265393-2014: Belgium-Brussels: Service contract for measures to enhance cooperation between public employment services (PES), in particular services to implement a ‘benchlearning’ concept within the network of PES


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Belgium-Brussels: Service contract for measures to enhance cooperation between public employment services (PES), in particular services to implement a ‘benchlearning’ concept within the network of PES

2014/S 148-265393

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit C3: Skills, Mobility and Employment Services
rue Joseph II 27
For the attention of: Unit C.3 Secretariat
1049 Brussels
BELGIUM
E-mail: empl-vt-2014-061@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/social/home.jsp?langId=en

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Other: Mobility and employment services.

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Service contract for measures to enhance cooperation between public employment services (PES), in particular services to implement a ‘benchlearning’ concept within the network of PES.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: European Union.
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The tender is divided into 2 lots:

lot 1: assessing PES performance and comparative analysis of PES data in order to provide evidence for the identification of good practices;

lot 2: foster mutual learning among PES and support the implementation of good practices in PES–PES 2 PES dialogue II. Tenders may be submitted for 1 or several lots.

Tenderers should submit their bids separately for each lot as each lot will be evaluated independently.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 75000000, 75110000, 75100000, 79951000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The maximum amount that can be ordered during each term (12 months) of the service contract is 1 700 000 EUR for lot 1 and 1 700 000 EUR for lot 2.

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 400 000 EUR

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Assessing PES performance and comparative analysis of PES data in order to provide evidence for the identification of good practices

1)Short description

Task 1: collecting and analysing data; task 2: qualitative assessment on the basis of performance enablers and PES site visit; task 3: organisation of meetings of PES ‘benchlearning’ working group; task 4: additional analysis: studies, surveys, and ad hoc requests.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 75000000, 75110000, 75100000, 79951000

3)Quantity or scope

The maximum amount for lot 1 shall not exceed 1 700 000 EUR per 12 months.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Foster mutual learning among PES and support the implementation of good practices in PES–PES 2 PES dialogue II
1)Short description

Task 1: mutual learning events; task 2: support to working groups of the PES network and individual PES counselling; task 3: enhancing the Web presence of the European PES network and updating the WEESP repository of good practice.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 75000000, 75110000, 75100000, 79951000

3)Quantity or scope

The maximum amount for lot 2 shall not exceed 1 700 000 EUR per 12 months.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to the tender documents (Chapter 7: payments and standard contract).

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per point 9 of the tender specifications.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no

III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per point 10 of the tender specifications.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per point 11.1 of the tender specifications.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

As per point 11.2 of the tender specifications.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts

III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no

IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

VT/2014/061.

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.10.2014 – 16:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Any EU official language

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 8.10.2014

Place:

Rue Joseph II 27, Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Each bidder may delegate 1 representative, duly mandated by letter, to attend the opening.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Union programme for employment and social innovation (‘EaSI’) 2014–2020 Regulation (EU) No 1296/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.12.2013.

VI.3)Additional information

Tender documents will be available at the address indicated in heading I.1. The website will be updated regularly and bidders should therefore check for modifications during the tendering phase.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge of the plaintiff. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.7.2014


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