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Section I: Contracting authority
European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture
Contact point(s): EAC Unit C4
For the attention of: Harald Hartung
General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/calls/index_en.htm
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)
European institution/agency or international organisation
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
Enhancing the attractiveness of European higher education in the world.
Service category No 27: Other services
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
To improve the availability of targeted information on study and research opportunities in European programme countries through a range of activities and products.
80300000, 79314000, 79342200, 79950000, 79421000, 79900000, 72420000
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 500 000 EUR
This contract is subject to renewal: no
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See draft contract Section I.4 (specific provisions) and Section II.15 (general conditions) for payment arrangements and performance-related aspects.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender specifications (selection criteria).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender specifications (Section 2.3.1, economic and financial capacity criteria and evidence).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender specifications (Section 2.3.2, technical and professional capacity criteria and evidence).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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.1.2)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
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
An electronic auction will be used: no
Payable documents: no
10.10.2014 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Any EU official language
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
rue Joseph II, 70, 5/120, 1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 representative per tenderer.
Section VI: Complementary information
This is a recurrent procurement: no
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Erasmus+.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
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