461153-2015: Belgium-Brussels: Study to support the fitness check of EU consumer law


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Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Study to support the fitness check of EU consumer law.

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
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 fitness check will assess whether the objectives of these directives have been efficiently achieved and fully delivered. In particular, it will assess whether these directives have efficiently achieved consumer protection and market integration objectives. It will analyse whether they have usefully contributed to the single market by enhancing consumers trust as well as by removing unjustified regulatory obstacles hindering cross-border trade in goods and services.

In addition, the fitness check should assess the complexity and potential for simplification of the current regulatory framework and the reduction of regulatory costs and burdens including administrative burdens, while guaranteeing a high level of consumer protection. The directives subject to the fitness check have been enacted at different periods of time and regulate specific aspects of consumer rights, whilst at the same time pursuing the same common objectives. The fitness check will therefore explore whether and to what extent a potential codification or recast of EU consumer law into a horizontal EU instrument could bring added clarity, remove overlaps, and fill any gaps.

The fitness check will also identify and recommend ways to facilitate uniform enforcement and application of the consumer law directives, for instance through further harmonisation, targeted legislative adjustments on procedural aspects and/or further guidance for enforcement authorities and stakeholders, self- and co-regulatory actions and awareness-raising/training activities. In this respect the fitness check should consider different aspects of private and public enforcement in particular in domestic context the fitness check should further assess how well these legal instruments fit within the entire EU regulatory framework in this policy area and sector.

The following overall intervention logic illustrates the initial objectives, relevant external factors and the observed combined results and impacts of the EU consumer legislation subject to fitness check.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71241000, 72316000, 79411000, 73200000, 71700000, 79951000, 30196100

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 EUR

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: 10 (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 tender specifications.

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

See 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 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 tender specifications.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following evidence should be provided:
— the completed ‘Simplified balance sheet’ and ‘Simplified profit and loss account’ completed for the last 3 years (Annex 3 must be completed),
— copy of the profit and loss account and balance sheet for the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed,
— failing that, appropriate statements from banks,
— if applicable, evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: In order to prove their financial and economic capacity, the tenderers (i.e. in the case of a joint tender, the combined capacity of all members of the consortium and identified subcontractors) must show that their annual consolidated turnover exceeds 800 000 EUR (average for the past 3 years).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

See point IV.2.2. technical and professional capacity — means of proof required of the technical specifications.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

See point IV.2.2. technical and professional capacity — means of proof required of the technical 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:

JUST/2015/RCON/PR/CO02/0112.

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 1.2.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

5.2.2016 – 12:00

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 9.2.2016 – 10:30

Place:

rue Montoyer 59, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of the bids.

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: no

VI.3)Additional information

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. 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:

18.12.2015



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