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Services - 61-2018

03/01/2018    S1

Belgium-Brussels: Service contract for supporting the delivery of the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy in relation to actions 4, 5 and 7

2018/S 001-000061

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 — BU 9 01/005
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Markets Team
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

Service contract for supporting the delivery of the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy in relation to actions 4, 5 and 7

Reference number: ENV.D.3/SER/2017/0023
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000 Environmental services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The contract relates to the Actions 4, 5 and 7 as included in the action plan for nature, people and economy adopted by the commission and aims in providing support for the following:

— Complete the Natura 2000 network, especially filling gaps for the marine environment, and put in place the necessary conservation measures for all sites – Action 4,

— Use the new environmental implementation review process for dedicated bilateral meetings with national and regional authorities to develop agreed road maps to improve implementation and consult with landowners and other stakeholders on implementation challenges – action 5,

— Further develop species and habitats action plans for the most threatened species and natural habitats as well as stakeholder platforms on the coexistence with conflict species (e.g. large carnivores) – action 7.

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: 548 452.00 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:

Open call for tender, service.

The contract aims in covering the following:

Task 1: Support for action 4 related activities. Under this task the improvement of the synergies between the nature directives, the water framework directive, the nitrates directive, the marine strategy framework directive, the floods directive and the invasive alien species regulation is foreseen. This is expected to be achieved through the following:

— preparation of a FAQ note on the links between the nature directives and the nitrates directive,

— preparation of a FAQ note on the links between the nature directives and the IAS regulation,

— promotion of the existing guidance documents.

Task 2: Support for action 5 related activities. Under this task it is expected that country profiles for each of the member states are build and also support to the commission for the organization of bilateral meetings and back to back meetings with stakeholders is provided.

Task 3: Support for action 7 related activities. Under this task the drafting of 2 habitat action plans for 2 of the most threatened habitats in the EU is expected.

Single contract of 30 months (total budget therefore EUR 550.000).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and allocation of resources / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 30
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 44 — 079856 on 3.3.2017 with the title “Support to the implementation of the action plan on the EU nature directives (Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conservation of wild birds and Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) with an amount of EUR 1 000 000.

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: 2017/S 155-321207
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: 07.0202/2017/768146/ENV.D.3

Service contract for supporting the delivery of the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy in relation to actions 4, 5 and 7

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: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
Postal address: 11 Belgrave Road, IEEP Offices, Floor 3,
Town: London
Postal code: SW1V 1RB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ecologic Institute gemeinnützige GmbH
Postal address: Pfalzburger Str. 43/44
Town: Berlin
Postal code: 10717
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The N2K Group EEIG
Postal address: Boulevard General Wahis 21
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1030
Country: Belgium
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 550 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 548 452.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 2 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

1.1 % + 1.1 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation Nº 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) 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 these 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 paragraph 4 of Article 134.

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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
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:// 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: