European Commission, Secretariat-General, Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS), SRSS.01 — Budget, Finance and Evaluation
Contract notice

Multiple framework contract for the support to structural reforms in EU Member States.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, Secretariat-General, Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS), SRSS.01 — Budget, Finance and Evaluation
National registration number
-
Postal address
CHAR 10/56
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1049
NUTS code
BE - BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
SRSS Finance
Telephone
-
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/structural-reform-support-service_en

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:   yes

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from

the abovementioned address

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2461

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

the abovementioned address

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

Multiple framework contract for the support to structural reforms in EU Member States.

Reference number:   SRSS/P2017/FWC001.

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 Union has identified the implementation of structural reforms as being among its policy priorities to set the recovery on a sustainable path, unlock the growth potential to strengthen the adjustment capacity, and support the process of convergence. To help EU Member States effectively design and implement such reforms, the Commission set up the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) in July 2015. The SRSS coordinates and provides specialised technical support to EU Member States on request.

Against this background, the subject of the framework contract is the provision of services to the Commission and, in particular, the SRSS to support the design and implementation of institutional, administrative and growth-sustaining structural reforms in EU Member States.

The support will be funded by the structural reform support programme (SRSP) (Regulation (EU) 2017/825 of the European Parliament and of the Council — Official Journal of 19.5.2017).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT:   20.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   yes

Tenders may be submitted for:   all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer:   2

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

Support for the development and implementation of reforms

Lot No:   1

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   75000000 - Administration, defence and social security services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   00 - N/A

Main site or place of performance:   ‘Extra muros’.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The types of services provided under this framework contract may cover support for reform in any reform policy area related to cohesion, competitiveness, productivity, innovation, smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth, jobs and investment, as presented in the programme.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT:   18.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

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

Duration in months:   24

This contract is subject to renewal:   yes

Description of renewals:   The framework contract will be concluded for an initial period of 24 months with effect from the date of its entry into force. The framework contract is automatically renewed once for 24 months, unless one of the parties receives formal notification to the contrary at least 3 months before.

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

The structural reform support programme (SRSP) allows for the provision of tailor-made assistance to Member States, upon their request, to support them in the design and implementation of institutional, administrative and growth-sustaining structural reforms and, in this context, also helps them make an efficient and effective use of relevant Union funds.


II.2) Description Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Change management strategy and implementation thereof

Lot No:   2

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   75000000 - Administration, defence and social security services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   00 - N/A

Main site or place of performance:   ‘Extra muros’.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The contractor will support the development of change management strategies for the implementation of structural reforms. In particular, the objective will be to support the beneficiaries in communicating on given reforms with key stakeholders, with the objective to enhance buy-in and ownership of the reforms.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT:   2.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

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

Duration in months:   24

This contract is subject to renewal:   yes

Description of renewals:   The framework contract will be concluded for an initial period of 24 months with effect from the date of its entry into force. The framework contract is automatically renewed once for 24 months, unless one of the parties receives formal notification to the contrary at least 3 months before.

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

The structural reform support programme (SRSP) allows for the provision of tailor-made assistance to Member States, upon their request, to support them in the design and implementation of institutional, administrative and growth-sustaining structural reforms and, in this context, also helps them make an efficient and effective use of relevant Union funds.


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:

Please refer to procurement documents (see points 1.1 and 4.3 of the tender specifications).

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

-

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

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement:   yes

Framework agreement with several operators:   yes

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement:   `tran(8)` not found

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:   28-07-2017

Local time:   17:00

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months:   7

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:   08-08-2017

Local time:   10:00

Place:   European Commission, CHAR 10/56, room 10/31, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM. Information about authorised persons and opening procedure: A maximum of 2 representatives per tender may attend the opening (no expenses paid). For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least 3 working days in advance to: [email protected]

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

In line with Article 134.1.e) of the rules of application to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28.10.2015 (Financial Regulation), during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134. Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers' responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.

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
[email protected]
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:   See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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

23-05-2017