European Commission, European Personnel Selection Office, EPSO.01
Contract notice

Delivery of Computer based tests (CBT) in EU staff selection process

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, European Personnel Selection Office, EPSO.01
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Bruxelles
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE10 - Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
Directorate General for Human Resources and Security, HR.DDG.R.1
Telephone
-
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=3092

Address of the buyer profile:   https://epso.europa.eu/

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

Official name
-
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
Postal code
-
NUTS code
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Country
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Contact person
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Telephone
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E-mail
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Address of the buyer profile
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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=3092

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

Official name
European Commission, DG Human Resources and Security, Unit HR.R.1
National registration number
-
Postal address
SC 11 06/32
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE10 - Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-
Main address
https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=3092
Address of the buyer profile
-

electronically via:   -

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

Delivery of Computer based tests (CBT) in EU staff selection process

Reference number:   EPSO/PR/2016/049

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79635000 - Assessment centre services for recruitment

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The tendering procedure will result in two framework contracts (1 per lot) to assist the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) in staff selection procedures on behalf of EU institutions by:

— delivering computer-based tests (CBT) - multiple choice and essay type, and,

— delivering internet based testing (IBT) - unproctored, locally and remotely proctored.

EPSO's use of computer-based testing method of delivering exams has significantly developed over the years, not only when it comes to the test content /test types, but also as far as the exam delivery process is concerned, with a wider geographical coverage of candidates’ population (worldwide testing) and online testing (internet based testing).

More details are provided in the relevant sections below for each lot.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

-

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   yes

Tenders may be submitted for:   all lots: 2

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer:   -

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:   -


II.2) Description Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Delivery of computer-based tests (multiple choice and essay type)

Lot No:   1

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79635000 - Assessment centre services for recruitment

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   BE1 - RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST

Main site or place of performance:   Global network of testing centres (worldwide) and Brussels (Belgium).

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1 covers the organisation and delivery of “classical” computer-based tests via a global network of testing centres. These typically consist of a series of multiple-choice and essay type tests of different length delivered in the test centres’ network provided by the contractor. This lot will also cover the delivery of E-trays. The test content is provided by EPSO. See internet address provided in Section I.3 for details.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

II.2.6) Estimated value

-

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months:   48

This contract is subject to renewal:   no

Description of renewals:   -

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

See internet address provided in Section I.3.


II.2) Description Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Internet-based testing (IBT)

Lot No:   2

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79635000 - Assessment centre services for recruitment

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   BE1 - RÉGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST

Main site or place of performance:   Contractor's premises (internet based) and EU institutions' premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 2 covers the delivery of IBT via an on-line testing platform for candidates. Internet-based testing will be used by EPSO for different purposes:

— as self-selection/self-assessment tool for potential candidates (unproctored),

— as a platform to deliver locally proctored IBT exams in EU institutions' premises,

— as a platform to deliver remotely proctored tests.

The test content will be provided by EPSO.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

II.2.6) Estimated value

-

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months:   48

This contract is subject to renewal:   no

Description of renewals:   -

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

See internet address provided in Section I.3.


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:

-

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

-

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

-

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

-

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:   no

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:   yes

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:   29-01-2018

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:  

Local time:   -

Place:   -

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:   -

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement:   yes

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

See internet address provided in Section I.3.

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
-
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-
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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Postal code
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Country
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Telephone
-
E-mail
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Fax
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Internet address
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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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E-mail
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VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

08-12-2017