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20/12/2022    S245

Belgium-Brussels: Independent Verification and Validation of the EOSC Platform Service Delivery – CNECT/LUX/2022/OP/0130

2022/S 245-707628

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT), Directorate C – Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure, Unit C.1 – Open Science and Digital Modelling
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country: Belgium
E-mail: cnect-tendering@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/communications-networks-content-and-technology_en
Address of the buyer profile: https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from 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:

Independent Verification and Validation of the EOSC Platform Service Delivery – CNECT/LUX/2022/OP/0130

Reference number: CNECT/LUX/2022/OP/0130
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of this procurement is to support the European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology constantly verifying and validating whether the EOSC platform services, delivered by the awarded managed service providers of the EOSC Procurement Action (Ref.: CNECT/LUX/2022/CD/0023), are fit-for-use and fit-for-purpose during the entire contract duration in relation to the KPIs and SLAs defined in the technical specifications.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The independent verification and validation (IV&V) service contractor is in charge of assuring whether the managed services of the EOSC platform implementation meet the business requirements (e.g., KPIs), service specifications (e.g., service quality, SLAs), and agreed technical conditions (e.g., software quality, open API definitions, integrations, etc.) of the platform services.

The independence of the IV&V contractor from the managed service providers of the EOSC platform implementation ensures unbiased quality of the delivered service and keeps track of the business context in which the EOSC platform will operate.

The IV&V services include the evaluation and validation of the service components against the defined requirements and agreed roadmaps, verification and validation of the service and system integration against defined industry standards and EOSC specifications, examination of outputs produced by the implementation contractor(s) as well as testing activities to confirm that system components are functional as designed.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
09/03/2023

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/12/2022