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Services - 642520-2021

17/12/2021    S245

Belgium-Brussels: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2021/S 245-642520

Contract notice

Services

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

Procurement award procedure applying to European Union external actions financed from the general budget of the European Union and the European Development Fund (EDF)

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Union, represented by the European Commission
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: B-1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: INTPA-TENDERS-0099@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/international-partnerships_en
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/international-partnerships_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=9782
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Official name: European Union, represented by the European Commission
Town: Brussels
Country: Belgium
E-mail: INTPA-TENDERS-0099-APPLICATIONS@ec.europa.eu
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/international-partnerships_en
Address of the buyer profile: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/international-partnerships_en
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:

Knowledge Hub for Human development

Reference number: INTPA/2021/EA-RP/0099
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Knowledge Hub for Human development will be established to ensure access to international expertise and EU know-how for the effective implementation of EU commitments in a number of thematic areas under the People chapter of the Global Europe instrument, including the human rights based approach. The overall objective of this action is to increase the benefits for the target population, including women, of the human development aspects of our programmes at global, regional and country level. Its specific objective is to increase the effectiveness of the human development aspects of EU programmes at global, regional and country level. This procedure will be divided in 3 lots: Lot 1 - 'Knowledge Hub for expertise on Gender equality, Disability and Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA)'; Lot 2 - 'Knowledge Hub for expertise on Health, Social Protection and Socio-Economic inequalities'; Lot 3: 'Knowledge Hub for expertise on Youth'.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 12 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Knowledge Hub for expertise on Gender equality, Disability and HRBA

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
98300000 Miscellaneous services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Hub will assist EC headquarters services and EU Delegations worldwide in the implementation of the Human Rights Based Approach and the Gender Action Plan III (GAP III) in external actions. The Hub will also provide specialised support on implementing an intersectional approach, integrating the rights of persons with disabilities and addressing all intersecting forms of discrimination, including discrimination against LGBTIQ persons, in implementation of EC external actions.

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: 4 350 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 42
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 8
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:

Human Rights,Investing in People,Non-State Actors and Local Authorities

II.2.14)Additional information

Provided they are in conformity with the basic project, new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works, may be entrusted up to 100% of the initial contract to the initial contractor by negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Knowledge Hub for expertise on Health, Social Protection and Socio-Economic inequalities

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
98300000 Miscellaneous services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Hub will provide expertise and knowledge to EC headquarters services and EU Delegations worldwide in the areas of socio-economic inequalities, health and social protection. It will support sector specific policy formulation in these areas, including cover social protection across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (SPaN), and contribute to EC participation in international initiatives.

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: 5 650 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 8
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:

Human Rights,Investing in People,Non-State Actors and Local Authorities

II.2.14)Additional information

Provided they are in conformity with the basic project, new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works, may be entrusted up to 100% of the initial contract to the initial contractor by negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Knowledge Hub for expertise on Youth

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
98300000 Miscellaneous services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Hub will provide expertise and knowledge to the EC headquarters services and EU Delegations worldwide in the area of youth in external action (youth participation and empowerment, as well as youth specific issues in sectoral policies). The Hub will also support sector specific policy and actions formulation in this area and will provide support on the implementation of the upcoming Youth Action Plan, as well as in the management of the Youth Sounding Board for International Partnerships.

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: 2 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 42
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 8
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:

Human Rights,Investing in People, Non-State Actors and Local Authorities

II.2.14)Additional information

Provided they are in conformity with the basic project, new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works, may be entrusted up to 100% of the initial contract to the initial contractor by negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice.

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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated 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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/01/2022
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 21/02/2022
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3. For any additional information, please refer to the document A5f "Additional information about the Contract 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: 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:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/12/2021