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Services - 593904-2021

22/11/2021    S226

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple Framework Contract for Studies in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) and in the field of Rule of Law

2021/S 226-593904

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Committee of the Regions
Postal address: Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 101
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1040
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Unit E4 — Financial Management
E-mail: cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://cor.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://cor.europa.eu/en/about/tenders/Pages/calls-for-tender.aspx
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=9667
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned 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
II.1.1)Title:

Multiple Framework Contract for Studies in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) and in the field of Rule of Law

Reference number: CDR/2021/B3/1/CIVEX-AFSJ
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this call for tenders is to enable CoR departments to have at their disposal a framework contract for the provision of scientific, legal, documentary and editorial assistance services for CoR bodies, members, rapporteurs and departments. This request for services entrusted to external experts is one of the measures taken to provide members with better services in order to strengthen and enhance the CoR's consultative work within the framework of the legislative process.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 175 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Brussels

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The areas of activity covered by this call for tenders reflect the CoR's political priorities from the perspective of local and regional authorities and are indicated below. It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive and the activities requested under this call shall not be strictly limited to field of Freedom, Security, Justice and Rule of Law and may also cover any other domains linked to these policy areas:

— Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice (AFSJ)

— Rule of Law,

— The Future of Europe,

— policies in the fields of migration, integration and asylum,

— policies regarding de-radicalisation,

— policies regarding active citizenship and promoting the European way of life

— policies regarding hate speech and disinformation

— policies concerning external borders and the Schengen system,

— the local and regional dimension of judicial and police cooperation,

— security policies,

— EU Charter of Fundamental Rights,

— links between the above domains and other aspects of EU policies,

— links between the above domains and policies related to Eastern Partnership, Southern Mediterranean and EU enlargement,

— the external dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice and the Rule of Law,

— relations and cooperation with third countries in the above domains.

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: 175 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The FWC is renewed automatically up to three times for twelve months, unless one of the parties receives formal notification to the contrary at least three months before the end of the ongoing duration. Renewal does not change or postpone any existing obligations.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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

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: 3
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/12/2021
Local time: 14:00
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: 11/01/2022
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Room BVS 765

European Committee of the Regions, Rue Montoyer 92, 1040 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË.

In the view of the situation of COVID19, the attendance to the opening session may be on-line or face-to-face depending on the number of attendees.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of two representatives per tenderer may attend the opening of tenders. For organisation and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and identity card or passport of the representatives by email to cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu, at least three working days before the date of the opening.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

In accordance with Article 164 paragraph 5 and Annex I.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 Committee of the Regions may initiate negotiated procedures with the successful tenderers of this tender for new services consisting of the repetition of services similar to those in this notice.

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: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/index.html
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/11/2021