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

Single service framework contract on assistance and technical support for the evaluation of LIFE proposals.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
National registration number
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Postal address
Covent Garden 2, place Charles Rogier 16, Office 10/179
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:   http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

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

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Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2981

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

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National registration number
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electronically via:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2981

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

Single service framework contract on assistance and technical support for the evaluation of LIFE proposals.

Reference number:   EASME/LIFE/2017/028.

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 Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is launching this invitation to tender with a view to concluding a single service framework contract for the provision of support to the evaluation of grant proposals submitted under the European Union (EU) LIFE programme. The services to be provided are further detailed in the technical specifications (Section 1.4).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT:   16.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

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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 Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is launching this invitation to tender with a view to concluding a single service framework contract for the provision of support in the implementation of LIFE programme. This will involve the following 7 tasks:

— task 1: overall administration, management and supervision of the evaluation, revision and contract preparation processes, including the constitution, coordination and training of expert groups,

— task 2: LIFE traditional project proposals evaluation and revision,

— task 3: evaluation and revision of proposals in view of awarding LIFE multiannual framework partnership agreements (FPAs) to non-profit-making entities and LIFE annual specific operating grant under the FPAs,

— task 4: LIFE integrated project proposals evaluation and revision,

— task 5: LIFE capacity building project proposals evaluation and revision,

— task 6: preparation of LIFE framework partnership agreement and LIFE grant agreements,

— task 7: dealing with requests for additional information and complaints.

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

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT:   16.000.000,00

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.

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:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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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

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:   12-12-2017

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:   19-12-2017

Local time:   10:30

Place:   Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Covent Garden 2, Room COV2, 10/191, place Rogier 16, 1210 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

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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
[email protected]
Fax
+35 243032100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name
-
Postal address
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Town
-
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Country
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Telephone
-
E-mail
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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
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Postal address
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Town
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Telephone
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VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

16-10-2017