Diensten - 566811-2018

22/12/2018    S247

Belgium-Brussels: Providing Support in Relation to the Identification of Approaches and Measures in Action Programmes under Directive 91/676/EC

2018/S 247-566811

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 Environment
Postal address: ENV.A.5- Finance BU-9 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team
E-mail: env-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/calls_en.htm
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

Providing Support in Relation to the Identification of Approaches and Measures in Action Programmes under Directive 91/676/EC

Reference number: ENV.D.1/SER/2018/0017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall aim of the contract is to assist the European Commission by compiling, comparing and synthesising information concerning the measures implemented under Directive 91/676/EEC (the Nitrates Directive) in the 28 Member States and — where applicable — at regional level in order to comply with the directive.

The contract focuses on measures and legal instruments stemming from Article 5 of the Nitrates Directive requiring Member States to establish Action Programmes, which should include measures aimed at preventing and reducing the risk of nitrate leaching and run off from agricultural activities.

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: 173 635.54 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Extra Muros

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor will be mostly involved in desk based research and analysis as well as in the creation of an electronic inventory.

The work will building on already available information collected in the context of the implementation of the Nitrates Directive (existing studies, Nitrates Directive implementation reports, information provided by Member States on an ad hoc basis, etc.), on information to be gathered autonomously by the contractor via desk based research or information provided by the Commission services.

In particular the contractor will need to:

1) Create an electronic inventory (i.e. a user friendly updatable wiki and database) of legal instruments and measures stemming from Article 5 of the Nitrates Directive in the 28 Member States and their regions;

2) Highlight the main differences in approaches and measures in the implementation of the Nitrates Directive;

3) Identify existing best practices in the Nitrates Directive implementation;

4. Identify potential transboundary impacts due to differences in approaches and measures in the implementation of the Nitrates Directive;

5) Identify interactions of different approaches and measures under the Nitrates Directive with the National Emission Ceilings Directive.

The required expertise to carry out the contract includes higher education or professional experience in: agronomy, diffuse nutrient pollution, EU environmental policies, written and numerical data collection, digital data management and database development.

Single contract of 12 months (total budget 200 000 EUR).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and allocation of resources / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 50/50
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

This was previously published in the PIN OJ S 056-123139 of 21/03/2018 with the title "Nitrates action programmes: assessment of measures and best practices" with an amount of 200 000 EUR. The contract type was ETU.

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: 2018/S 135-307154
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: 07.0202/2018/789617/SER/ENV.D.1

Providing Support in Relation to the Identification of Approaches and Measures in Action Programmes under Directive 91/676/EC

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: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corporation Agriculture and the Environment Research Unit (AERU), School of Life and Medical Sciences
Postal address: Room C112, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts
Town: Hatfield
Postal code: AL109 AB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 200 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 173 635.54 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

In line with Article 11.1(e) of the Annex to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that those services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in point 11.4.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxemburg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the Contracting Authority indicated under Heading I.1.

If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http:// www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time-limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal.

Within two months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: