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Services - 568665-2020

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27/11/2020    S232

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple Framework Contracts for the Provision of Services in the Field of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Related to the Implementation of Better Regulation Guidelines

2020/S 232-568665

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, EMPL — Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit G4
Postal address: Rue Joseph II, 27
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: EMPL-VT-2020-027@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/employment-social-affairs-and-inclusion_en
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=7549
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=7549
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 Contracts for the Provision of Services in the Field of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Related to the Implementation of Better Regulation Guidelines

Reference number: EMPL/2020/OP/0016
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of this multiple framework contracts with reopening of competition is to assist the Commission in implementing the better regulation rules by carrying out supporting studies in the field of employment, social affairs, labour mobility and skills with the purpose of supporting:

1) impact assessment for the design and preparation of policies, programmes and related legislation;

2) evaluation to assess their effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and the EU added value; and

3) monitoring their implementation.

‘Better regulation’ is a way of working to ensure that EU policies and laws are prepared in an open, transparent manner, informed by the best available evidence and backed by the comprehensive involvement of stakeholders to achieve the objectives at minimum cost. All performed services shall comply with methods and tools as set out in the better regulation guidelines and its toolbox.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

The main place of performance of the tasks shall be contractor's premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the Commission's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This call for tender is launched with a view to concluding multiple framework contracts with reopening of competition to assist the Commission in implementing the better regulation rules by carrying out supporting studies in the field of employment, social affairs, labour mobility and skills with the purpose of supporting:

1) impact assessment for the design and preparation of policies, programmes and related legislation;

2) evaluation to assess their effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and the EU added value; and

3) monitoring their implementation.

‘Better regulation’ is a way of working to ensure that EU policies and laws are prepared in an open, transparent manner, informed by the best available evidence and backed by the comprehensive involvement of stakeholders to achieve the objectives at minimum cost. All performed services shall comply with methods and tools as set out in the better regulation guidelines and its toolbox.

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: 10 000 000.00 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:

Initial contract duration of 12 months + 3 possible renewals of 12 months each.

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: yes
Identification of the project:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided 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 provided 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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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: 5
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 01/02/2021
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:
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: 02/02/2021
Local time: 10:30
Place:

Due to the current exceptional circumstances, no physical presence is allowed. Tenderers may send an information request to the contracting authority's e-mail address, indicated under Heading I.1 of the contract notice, if they wish to be provided with the information announced during the opening.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Due to the current exceptional circumstances, no physical presence is allowed. Tenderers may send an information request to the contracting authority's e-mail address, indicated under Heading I.1 of the contract notice, if they wish to be provided with the information announced during the opening.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GC.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
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:
17/11/2020