The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Contract notice

Secretariat for EMODnet and European ocean observing system.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
National registration number
-
Postal address
Covent Garden 2, place Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1210
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:   http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

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

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=2486

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

the abovementioned address

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

Secretariat for EMODnet and European ocean observing system.

Reference number:   EASME/EMFF/2017/005.

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

EASME is launching this invitation to tender with a view to concluding a service contract to run a Secretariat to administer the EMODnet, and the European Atlas of the Seas and to support the development of an EOOS.

The Secretariat shall have its premises at the InovOcean site in Ostend, where it will benefit from offices and infrastructure provided by the Flanders Marine Institute, as well as proximity to the offices of the European Marine Board and the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE).

Specific objectives of the service contract are to:

1. promote coherence between the different partners working on EMODnet;

2. monitor their outputs;

3. disseminate information on EMODnet;

4. support the development of an integrated European ocean observing system;

5. maintain and develop the European Atlas of the Seas.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT:   3.000.000,00

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:   BE255 - Arr. Oostende

Main site or place of performance:   The Secretariat shall have its premises at the InovOcean site in Ostend, where it will benefit from offices and infrastructure provided by the Flanders Marine Institute and proximity to EMB/IODE.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

EASME is launching this invitation to tender with a view to concluding a service contract to run a Secretariat to administer the EMODnet, and the European Atlas of the Seas and to support the development of an EOOS.

The Secretariat shall have its premises at the InovOcean site in Ostend, where it will benefit from offices and infrastructure provided by the Flanders Marine Institute, as well as proximity to the offices of the European Marine Board and the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE).

Specific objectives of the service contract are to:

1. promote coherence between the different partners working on EMODnet;

2. monitor their outputs;

3. disseminate information on EMODnet;

4. support the development of an integrated European ocean observing system;

5. maintain and develop the European Atlas of the Seas.

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:   3.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

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

Duration in months:   48

This contract is subject to renewal:   yes

Description of renewals:   See Internet address provided in Section I.3 of the contract notice.

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:   yes

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:

-

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 of the contract notice.

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:   no

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:   19-06-2017

Local time:   -

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

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

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

Duration in months:   9

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:   26-06-2017

Local time:   10:30

Place:   Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, RoomCOV2,10/191, place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:   See Internet address provided in Section I.3 of the contract notice.

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

-

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 43031
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
+352 43032100
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:   See Internet address provided in Section I.3 of the contract notice.

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

05-05-2017