Contract award notice

Media Monitoring Services for the European Commission – PO/2018-03/A3

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, Directorate-General Communication, Unit A3 — Media Monitoring, Media Analysis and Eurobarometer
National registration number
-
Postal address
200 rue de la Loi — BERL 4/377
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE - BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
Oana Hriscu
Telephone
-
E-mail
COMM-MEDIA-TENDERS@ec.europa.eu
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/communication/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile:   -

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement:   no

In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:   -

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body:   no

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

Media Monitoring Services for the European Commission – PO/2018-03/A3

Reference number:   PO/2018-03/A3

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79400000 - Business and management consultancy and related services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The subject matter of the framework contract is the provision of media monitoring services in EU Member States and non-EU countries on issues of interest to the European Union.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value:   21.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

-

Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   -

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   BE - BELGIQUE-BELGIË

Main site or place of performance:   Brussels

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The monitoring services will provide the commission with an understanding of EU related media coverage and continuous feedback on its policies, initiatives or reactions in the media.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

II.2.11) Information about options

Options:   no

Description of options:   -

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement:   yes

A dynamic purchasing system was set up:   no

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used:   no

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:   2018/S 072-158630

IV.2.8) Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

The notice involves the termination of the dynamic purchasing system published by the above contract notice:   no

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice:   no

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   PO/2018-03/A3

Lot No:   -

Title:   Media Monitoring Services for the European Commission

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

24-10-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   0

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States:   0

Number of tenders received by electronic means:   0

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators:   no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   -

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   67%

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:   -

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   PO/2018-03/A3

Lot No:   -

Title:   Media Monitoring Services for the European Commission

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

24-10-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   0

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States:   0

Number of tenders received by electronic means:   0

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators:   no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   -

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   no

Proportion:   -

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:   -

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

You may submit any observations concerning the procurement procedure to the Contracting Authority using the contact means under Section I. 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://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).
Within 2 months of notice of the award decision, you may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request you may make and any reply from us, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment or to open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated in Section VI.4.1.

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
Telephone
+352 4303-1
E-mail
generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+352 4303-2100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name
European Ombudsman
Postal address
-
Town
Brussels
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:   -

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
Postal code
-
Country
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-

VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

26-10-2018

Annex D1 – General procurement: Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

1. Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a call for competition in accordance with Article 32 of Directive 2014/24/EU

No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to:

open procedure:   no

restricted procedure:   no

The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment, study or development under the conditions stated in the directive:   -

The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:

absence of competition for technical reasons:   no

procurement aiming at the creation or acquisition of a unique work of art or artistic performance:   no

protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights:   no

Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive:   no

Additional deliveries by the original supplier ordered under the strict conditions stated in the directive:   no

New works/services, constituting a repetition of existing works/services and ordered in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive:   -

Service contract to be awarded to the winner or one of winners under the rules of a design contest:   -

Procurement of supplies quoted and purchased on a commodity market:   -

Purchase of supplies or services on particularly advantageous terms:

from a supplier which is definitively winding up its business activities:   -

protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights:   -

2. Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive:   no

3. Explanation

-

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