European Commission — Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Contract award notice

Study on the costs of compliance for the financial sector

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission — Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
National registration number
-
Postal address
SPA2, 07/029
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/financial-stability-financial-services-and-capital-markets-union_en

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

Study on the costs of compliance for the financial sector

Reference number:   FISMA/2017/091/B

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79311000 - Survey services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The overall objective of the study is to obtain estimates of the cost of compliance with legislative measures in scope for a cross-industry and cross-country sample of EU financial services companies. More specifically, the study will provide a clear understanding of the scale and nature of the incremental costs of complying with financial regulations that were either introduced (new) or significantly amended after 2007, and of the main drivers of these costs.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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

Value:   500.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

-

Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79311100 - Survey design services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   00 - N/A

Main site or place of performance:   The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 3 coordination meetings with the Contracting Authority will be held in Brussels.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The study will analyse the costs of compliance with the EU financial acquis for a sample of companies appropriately representing the various EU financial sectors.

The main tasks to be carried out are:

1. Literature, legal and data review;

2. Identification of survey and interview candidates;

3. Initial development of counterfactual;

4. Survey design and execution;

5. Questionnaire design and interviews with selected stakeholders;

6. Data analysis and reporting of results.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   40

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality and relevance of the proposed methodology  / Weighting:   50

Quality criterion - Name:   Organisation of the work  / Weighting:   30

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality control measures  / Weighting:   20

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:   no

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:   2017/S 239-495286

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:   FISMA/2017/091/B2/ST/OP

Lot No:   -

Title:   Study on the costs of compliance for the financial sector

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

26-03-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   6

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.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
ICF SA
National registration number
BE0820347311
Postal address
rue Royale 144-146
Town
Brussels
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
1000
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   500.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   438.813,00 EUR

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   46%

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

-

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Official name
General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town
Luxembourg
Postal code
2925 Luxembourg
Country
LUXEMBOURG
Telephone
+352 4303-1
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
+352 4303-2100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu/

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

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

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:   Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff or, in the absence thereof, of the day on which it came to knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

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

05-04-2018

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

-