The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Contract award notice

Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of SME policy.

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
[email protected]
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

Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of SME policy.

Reference number:   EASME/COSME/2016/028.

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

A multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of small and middle-sized enterprises' policy. A multiple framework contract with reopening of competition will be concluded with a maximum of 5 selected tenderers.

The objective of this call for tenders is to provide EASME with a flexible tool (i.e. the FWC), to request specific and timely economic analysis in support of SME policy. In this regard, the call for tender aims at selecting contractors capable of providing expert capacity that will be used, on demand, by means of specific service requests. As far as the work is concerned, it will mainly consist of studies and analyses to assess the impact of policy measures on the competitiveness of European enterprises and industry sectors, and the extent to which the measures proposed are technically and economically feasible and the most cost effective.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   no

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

Value:   8.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title

-

Lot No:   -

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   71620000 - Analysis 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, save where meetings are to be held at EASME's or the European Commission's premises.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

A multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of small and middle-sized enterprises' policy. A multiple framework contract with reopening of competition will be concluded with a maximum of 5 selected tenderers.

The objective of this call for tenders is to provide EASME with a flexible tool (i.e. the FWC), to request specific and timely economic analysis in support of SME policy. In this regard, the call for tender aims at selecting contractors capable of providing expert capacity that will be used, on demand, by means of specific service requests. As far as the work is concerned, it will mainly consist of studies and analyses to assess the impact of policy measures on the competitiveness of European enterprises and industry sectors, and the extent to which the measures proposed are technically and economically feasible and the most cost effective.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below

Price - Weighting:   30 %

Quality criterion - Name:   Understanding of the policy context  / Weighting:   30

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality of the tender for the 2 scenarios  / Weighting:   25

Quality criterion - Name:   Project management, organisation and use of resources for the performance of the specific contracts  / Weighting:   25

Quality criterion - Name:   Quality assurance and quality control, risk assessment and mitigation measures during the implementation of specific contracts  / Weighting:   20

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

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement:   yes

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 216-392764

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:   EASME/COSME/2016/028

Lot No:   -

Title:   Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of SME policy

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

13-10-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   10

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   4

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   10

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
The Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services LLP (CSES)
National registration number
GB724964117
Postal address
-
Town
Otford
NUTS code
UK
Postal code
-
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Centro Studi Industria Leggera (CSIL)
National registration number
IT04825320155
Postal address
-
Town
Milan MI
NUTS code
IT
Postal code
-
Country
ITALIA
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
IDEA Strategische Economische Consulting
National registration number
BE0463832719
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
Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (WIFO)
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Vienna
NUTS code
AT
Postal code
-
Country
ÖSTERREICH
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovação — S.A. (SPI)
National registration number
PT503821012
Postal address
-
Town
Porto
NUTS code
PT
Postal code
-
Country
PORTUGAL
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP)
National registration number
BE0847657957
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
Old-Continent Sprl
National registration number
BE0525776127
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.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   8.000.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   8.000.000,00 EUR

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   20%

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

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   EASME/COSME/2016/028

Lot No:   -

Title:   Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of SME policy

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

13-10-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   10

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   4

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   10

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
Ernst & Young Special Business Services CVBA/SCaRL
National registration number
BE0471938850
Postal address
-
Town
Diegem
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Open Evidence S.L.
National registration number
ESB66058595
Postal address
-
Town
Barcelona (Barcelona)
NUTS code
ES
Postal code
-
Country
ESPAÑA
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal ASBL
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
Brussels
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
National registration number
BE0424123986
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.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot:   8.000.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   8.000.000,00 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:   EASME/COSME/2016/028

Lot No:   -

Title:   Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of SME policy

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

13-10-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   10

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   4

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   10

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
PricewaterhouseCoopers EU Services EESV (PwC EU Services EESV)
National registration number
BE0872793825
Postal address
-
Town
Sint-Stevens-Woluwe
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Consultores de Automatización y Robótica, S.A. (CARSA)
National registration number
ESA48228399
Postal address
-
Town
Getxo (Biscay)
NUTS code
ES
Postal code
-
Country
ESPAÑA
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
DIW Econ GmbH
National registration number
DE814883265
Postal address
-
Town
Berlin
NUTS code
DE
Postal code
-
Country
DEUTSCHLAND
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
yes

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
LE Europe Limited
National registration number
IE3448736GH
Postal address
-
Town
Dublin
NUTS code
IE
Postal code
-
Country
IRELAND
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:   8.000.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   8.000.000,00 EUR

Lowest offer:   -

Highest offer:   -

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted:   yes

Proportion:   10%

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

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No:   EASME/COSME/2016/028

Lot No:   -

Title:   Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition to provide economic analysis in support of SME policy

A contract/lot is awarded:   yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

13-10-2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received:   10

Number of tenders received from SMEs:   4

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States:   10

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
Technopolis Consulting Group Belgium Sprl
National registration number
BE0866397763
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
Bruegel Aisbl
National registration number
BE0867636096
Postal address
-
Town
Brussels
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Copenhagen Business School
National registration number
DK19596915
Postal address
-
Town
Frederiksbert
NUTS code
DK
Postal code
-
Country
DANMARK
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Oxford Economics Limited
National registration number
UK348508437
Postal address
-
Town
Oxford
NUTS code
UK
Postal code
-
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
ASBL Solvay Executive Education
National registration number
BE0473895280
Postal address
-
Town
Brussels
NUTS code
BE
Postal code
-
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-
The contractor is an SME
no

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Official name
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW) Mannheim
National registration number
DE188318292
Postal address
-
Town
Mannheim
NUTS code
DE
Postal code
-
Country
DEUTSCHLAND
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:   8.000.000,00 EUR

Total value of the contract/lot:   8.000.000,00 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 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
+35 243031
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
+35 243032100
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 us, 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.

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

19-10-2017

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

-