Contract award notice

European observatory for clusters and industrial change.

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
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

European observatory for clusters and industrial change.

Reference number:   EASME/COSME/2016/035.

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 objective of the contract is to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives to accelerate industrial modernisation, boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with growth potential, and facilitate SMEs' access to clusters and internationalisation activities and more strategic inter-regional collaboration and investments in the implementation of smart specialisation strategies. This general objective is translated into the specific objective of promoting the development of more world-class clusters and business networks in the EU, with a view to accelerating industrial modernisation and the creation of jobs and growth.

The specific tasks are divided into 5 work packages.

The services to be provided are further detailed in the tender specifications (Section 1.4).

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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

Value:   6.000.000,00

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, save where meetings are to be held at EASME's or the European Commission's premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The objective of the contract is to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives to accelerate industrial modernisation, boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with growth potential, and facilitate SMEs' access to clusters and internationalisation activities and more strategic inter-regional collaboration and investments in the implementation of smart specialisation strategies. This general objective is translated into the specific objective of promoting the development of more world-class clusters and business networks in the EU, with a view to accelerating industrial modernisation and the creation of jobs and growth.

The specific tasks are divided into 5 work packages.

The services to be provided are further detailed in the tender specifications (Section 1.4).

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   40 %

Quality criterion - Name:   Relevance and understanding of the objectives of the call  / Weighting:   15

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality, consistency and robustness of the proposed methodology  / Weighting:   30

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the proposed methodology for the provision of advisory support to model demonstrator regions and European strategic cluster partnerships  / Weighting:   25

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality, expected impact and visibility of the support for mutual cluster policy learning, policy mapping and transnational cooperation  / Weighting:   20

Quality criterion - Name:   Organisation of the work, resources and quality control  / Weighting:   10

Quality criterion - Name:   Total weighting for the qualitative award criteria  / Weighting:   60 %

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 251-462477

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/2016/035

Lot No:   -

Title:   European observatory for clusters and industrial change

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

03-10-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   2

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   1

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   2

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
Deloitte Consulting
National registration number
BE474429572
Postal address
-
Town
Zaventem
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology
National registration number
NL003475268B01
Postal address
-
Town
Maastricht
NUTS code
NL
Postal code
-
Country
NEDERLAND
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Teknologian Tutkimuskesku VTT OY
National registration number
FI26473754
Postal address
-
Town
Espoo
NUTS code
FI
Postal code
-
Country
SUOMI / FINLAND
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Valdani Vicari & Associati S.r.l.
National registration number
IT10651140153
Postal address
-
Town
Milano MI
NUTS code
IT
Postal code
-
Country
ITALIA
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Strasbourg Conseil
National registration number
FR35482581345
Postal address
-
Town
Strasbourg
NUTS code
FR
Postal code
-
Country
FRANCE
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Centro Studi Industria Leggera
National registration number
IT04825320155
Postal address
-
Town
Milano MI
NUTS code
IT
Postal code
-
Country
ITALIA
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovação
National registration number
PT503821012
Postal address
-
Town
Porto
NUTS code
PT
Postal code
-
Country
PORTUGAL
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   6.000.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   5.484.070,00 EUR

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   16%

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, you may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request you may make and any reply from us, 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

25-10-2017

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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