European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate E: Modernisation of the Single Market
Contract notice

Dynamic development of cross-border e-commerce through efficient parcel delivery.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Directorate E: Modernisation of the Single Market
National registration number
-
Postal address
avenue des Nerviens 105
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
Hubert Gambs, Director GROW E
Telephone
-
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/growth/

Address of the buyer profile:   http://ec.europa.eu/growth/contracts-grants/calls-for-tenders/

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

the abovementioned address

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2709

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

Official name
-
National registration number
-
Postal address
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Town
-
Postal code
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NUTS code
-
Country
-
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Main address
-
Address of the buyer profile
-

electronically via:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2709

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

Dynamic development of cross-border e-commerce through efficient parcel delivery.

Reference number:   647/PP/GRO/PPA/17/9864.

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79411000 - General management consultancy services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The focus of this study is the parcel delivery services that are used for cross-border e-commerce. Users should be understood as e-retailers and their customers (i.e. individual consumers) rather than businesses receiving parcels from other businesses.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT:   500.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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:   BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad

Main site or place of performance:   -

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

E-commerce is growing, yet EU consumers and e-retailers are not taking full advantage of the single market: in 2016 49 % consumers bought goods or services online in their own country compared to 18 % who bought cross-border. The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to conduct a pilot project on the ‘dynamic development of cross-border e-commerce through efficient parcel delivery’. This study is that pilot project. The study will also be a crucial input for the Commission's next report on the Postal Services Directive, due in 2019 and the first evaluation report on the regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services, expected in 2019/2020.

In order to understand how cross-border parcel delivery markets and services are changing as a result of e-commerce, and how this is affecting the needs of all users of these services, this study has 4 main objectives.

A) A comprehensive assessment of how parcel delivery markets in the European Union have evolved in recent years, how they are expected to develop over the next 5 to 10 years.

B) An overview of the different regulatory regimes and how these affect the parcel delivery sector and different types of parcel delivery service providers.

C) A wide-ranging assessment of the needs of users, both e-retailers and consumers, of e-commerce cross-border parcel delivery services and the extent to which they are met by existing services (identification of good practices).

D) Identification of and recommendations for additional action needed to cover existing and future users' needs.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT:   500.000,00

Currency:   EUR

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

Duration in months:   15

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

-

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:

Conditions as stated in the procurement document.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

-

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

-

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

-

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

-

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

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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

Open 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:   20-09-2017

Local time:   16:00

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

-

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:   8

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:   22-09-2017

Local time:   14:30

Place:   European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, avenue des Nerviens 105 (Office: 02/080), 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:   -

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

Only electronic submission through e-submission will be allowed for this call.

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
[email protected]
Fax
+352 4303-2100
Internet address
https://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:   See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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
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VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

19-07-2017