Services - 531568-2019

11/11/2019    S217    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Denmark-Copenhagen: IT Consultancy Services to the EEA and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment in the Areas of Dataflow Development, Management and Operation, Inspire Support and Services

2019/S 217-531568

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Environment Agency
Postal address: Kongens Nytorv 6
Town: Copenhagen K
NUTS code: DK011
Postal code: 1050
Country: Denmark
E-mail: procurement@eea.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.eea.europa.eu

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/tenders

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE1
Postal code: 1160
Country: Belgium
E-mail: miguel.albuquerque@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/environment/index_en.htm

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
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=5517
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=5517
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
Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

IT Consultancy Services to the EEA and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment in the Areas of Dataflow Development, Management and Operation, Inspire Support and Services

Reference number: EEA/DIS/19/002
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The EEA, as leading contracting authority for the purpose of this inter-institutional call for tenders, seeks to establish framework service contract(s) with service providers who will assist it and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV) as participating contracting authority by providing IT consultancy services in the areas of spatial dataflow development, management and operation and Inspire support and services.

The call for tender is split in 2 lots:

Lot 1: Tabular and geospatial data processing and related support;

Lot 2: Metadata cataloguing, geospatial data modelling and Inspire support.

Tenderers can apply for one or both lots, and contracts may be signed with a different economic operator for each lot.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 7 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Tabular and Geospatial Data Processing and Related Support

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72200000
72300000
72500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK01
Main site or place of performance:

The services will be performed mainly at the contractor’s own premises with occasional meetings in the EEA.

For Lot 1, EEA intends to have minimum one consultant working intramural at the EEA's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers both consultancy services to support the Discomap infrastructure (map service platform) but also to design, implement and support the vast number of dataflows operated by EEA. EEA operates around 100 dataflows on which member states are required to report environmental data and information. Dataflows are closely operated in cooperation with the EEA thematic experts and covers air, water, emission, climate, biodiversity, etc.

The processing of data is highly automated and for this purpose, several software packages are used. These include FME (Safe), ArcGIS Server/Desktop/Online (Esri), Tableau, Microsoft SQL Server, Python and C#. For certain processing of data, cloud computing (Microsoft Azure) is increasingly used, particular Azure Data Warehouse, Databricks, blob storage, Azure SQL are part of the EEA infrastructure.

Expert support is needed to develop robust and automated IT solutions which can support the complete workflow from harvesting data from ReportNet (https://www.eionet.europa.eu/reportnet), performing quality control, storage in harmonised databases (SQL and geodatabase) and dissemination of data to external users or on the EEA website.

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: 6 400 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The successful tenderer(s) will be awarded a framework service contract for an initial period of 24 (twenty-four) months starting from the date of signature, with the possibility of maximum 2 renewals for a period of 12 (twelve) months each.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Metadata Cataloguing, Geospatial Data Modelling and Inspire Support

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72500000
72300000
72200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK01
Main site or place of performance:

The services will be performed mainly at the contractor’s own premises with occasional meetings in the EEA.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EEA has a long-term involvement in the Inspire implementation process and seeks consultancy services to continue this task. Furthermore, the EEA has its own Inspire-compliant catalogue which is providing standard description of geospatial datasets produced or used by the EEA and its partners. Assistance in this area requires in depth knowledge of the Inspire data specifications, metadata standards, geospatial data encodings and various software packages used in these activities.

As member of the Inspire Coordination Team, EEA is involved in the EU level coordination of this directive, including the support to the monitoring and reporting submission processes, the maintenance and the update of the list of priority datasets for e-reporting and on the implementation of Inspire-compliant environmental reporting data flows.

EEA, including its ETCs, is producing and using geospatial datasets which are stored and described in an INSPIRE-compliant metadata catalogue. This catalogue is implemented using a customized version of GeoNetwork (the EEA catalogue of spatial datasets, or ‘SDI’) and includes a metadata editor used by EEA staff, its contractors and ETCs. Support to the maintenance of the SDI, as well as to the evolution of this catalogue towards a data warehouse including the storage of spatial and non-spatial datasets and their standard description across the EEA is required.

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: 600 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The successful tenderer(s) will be awarded a framework service contract for an initial period of 24 (twenty-four) months starting from the date of signature, with the possibility of maximum 2 renewals for a period of 12 (twelve) months each.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

This call for tenders is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons from one of the 33 EEA member countries and to all natural and legal persons established in a third country that has a special agreement with the European Union in the field of procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement.

As proof of eligibility, tenderers must indicate in which country they have their headquarters, registered office or residence, and provide the necessary supporting documents in accordance with their national law. If the tenderer is a natural person, he/she must provide a copy of their identity card/passport or driving license and proof that he/she is covered by a social security scheme as a self-employed person.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/12/2019
Local time: 14:00
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/12/2019
Local time: 10:00
Place:

EEA premises at Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Representatives of tenderers (1 per tenderer) are allowed to participate in the opening session. They arerequested to inform the EEA's procurement services in advance and at the latest by 12.12.2019 (16.00), CET by e-mail at procurement@eea.europa.eu

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
Town: Strasbourg
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
E-mail: eo@ombudsman.europa.eu
Telephone: +33 388172313
Fax: +33 388179062

Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/10/2019