Contract award notice

Multiple Framework Contract with Re-opening of Competition for the Provision of Evaluation Services to the European Commission in the Field of Trade

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade, Directorate A — Resources, Information and Policy coordination
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Brussels
Postal code
B-1049
NUTS code
BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
trade-contracts@ec.europa.eu
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/

Address of the buyer profile:   http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/

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

Multiple Framework Contract with Re-opening of Competition for the Provision of Evaluation Services to the European Commission in the Field of Trade

Reference number:   TRADE/2017/A5/01

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The objective of the Framework contract is to set up a Framework for carrying out Sustainability impact assessments (SIAs), and background studies which could feed into an impact assessment or an ex post or interim evaluation of trade or investment agreements.
Apart from negotiations for, or existing, bilateral, plurilateral or multilateral trade or investment agreements, the Framework contract is also intended to provide supporting studies for impact assessments or ex post or interim evaluations of the EU's unilateral preferential trade arrangements. References to analyses or assessments of “trade or investment” agreements should be understood to cover analyses or assessments of these unilateral preferential trade arrangements as well.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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

Value:   5.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

-

Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79311400 - Economic research services

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:   “Extra muros”

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The objective of the Framework contract is to set up a Framework for carrying out Sustainability impact assessments (SIAs), and background studies which could feed into an impact assessment or an ex post or interim evaluation of trade or investment agreements.
This contract is based on the system of multiple Framework contracts with reopening of competition. The maximum possible number of participants to the Framework Agreement was: 6.
The actual number of Framework contracts awarded is: 5.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

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:   no

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:   yes

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:   yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:   2017/S 239-495287

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:   Framework Contract No. 1

Lot No:   -

Title:   -

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

18-07-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   0

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

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:   no

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   -

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   -

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:   -

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   Framework Contract No. 2

Lot No:   -

Title:   -

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

18-07-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   0

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

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:   no

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   -

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 V: Award of contract

Contract No:   Framework Contract No. 5

Lot No:   -

Title:   -

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

19-07-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   0

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

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:   no

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   -

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   -

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:   -

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   Framework Contract No. 4

Lot No:   -

Title:   -

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

19-07-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   0

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

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:   no

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   -

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 V: Award of contract

Contract No:   Framework Contract No. 5

Lot No:   -

Title:   -

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

30-07-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   0

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   0

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:   no

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   -

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   -

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:   -

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

This contract is based on the system of multiple Framework contracts with reopening of competition. The initial duration is 24 months, which can be renewed once for another 24 months. The total maximum budget for all specific contracts under the 5 framework contracts awarded is 5 000 000,00 EUR over the entire period of maximum 48 months.

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
GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+352 43032100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name
European Ombudsman
Postal address
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, CS 30403, Strasbourg Cedex 67001
Town
Strasbourg
Postal code
-
Country
FRANCE
Telephone
+33 388172313
E-mail
-
Fax
+33 388179062
Internet address
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:   If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based. The time-limit for lodging an action for annulment of the award decision by the Gneeral Court expired on 9.8.2018 (2 months after notification of the 11 tenderers by information letters on 8.6.2018).

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name
General Court
Postal address
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald,
Town
Luxembourg
Postal code
2925
Country
LUXEMBOURG
Telephone
-
E-mail
GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+352 43032100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

13-08-2018

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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