340300-2015: Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for services in support of communication activities in the field of employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility


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Belgium-Brussels: Framework contract for services in support of communication activities in the field of employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility

2015/S 188-340300

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, EMPL.G.3 — Communication, CAD
J-27 4/4
Contact point(s): Sylva Havlu
For the attention of: Maria Jose Cueto Faus
1049 Brussels
BELGIUM
E-mail: empl-vt-2015-046@ec.europa.eu
Fax: +32 22998086

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: European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EMPL.G.3 — Communication, CAD
avenue du Bourget
Contact point(s): Sylva Havlu
For the attention of: Maria Jose Cueto Faus
1140 Brussels (Evere)
BELGIUM
E-mail: empl-vt-2015-046@ec.europa.eu
Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/social/home.jsp?langId=en

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation

I.3)Main activity

General public 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:

Framework contract for services in support of communication activities in the field of employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The contractor’s premises or any other site advised in the tender, but not on the Commission’s premises.
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 months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 30 000 000 EUR

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

The framework contract will cover a variety of services in support of the Commission’s communication in the fields of employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility and related EU policies, including in particular:

a) assistance to communication planning and campaigns;

b) support to media analysis and relations with journalists;

c) implementation of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion’s official publications programme, creation of content and development of other communication tools;

d) development, production and distribution of AV and multimedia content;

e) support to digital communication and online activities;

f) stands, exhibitions and related services;

g) support to EURES network.

The complete tender specifications may be downloaded from the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion’s website (see point I.1).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39154100, 79340000, 79416000, 79553000, 79822500, 72000000, 92111250, 92312211

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: 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:

The framework contract will have a maximum amount of 7 500 000 EUR over 1 year, renewable 3 times.

Estimated value excluding VAT: 30 000 000 EUR

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework contract will have a duration of 1 year, starting from the date of signature by the last of the contracting parties. It may be renewed automatically 3 times, under the same conditions, unless written notification to the contrary is sent by one of the contracting parties.

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)

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:

See Section 7 of the tender specifications.

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

See Section 8 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: See Section 10 of the tender specifications.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Section 11.1 of the tender specifications.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

See Section 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/2015/046.

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

30.11.2015 – 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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10.12.2015 – 10:00

Place:

rue Joseph II 27, 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 tender duly mandated by letter.

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): EaSI and/or related programmes in the employment, social affairs and inclusion area.

VI.3)Additional information

All necessary documents to participate in this invitation to tender may be downloaded from the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion’s website (see point I.1).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Court of Justice of the European Union
2925 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2600

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.9.2015


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