Contract award notice

Study on the strategic use of public procurement for innovation in the digital economy — SMART 2016/0040.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Directorate F: Digital Single Market, Unit F3: Start-ups and Innovation
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
CNECT-R2-EOI@ec.europa.eu
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/connect/index_en.htm

Address of the buyer profile:   https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom/call-for-tenders/

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

Study on the strategic use of public procurement for innovation in the digital economy — SMART 2016/0040.

Reference number:   SMART 2016/0040.

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The purpose of the study is:

— to develop an approach that enables systematic measuring and monitoring of the progress across different countries in Europe on implementing a mix of policy measures to encourage innovation procurement,

— the aim is also to collect based on this approach for the first time qualitative and quantitative evidence about the implementation progress, good practice cases and remaining barriers still to be addressed.

This shall be done in a way that enables to benchmark progress in a comparable way across different countries, across different areas of public sector activity and across strategic expenditure categories, in particular ICT,

— the objective is also to provide guidelines for integrating such an exercise in the future into existing relevant European yearly scoreboards and benchmarking exercises, in particular the digital economy and society index (DESI) and the European digital progress report (EDPR) for the ICT sector.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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

Value:   394.900,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

-

Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics

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:   -

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

See Internet address provided in Section I.3 of the contract notice.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   40/100

Quality criterion - Name:   Understanding of the tasks required  / Weighting:   30

Quality criterion - Name:   Technical quality of the tender  / Weighting:   50

Quality criterion - Name:   Management  / Weighting:   20

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

Open 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:   2017/S 019-031004

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:   30-CE-0859764/00-44

Lot No:   -

Title:   Study on the strategic use of public procurement for innovation in the digital economy — SMART 2016/0040

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

05-05-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   4

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   1

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   1

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.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
PwC EU Services EESV
National registration number
-
Postal address
Woluwe Garden, Woluwedal 18
Town
Sint-Stevens-Woluwe
NUTS code
BE24
Postal code
1932
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
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:   -

Total value of the contract/lot:   394.900,00 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
+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
-
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:   You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under heading I.1. 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 (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal. Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in 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

08-05-2017

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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