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Services - 543132-2021

26/10/2021    S208

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple Framework Contract for Studies in the Field of European Union Budget Policy

2021/S 208-543132

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Committee of the Regions
Postal address: Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 101
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1040
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Unit E4 — Financial Management
E-mail: cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://cor.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://cor.europa.eu/en/about/tenders/Pages/calls-for-tender.aspx
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=9362
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:

Multiple Framework Contract for Studies in the Field of European Union Budget Policy

Reference number: CDR/2021/C1/1/COTER /BUDG
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this call for tenders is to enable the CoR departments to have at their disposal a framework contract for the provision of scientific, legal, documentary and editorial assistance services for CoR bodies, members, rapporteurs and departments. This request for services entrusted to external experts is one of the measures taken to provide members with better services in order to strengthen and enhance the CoR' consultative work within the framework of the legislative process.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Brussels.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spheres of activity covered by this call for tenders reflect the CoR's political priorities from the perspective of local and regional authorities in the indicative areas of activity:

— multi-annual financial framework,

— EU own-resources,

— performance-based budgeting,

— annual EU Budget,

— implementation of the budget of the European Union,

— discharge procedure including protection of financial interest of the EU,

— local and regional finances and budgeting (sub-national finances),

— financial regulation of the EU,

— audits and control requirements,

— simplification of financial procedures,

— accountability,

— financial Instruments,

— synergies between different EU funding instruments.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: 1. Organisation of work, including the distribution of roles and responsibilities, and overall allocation of time and of human and other resources / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: 2. General framework and methodological approach: efficiency, quality and relevance of the methodology and the proposed research project / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: 3. Data collection and presentation, partnerships and associated networks / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: 4. Quality control measures, including quality control of deliverables, language quality check and continuity of service in the event of absence of leading members of the team / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Total = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 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:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 22/11/2021
Local time: 17:00
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: 23/11/2021
Local time: 14:00
Place:

European Committee of the Regions, Rue Montoyer 92, 1040 Brussels/Brussel, BELGIUM/BELGIË.

See internet address provided in section I.3).

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure: in the view of the COVID-19 situation, the attendance to the opening session may be online or face-to-face depending on the number of attendees.

Information about authorised person and opening procedure: see internet address provided in section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in Section I.3) in the last five calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in Section IV.2.2), the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the internet address provided in Section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in Section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

In accordance with Article 164 paragraph 5 and Annex I.11.1) (e) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.7.2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, the Committee of the Regions may initiate negotiated procedures with the successful tenderers of this tender for new services consisting of the repetition of services similar to those in this notice.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/index.html
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/10/2021