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Services - 55845-2018

07/02/2018    S26

Belgium-Brussels: Study on the impact of mergers and acquisitions on innovation in the pharmaceutical sector

2018/S 026-055845

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 Research and Innovation; Directorate E — Health; Unit E.1
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-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 the impact of mergers and acquisitions on innovation in the pharmaceutical sector

Reference number: 2017/RTD/E.1/OP/PP-06021-2017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000 Research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This study will aim at better understanding the impacts of mergers on innovation within the pharma sector. The contractor will analyse at least 100 M&A cases from the period 2010-2013, looking at how different indicators evolve from 3-4 years before merger until 3-4 years post-merger. Going beyond previous academic works they will not only analyse R&D investment/intensity and patents but indicators such as:

— number of drug candidates in various clinical development phases,

— progress in pipeline,

— number of discontinued programmes in view of related clinical trial results,

— market entry of new products.

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: 277 800.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Mainly at the premises of the contractor.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See internet address provided in section I.3.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 70 points
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 20 points
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 10 points
Price - Weighting: 40
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: Horizon 2020
II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3.

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 150-309663
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-00689269

Study on the impact of mergers and acquisitions on innovation in the pharmaceutical sector

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: 14
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 6
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Informa Pharma Consulting
Postal address: Christchurch Court, 10-15 Newgate Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC1A 7AZ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 277 800.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

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: Luxemburg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: