Services - 620534-2021

06/12/2021    S236

Belgium-Brussels: Multiple Service Framework Contract (Three Lots): Lot 1: Social and Employment Policy; Lot 2: Culture, Education, Research and Innovation; Lot 3: European Digital Agenda

2021/S 236-620534

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Committee of the Regions
Postal address: Rue Belliard 101
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1040
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Unit E.4 - Financial Management
E-mail: cor-marches-publics@cor.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://cor.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: https://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=9750
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 Service Framework Contract (Three Lots): Lot 1: Social and Employment Policy; Lot 2: Culture, Education, Research and Innovation; Lot 3: European Digital Agenda

Reference number: CDR/2021/C3/1/SEDEC
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: 800 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Social and Employment Policy

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Brussels, BELGIUM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spheres of activity covered by this call for tenders reflect the CoR's political priorities from the perspective of local and regional authorities in the indicative areas of activity referred to below. It should be noted that the activities covered by this call shall not be strictly limited to the sphere of social policy, education, employment, research, culture and the digital single market, and should also cover any other sectors linked to these policy areas and refer in this context to all the possible implications for local and regional authorities within the European Union.

Lot 1 – Social and employment policy:

— employment policy and related policies,

— labour mobility,

— social policy and social protection,

— equal opportunities,

— gender equality,

— social economy,

— social cohesion and integration,

— demographic change and related policies,

— childcare and child support.

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: 300 000.00 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:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Culture, Education, Research and Innovation

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Brussels, BELGIUM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spheres of activity covered by this call for tenders reflect the CoR's political priorities from the perspective of local and regional authorities in the indicative areas of activity referred to below.It should be noted that the activities covered by this call shall not be strictly limited to the sphere of social policy, education, employment, research, culture and the digital single market, and should also cover any other sectors linked to these policy areas and refer in this context to all the possible implications for local and regional authorities within the European Union.

Lot 2 – Culture, education, research and innovation:

— education and training,

— youth,

— sport,

— culture and cultural diversity,

— multilingualism and promotion of minority languages,

— innovation, research and technology,

— EU information society, including trans-European ICT networks,

— audio-visual industry and media technologies,

— artificial intelligence.

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: 300 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in days: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

European Digital Agenda

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Brussels, BELGIUM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spheres of activity covered by this call for tenders reflect the CoR's political priorities from the perspective of local and regional authorities in the indicative areas of activity referred to below.It should be noted that the activities covered by this call shall not be strictly limited to the sphere of social policy, education, employment, research, culture and the digital single market, and should also cover any other sectors linked to these policy areas and refer in this context to all the possible implications for local and regional authorities within the European Union.

Lot 3 – European Digital Agenda:

— digital agenda,

— digital single market,

— digital transformation,

— connectivity and broadband deployment,

— digital indicators,

— interoperability,

— data policy.

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: 200 000.00 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:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)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.1.1)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).

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: 10/01/2022
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:
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: 11/01/2022
Local time: 15:30
Place:

Room BvS 0729

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 one representative 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 tocor-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:
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:
24/11/2021