Contract award notice

European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, DG Justice, Unit JUST/04 Programme Management
National registration number
-
Postal address
Office MO59 04/21
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE1 - RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
+32 22981708
E-mail
just-04-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/contracts/index_en.htm

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 Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination

Reference number:   JUST/2018/RDIS/PR/EQUA/0015

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 general purpose of the contract is to provide independent advice, analysis and relevant information to the commission, on a continuous and reliable basis, regarding national legislation, case-law and policies in the fields of gender equality and non-discrimination in particular on the grounds of race and ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation and any other issue of relevance to the commission's work in these fields.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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

Value:   6.399.260,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

-

Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79410000 - Business and management consultancy services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   BE - BELGIQUE-BELGIË

Main site or place of performance:   Contractor's premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The focus will be primarily on all Member States of the EU. However, to some extent, some information will also be required on candidate countries (Turkey, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, and FYROM) and the EFTA countries which are parties to the EEA Agreement (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) in view of the need to follow legal developments in the context of the enlargement process and the applicability of the EU gender equality and anti-discrimination acquis also in the EFTA/EEA countries.
Furthermore, contribution will be required to the commission's work in reviewing the effectiveness of existing legislation and, if necessary, the development of new legislative instruments at EU level. To support the Commission in this work, independent information and advice on the implementation and application of EU law, highlighting good practices and areas of difficulty will need to be provided under the contract.
The specific objectives of the contract are to:
— provide information to the commission on the operation and effectiveness of the national implementation of gender equality and non-discrimination directives,
— contribute to the monitoring, enforcement, regular evaluation and updating of the anti-discrimination and gender equality legislation,
— provide information and advice on the development of European and national case-law and its impact on the level of protection provided in the field of gender and non-discrimination,
— provide examples of good practice in terms of protection and enforcement in the field of gender equality and non-discrimination and
— provide information to the commission on any other issue of relevance to its work in the fields of gender equality and non-discrimination or, in exceptional cases, on specific questions linked to other areas or grounds beyond EU equality law, that may have an impact or repercussion on the development and the implementation of gender equality or non-discrimination (for example, relate to discrimination on grounds of health or to discriminatory effects of national provisions in the areas of labour/employment/tax/education law).

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   Quality/Price 60/40

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the proposed methodology used to ensure a consistently high academic quality of the content in order to meeting the overall objectives mentioned in the terms of reference  / Weighting:   60

Quality criterion - Name:   Organisation of work This criterion will assess the quality of the strategy for organising and coordinating the work, the quality of the organisation; the quality control system  / Weighting:   40

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:   yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:   2018/S 091-206092

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:   JUST/2018/RDIS/PR/EQUA/0015

Lot No:   -

Title:   European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

18-12-2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   3

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   3

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States:   0

Number of tenders received by electronic means:   3

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators:   no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Human European Consultancy B.V.
National registration number
30150042
Postal address
-
Town
Utrecht
NUTS code
NL
Postal code
-
Country
NEDERLAND
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Migration Policy group AISBL
National registration number
BE0545923225
Postal address
-
Town
Brussels
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Universtiteit Utrecht
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Utrecht
NUTS code
NL
Postal code
-
Country
NEDERLAND
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   6.400.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   6.399.260,00 EUR

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   43%

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

For British candidates or tenderers:
Please be aware that after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rules of access to EU procurement procedures of economic operators established in third countries will apply to candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom depending on the outcome of the negotiations. In case such access is not provided by legal provisions in force Candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom could be rejected from the procurement procedure.

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 4303-1
E-mail
generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax
+352 4303-2100
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu/

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name
Same as above.
Postal address
-
Town
Luxembourg
Postal code
-
Country
LUXEMBOURG
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:   -

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

21-01-2019

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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