Services - 562582-2018

21/12/2018    S246    European Commission - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple Service Framework Contract with reopening of competition for the provision of consultancy services for the development and implementation of structural reforms in EU Member States

2018/S 246-562582

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Secretariat-General, Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS)
Postal address: rue de la Loi 170
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: SRSS Unit 01 "Budget and Finance"

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 to the following address:
Official name: See "Invitation to tender" document
Town: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Contact person: SRSS Finance
NUTS code: BE

Internet address(es):

Main 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

Multiple Service Framework Contract with reopening of competition for the provision of consultancy services for the development and implementation of structural reforms in EU Member States

Reference number: SRSS/2018/01/FWC/002
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of consultancy services (to support the design and/or implementation of reforms) in one or more of the MS in one or several of the following sectoral categories:

— governance and public administration,

— revenue administration and public financial management,

— growth and business environment,

— labour market, education, health and social services,

— financial sector and access to finance.

The support may require targeted expertise in areas such as e.g. health, taxation, energy, environment and will be funded mainly by the SRSP (Regulation (EU) 2017/825 of the EP and of the Council, as last amended).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 EUR
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: 00
Main site or place of performance:

One, several or all EU Member States

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3).

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: 100 000 000.00 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:

See Internet address in Section I.3).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)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: yes
Identification of the project:

Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) (Regulation (EU) 2017/825 of the European Parliament and of the Council, amended by Regulation (EU) 2018/1671 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018).

II.2.14)Additional information

See Internet address in Section I.3).

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:

See Internet address in Section I.3).

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:

See the internet address under Section I.3).

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 7
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 225-513867
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/02/2019
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:
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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/02/2019
Local time: 10:00

European Commission, Charlemagne Building, rue de la Loi 170, Floor 10, Room 10/31, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

See Internet address in Section I.3.

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:

In accordance with Annex I, Chapter 1, Section 2, p.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 Contracting Authority may use the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice with the contractors to increase the maximum ceiling of the framework contract. The Contracting Authority may trigger the subsequent use of this procedure in case the use of the framework contract is faster than foreseen. The new services will cover similar services as in the framework contract accounting for not more than 50 % of the initial contract amount. The amount under Section II.1.5) does not include such increase. The conditions under which the new services will be awarded will be those in the framework contracts and their annexes that will be in force at the time of launch of the negotiated procedure.

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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: