Contract award notice

Framework contracts for the provision of effective tax rates and related supporting services

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission — DG Taxation and Customs Unit (TAXUD)
National registration number
-
Postal address
rue Joseph II, 79 — Office 05/40
Town
Bruxelles
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE - BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
Mr Stéphane Mail Fouilleul
Telephone
-
E-mail
taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_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

Other activity:   Taxation and Customs Union

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Framework contracts for the provision of effective tax rates and related supporting services

Reference number:   TAXUD/2017/AO-02

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

ThIs procedure covers 2 types of services:

Lot 1: access to a database, along with an annual report, and a calculator of comparable forward-looking indicators relating to effective levels of company taxation using a model approach based on the Devereux-Griffith methodology for the time span 2005-2020;

Lot 2: provision of on-demand supporting services for the performance of ad-hoc economic analysis with respect to the development of effective tax burdens over time and the impact of specific corporate tax reforms in the EU using an additional model.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   yes

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

Value:   932.800,00

Currency:   EUR


II.2) Description Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Provision of effective tax rates: Access to a database, along with an annual report, and a calculator of comparable forward-looking indicators relating to effective levels of company taxation

Lot No:   1

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79311400 - Economic research services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   00 - N/A

Main site or place of performance:   From the contractor's usual premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Using a model approach based on the Devereux-Griffith methodology for the time span 2005-2020, external expertise is sought for such services in order to ensure data quality, coverage, availability, quick response, accuracy, continuous monitoring, standardised formatting and comparability.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   30

Quality criterion - Name:   As laid down in the procurement documents.  / Weighting:   70

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

-


II.2) Description Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Provision of effective tax rates: Provision of on-demand supporting services for the performance of ad-hoc economic analysis

Lot No:   2

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79311400 - Economic research services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   00 - N/A

Main site or place of performance:   From the contractor's usual premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

External expertise to carry out a number of ad hoc economic analyses on specific corporate tax topics as identified by the Commission. The topics to be examined are related to the analysis of fiscal aspects with respect to the development of effective tax burdens over time and the impact of specific corporate tax reforms in the EU within the framework of the Commission work programme and important corporate tax developments on the national, European and international level.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   30

Quality criterion - Name:   As laid down in the procurement documents.  / Weighting:   70

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 106-211420

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:   TAXUD/2017/CC/146

Lot No:   1

Title:   Access to a database, along with an annual report, and a calculator of comparable forward-looking indicators relating to effective levels of company taxation

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract Lot No: 1

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

30-11-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   2

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
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Mannheim
NUTS code
DE1
Postal code
-
Country
DEUTSCHLAND
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:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   453.200,00 EUR

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 V: Award of contract

Contract No:   TAXUD/2017/CC/147

Lot No:   2

Title:   Provision of on-demand supporting services for the performance of ad-hoc economic analysis

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract Lot No: 2

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

30-11-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   2

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
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Mannheim
NUTS code
DE1
Postal code
-
Country
DEUTSCHLAND
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:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   479.600,00 EUR

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

For each lot, complementary services may be requested by the Commission according to the conditions foreseen in Article 104.5 of the Financial Regulation and in Article 134.1(e) of the rules of application, for a maximum value of 50 % of the framework contract's awarded amount.

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
Country
LUXEMBOURG
Telephone
+32 4303-1
E-mail
cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+352 4303-2100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name
The European Ombudsman
Postal address
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, CS 30403
Town
Strasbourg Cedex
Postal code
67001
Country
FRANCE
Telephone
+33 388172313
E-mail
-
Fax
+33 388179062
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
European Commission, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
Postal address
J79 05/40
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
+32 22995050
E-mail
taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Fax
+32 22995444
Internet address
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_en

VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04-12-2017

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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