310369-2015: Belgium-Brussels: Provision of scientific, technical and secretarial assistance in the field of scientific customs — coordination of European Customs Laboratories (TAXUD/2015/AO-04)


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Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

European Commission, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
rue Joseph II 79 (office J-79 6/40)
For the attention of: Stéphane Mail Fouilleul
1049 Brussels
Telephone: +32 22995050
E-mail: taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu
Fax: +32 22995444

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation

I.3)Main activity

Other: Taxation and Customs Union.

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

Provision of scientific, technical and secretarial assistance in the field of scientific customs — coordination of European Customs Laboratories (TAXUD/2015/AO-04).

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

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The services will be carried out at the contractor’s premises in one of the Member States.
NUTS code

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

To assist the Commission in fulfilling the requirements of EU policy in the context of the European Customs Laboratories through the provision of scientific, technical, logistical and clerical assistance.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79951000, 79342200

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

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


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Framework contract covering the activities to be carried out over a maximum period of 4 years with the minimal duration of 2 years with 2 possible extensions of 1 year each.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 48 (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:

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

As stated in the tendering specifications.

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

Tenders from consortia of firms or groups of services providers, contractors or suppliers must specify and quantify the role, qualifications and experience of each member of the consortium or group. In the case of a joint offer, one of the companies has to be designated as the prime contractor but partners in a joint offer assume joint and several liability towards the European Commission for the performance of the contract as a whole.

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 stated in the tendering specifications.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tendering specifications.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

As stated in the tendering 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


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:


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


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

15.10.2015 – 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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 22.10.2015 – 10:00


rue Joseph II 79, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes

Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Subject to prior request to taxud-tenders@ec.europa.eu

Only 1 representative of each tenderer.

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): Customs 2020 and Fiscalis 2020 programmes.

VI.3)Additional information

(1) The documents will be available for downloading from the website of the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, within 1 week after the publication of this notice in the ‘Official Journal of the European Union’. The Internet address for access to the documents is http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/common/tenders_grants/tenders/index_en.htm

(2) Complementary services, as stated in the tendering specifications, may be requested by the Commission, according to the conditions foreseen in Article 104 of the Financial Regulation and in Article 134(1)(f) of the rules of application, for a maximum value of 50 % of the framework contract awarded amount.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
2925 Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The European Ombudsman
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, CS 30403
67001 Strasbourg Cedex
Telephone: +33 388172313
Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu
Fax: +33 388179062

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The lodging of an appeal by a tenderer against the contract award decision must be done within 2 months from the date of sending of the letter informing the tenderers that the contracting authority has made a decision regarding the award of a contract.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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