Contract award notice

Operation, development and maintenance of a European marine observation and data network.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
National registration number
-
Postal address
Covent Garden 2, place Rogier 16, Office 12/27
Town
Brussels
Postal code
1210
NUTS code
BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
+32 22999440
E-mail
easme-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Fax
+32 22973512

Internet address(es)

Main address:   http://ec.europa.eu/EASME

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

Operation, development and maintenance of a European marine observation and data network.

Reference number:   EASME/EMFF/2016/006.

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   77000000 - Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The European Commission represented for the purposes of this call for tenders by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to conclude 6 service contracts.

There are 6 lots: lot 1 geology, lot 2 seabed habitats, lot 3 physics, lot 4 chemistry, lot 5 biology, lot 6 human activities.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   yes

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

Value:   27.180.000,00

Currency:   EUR


II.2) Description Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Physics

Lot No:   3

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:   BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad

Main site or place of performance:   The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. Coordination meetings with EASME and/or the European Commission will be held in Brussels or Ostend.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The European Commission represented for the purposes of this call for tenders by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to conclude 6 service contracts.

There are 6 lots: lot 1 geology, lot 2 seabed habitats, lot 3 physics, lot 4 chemistry, lot 5 biology, lot 6 human activities. The objective is to further develop an operational service where marine data is made interoperable and freely available and to further develop data products based on observations of the sea, providing free and open access to these data products and to the observations on which these data products were built.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   30 %

Quality criterion - Name:   Appropriate approach for unrestricted and fast access to data in repositories  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Degree of facilitation of machine-to-machine communication  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the method of preparing data products  / Weighting:   10 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Degree to which contract builds on existing EMODnet structure  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the method for evaluating interoperability with international partners  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   User-friendliness of Web portal  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Soundness of project management: proposed mechanisms to comply with project deadlines and assure quality of output  / Weighting:   10 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Strength of guarantee of the continuity of the service  / Weighting:   8 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quantity of primary data contributed to the project  / Weighting:   42 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Total weighting for the qualitative award criteria  / Weighting:   70 %

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

-


II.2) Description Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Chemistry

Lot No:   4

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:   BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad

Main site or place of performance:   The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. Coordination meetings with EASME and/or the European Commission will be held in Brussels or Ostend.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The European Commission represented for the purposes of this call for tenders by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to conclude 6 service contracts.

There are 6 lots: lot 1 geology, lot 2 seabed habitats, lot 3 physics, lot 4 chemistry, lot 5 biology, lot 6 human activities. The objective is to further develop an operational service where marine data is made interoperable and freely available and to further develop data products based on observations of the sea, providing free and open access to these data products and to the observations on which these data products were built.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   30 %

Quality criterion - Name:   Appropriate approach for unrestricted and fast access to data in repositories  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Degree of facilitation of machine-to-machine communication  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the method of preparing data products  / Weighting:   10 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Degree to which contract builds on existing EMODnet structure  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the method for evaluating interoperability with international partners  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   User-friendliness of Web portal  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Soundness of project management: proposed mechanisms to comply with project deadlines and assure quality of output  / Weighting:   10 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Strength of guarantee of the continuity of the service  / Weighting:   8 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quantity of primary data contributed to the project  / Weighting:   42 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Total weighting for the qualitative award criteria  / Weighting:   70 %

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

-


II.2) Description Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Human activities

Lot No:   6

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:   BE100 - Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad

Main site or place of performance:   The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor. Coordination meetings with EASME and/or the European Commission will be held in Brussels or Ostend.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The European Commission represented for the purposes of this call for tenders by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) wishes to conclude 6 service contracts.

There are 6 lots: lot 1 geology, lot 2 seabed habitats, lot 3 physics, lot 4 chemistry, lot 5 biology, lot 6 human activities. The objective is to further develop an operational service where marine data is made interoperable and freely available and to further develop data products based on observations of the sea, providing free and open access to these data products and to the observations on which these data products were built.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   30 %

Quality criterion - Name:   Appropriate approach for unrestricted and fast access to data in repositories  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Degree of facilitation of machine-to-machine communication  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the method of preparing data products  / Weighting:   10 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Degree to which contract builds on existing EMODnet structure  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the method for evaluating interoperability with international partners  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   User-friendliness of Web portal  / Weighting:   6 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Soundness of project management: proposed mechanisms to comply with project deadlines and assure quality of output  / Weighting:   10 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Strength of guarantee of the continuity of the service  / Weighting:   8 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Quantity of primary data contributed to the project  / Weighting:   42 points

Quality criterion - Name:   Total weighting for the qualitative award criteria  / Weighting:   70 %

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:   no

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:   2016/S 099-176449

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:   -

Lot No:   3

Title:   Physics

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract Lot No: 3

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

29-03-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   1

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:   yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
E.T.T. S.p.A.
National registration number
-
Postal address
via Sestri 37/1
Town
Genova GE
NUTS code
ITC3
Postal code
16154
Country
ITALIA
Telephone
+39 106519116
E-mail
giovanni.verreschi@ettsolutions.com
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
-
Country
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
National registration number
-
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-
Town
-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
-
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-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
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-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
-
Country
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   2.800.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   2.800.000,00 EUR

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   11%

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


Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   2

Lot No:   4

Title:   Chemistry

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract Lot No: 4

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

06-03-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   1

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:   yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS)
National registration number
-
Postal address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42 C
Town
Trieste TS
NUTS code
IT
Postal code
34010
Country
ITALIA
Telephone
+39 04021401
E-mail
mpedicchio@inogs.it
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
National registration number
-
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-
Town
-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
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-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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NUTS code
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The contractor is an SME
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V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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NUTS code
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The contractor is an SME
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V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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The contractor is an SME
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V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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The contractor is an SME
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NUTS code
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The contractor is an SME
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V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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NUTS code
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
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-
Postal code
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-
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-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
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-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
-
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-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
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-
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-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
-
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-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
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-
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-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
-
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-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   5.640.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   5.610.000,00 EUR

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:   3

Lot No:   6

Title:   Human activities

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract Lot No: 6

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

03-03-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   2

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   1

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   2

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:   yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Cogea Consulenti per la gestione aziendale S.R.L.
National registration number
-
Postal address
via Po 102
Town
Roma RM
NUTS code
IT
Postal code
00198
Country
ITALIA
Telephone
+39 068537351
E-mail
consulenza@cogea.it
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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-
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-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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-
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-
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-
NUTS code
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
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-
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-
NUTS code
-
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-
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-
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The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
-
National registration number
-
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-
NUTS code
-
Postal code
-
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-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
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-
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-
The contractor is an SME
yes

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

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   3.400.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   3.216.400,00 EUR

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 VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

-

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Official name
General Court of the European Union
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
-
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:   Within 2 months of notice of the award decision, you may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request you may make and any reply from EASME, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time limit for launching an action for annulment or of opening a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated in Section VI.4.1 of this contract award notice.

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

Official name
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VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

05-05-2017

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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