Services - 561368-2018

20/12/2018    S245    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Finland-Espoo: Business and management consultancy and related services

2018/S 245-561368

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
PO Box 1000
Telephone: +358 20722111
NUTS code: FI

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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 electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Research and development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

VTT Design: Helping VTT establish and ramp up a world-class design studio

Reference number: Reg. no. 836/206/2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

VTT is seeking partners to help us prove the value of design through executing on early projects and jump starting the studio within VTT. The object of the tender process is to find partners to: 1. Help us establish the VTT Design studio described in detail in the invitation to tender documents. 2. Execute early projects in co-operation with VTT. Projects will be of the type listed within the invitation to tender documents. 3. Act as long-term flex capacity as we build our own internal team. VTT will select three (3) to five (5) partners. We will select multiple partners in order to ensure flexible access to the best teams to address specific challenges. VTT is looking for partners for a two (2) year contract period. VTT reserves the right to continue the contract with two (2) optional years, one year at a time (1+1). The objective is to establish the agreements in March 2019. For more detailed description, please see the invitation to tender documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FI
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is described in detail in the invitation to tender documents.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

VTT is looking for partners for a two (2) year contract period. VTT reserves the right to continue the contract with two (2) optional years, one year at a time (1+1). The objective is to establish the agreements in March 2019.

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:

As stated in the invitation to tender documents.

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.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 24/01/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 30/04/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24/01/2019
Local time: 12:05

Espoo, Finland

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

The given date and time are preliminary. VTT reserves the right to change the scheduled date and time. The opening of tenders shall not be a public event.

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
Radanrakentajantie 5
Telephone: +358 295643300
Fax: +358 295643314

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: