documents, report preparation and information to the public.

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: 120 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The tasks should be completed within 12 months of the signature of the contract. The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed The contract is renewable twice for a period of 12 months on identical terms, up to a total duration of maximum 36 months, provided that the contractor's performance is satisfactory in all respects and depending on budget availability.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 — 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title “Support services for the implementation of the Regulation (EU) nº 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the EU ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) Regulation)” with a budget of EUR 600 000.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

International arena

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90700000 Environmental services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra muros.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provide support to the European Commission in implementing policy on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation 511/2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol) and in carrying out the specific tasks required from the Commission, namely through monitoring trends in international policy development relevant to ABS, compilation and analysis of data and report preparation.

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: 90 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The tasks should be completed within 12 months of the signature of the contract. The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed. The contract is renewable twice for a period of 12 months on identical terms, up to a total duration of maximum 36 months, provided that the contractor's performance is satisfactory in all respects and depending on budget availability.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 — 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title “Support services for the implementation of the Regulation (EU) nº 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the EU ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) Regulation)” with a budget of EUR 600 000.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Overview of legal measures and recommendations for the future

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90700000 Environmental services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra muros.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provide support to the European Commission in implementing policy on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation 511/2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol) and in carrying out the specific tasks required from the Commission and the EU Member States by the Regulation, namely through monitoring implementation and enforcement measures, compilation and analysis of data, monitoring of trends on genetic resources utilisation in the EU, providing recommendations and report preparation.

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: 315 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The tasks should be completed within 12 months of the signature of the contract. The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed. The contract is renewable twice for a period of 12 months on identical terms, up to a total duration of maximum 36 months, provided that the contractor's performance is satisfactory in all respects and depending on budget availability.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 — 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title “Support services for the implementation of the Regulation (EU) nº 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the EU ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) Regulation)” with a budget of EUR 600 000.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Guidance documents and meeting with the Member States

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90700000 Environmental services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra muros.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provide support to the European Commission in implementing policy on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in the EU, in particular the EU ABS Regulation (Regulation 511/2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol) and in carrying out the specific tasks required from the Commission and the EU Member States by the Regulation, namely through providing technical advice, report preparation and participation in meetings.

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: 225 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The tasks should be completed within 12 months of the signature of the contract. The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed. The contract is renewable twice for a period of 12 months on identical terms, up to a total duration of maximum 36 months, provided that the contractor's performance is satisfactory in all respects and depending on budget availability.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please note this was previously published in the PIN OJ S 44 — 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title “Support services for the implementation of the Regulation (EU) nº 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the EU ABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) Regulation)” with a budget of EUR 600 000.

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 the 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.2)Conditions related to the contract
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.1.8)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: 01/02/2018
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:
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)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/02/2018
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.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.

Tender 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: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
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 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:
12/12/2017