Contract award notice

Transforming regions and cities into launch pads of digital transformation and industrial modernisation.

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 Charles Rogier 16, Office 12/25
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1210
NUTS code
BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
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.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

Transforming regions and cities into launch pads of digital transformation and industrial modernisation.

Reference number:   EASME/COSME/2016/027.

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

This invitation to tender aimed to help build up regional and local capacity in digital transformation by offering hands-on policy advice, coaching and support to some 15 regions and cities in Europe — the so-called model regions and cities — that wish to make bold steps on the digitisation scale. The contractor had to offer first-class policy guidance, mentoring, facilitation and showcasing services through which cities and regions could learn and successfully apply the set of recommendations set out in the ‘Blueprint for cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation’ elaborated by the Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Transformation.

The services to be provided were further detailed in the tender specifications in Section 1.6.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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

Value:   2.860.000,00

Currency:   EUR

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:   The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. A maximum of 5 coordination meetings with EASME and/or the European Commission will be held in Brussels.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This invitation to tender aimed to help build up regional and local capacity in digital transformation by offering hands-on policy advice, coaching and support to some 15 regions and cities in Europe — the so-called model regions and cities — that wish to make bold steps on the digitisation scale. The contractor had to offer first-class policy guidance, mentoring, facilitation and showcasing services through which cities and regions could learn and successfully apply the set of recommendations set out in the ‘Blueprint for cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation’ elaborated by the Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Transformation.

The services to be provided were further detailed in the tender specifications in Section 1.6.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   30 %

Quality criterion - Name:   Technical quality of the tender  / Weighting:   60

Quality criterion - Name:   Organisation of work  / Weighting:   40

Quality criterion - Name:   Total weighting for the qualitative award criteria  / 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:   yes

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:   no

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:   2016/S 172-308643

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:   EASME/COSME/2016/027

Lot No:   -

Title:   Transforming regions and cities into launch pads of digital transformation and industrial modernisation

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

03-07-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   10

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   4

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   10

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:   yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Technopolis Consulting Group Belgium
National registration number
BE0866397763
Postal address
avenue de Tervuren B 188A
Town
Brussels
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
1150
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
+32 27377440
E-mail
agis.evrigenis@technopolis-group.com
Fax
-
Internet address
http://www.technopolis-group.com
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Consultores de Automatización y Robotica, S.A.
National registration number
ESA48228399
Postal address
Carretera Asua, 6 E
Town
Guetxo (Biscay)
NUTS code
ES
Postal code
18930
Country
ESPAÑA
Telephone
+34 607224398
E-mail
dklitou@carsa.es
Fax
-
Internet address
http://www.carsa.es
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Roland Berger S.A.
National registration number
BE0462952591
Postal address
boulevard du Souverain 100 B
Town
Bruxelles
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
1170
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
+32 476446387
E-mail
pierre.bastien@rolandberger.com
Fax
-
Internet address
http://www.rolandberger.com
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
WEB Architecture and Technologies Ltd
National registration number
GB 100609172
Postal address
Impact Hub Islington, 5 Torrens Street
Town
London
NUTS code
UK
Postal code
ECIV 1NQ
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone
+32 488819308
E-mail
greg@waat.eu
Fax
-
Internet address
http://www.waat.eu
The contractor is an SME
yes

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   2.860.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   2.610.454,00 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

-

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
+35 243031
E-mail
GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+35 243032100
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 notice of the award decision, a tenderer may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request a tenderer may make and any reply from the contracting authority, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time limit for launching an action for annulment or of opening a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated in Section VI.4.1.

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

23-08-2017

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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