Contract notice

Falling into the middle-income trap? A study on the risks for EU regions to be caught in a middle-income trap and the factors that are holding back the development of middle-income economies in the EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy, TA Cell BU-1
National registration number
-
Postal address
Rue de la Loi 200
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE - BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
DG REGIO A.3 — Budget and Financial management
Telephone
+32 22965768
E-mail
REGIO-CONTRACT@ec.europa.eu
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/

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.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from

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Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:   http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

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electronically via:   -

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: -

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

Falling into the middle-income trap? A study on the risks for EU regions to be caught in a middle-income trap and the factors that are holding back the development of middle-income economies in the EU

Reference number:   2018CE16BAT055

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79000000 - Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The study follows up on the findings of the 7th Cohesion Report of the European Commission which highlighted the development challenges of a group of middle-income EU regions, and the risk for those regions to be caught in the so-called ‘middle-income trap.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT:   250.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   yes

Tenders may be submitted for:   all lots:

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer:   -

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:   -

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

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Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   - - `lookup_from_cpv(-)` not found

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   00 - N/A

Main site or place of performance:   Contractors premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The present call for a tender aims at providing robust evidence on the existence of middle income traps across EU regions, on which factors are holding back the development of their economies and on what can low-income regions in the EU do to avoid the middle-income trap in the future.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT:   250.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months:   12

This contract is subject to renewal:   no

Description of renewals:   -

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:   -

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted:   no

II.2.11) Information about options

Options:   no

Description of options:   -

II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue:   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

As tendering documents and any additional information are available on the website of Directorate-General for Regional Policy at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/, potential tenderers are requested to regularly verify the internet website.

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 selection criteria:

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III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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III.1.5 Information about reserved contracts

The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons:   no

The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes:   no

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession:   -

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:   -

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

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III.2.2) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract:   yes

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

In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:   -

The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system:   no

The dynamic purchasing system might be used by additional purchasers:   no

IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated:   no

IV.1.5) Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations:   no

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used:   no

Additional information about electronic auction:   -

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:   -

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date:   21-08-2018

Local time:   -

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN, BG, DA, DE, EL, ET, FI, FR, GA, HR, HU, IT, LV, LT, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, ES, SV, CS

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months:   6

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:   28-08-2018

Local time:   11:00

Place:   European Commission - Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy - avenue de Beaulieu 5, B-1160 Brussels, Belgium.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:   Each tenderer may take part or send a representative. Please inform the Contracting Authority by email on the address indicated in Section I, at least 3 working days before the opening, providing for the participant: the name and first name, date of birth, nationality, ID or passport number and valid date.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement:   no

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:   -

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used:   no

Electronic invoicing will be accepted:   no

Electronic payment will be used:   no

VI.3) Additional information

As tendering documents and any additional information are available on the website of Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/funding-opportunities/calls-for-tender/, potential tenderers are requested to regularly verify the internet website.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Official name
General Court
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
-
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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

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VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

01-06-2018

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