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Section I: Contracting authority
European Parliament, Directorate-General for Communication, Directorate for Relations with Citizens, House of European History
rue Wiertz 60
For the attention of: Ronald Evers
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.europarl.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htm
Electronic access to information: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.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
General public services
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
Copywriting, scriptwriting and editing services for the House of European History.
Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Contractor’s premises.
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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: 500 000 EUR
The EP requires the services of professional copywriters, scriptwriters and editors who will deliver:
— fully copywritten/scriptwritten and edited high standard English (UK) version of texts to be used by the House of European History,
— fully edited versions of translated texts to be used by the House of European History in the 24 languages of the EU.
Texts will be expected to express complex contexts with accuracy and historical sensitivity in a form that is widely understandable for the general public as well as creating engaging and accessible texts across multiple print and media formats for use with museum audiences.
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See draft framework contract.
See specifications point 5.
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 specification points 4, 13 and 14.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: — financial statements (balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and any other related financial information) for the last 2 financial years for which accounts have been closed.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: — an average minimum turnover of 250 000 EUR for the last 2 years for which the accounts have been closed.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
— a list of the principal services provided in the past 3 years with the names of the projects, sums, dates and recipients, public or private,
— the educational and professional qualifications (Europass CVs), of the service provider, in particular, those of the persons responsible for providing the services (experts); the native English (UK) for the copywriters and editors needs to be proven by primary and secondary educational qualifications,
— a statement of the average annual manpower and the number of managerial staff who have worked for/with the tenderer in the last 3 years.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
— at least 3 years’ experience in services similar to those required by the invitation to tender (cultural environment, particularly museums and the heritage sector),
— a team of experts in the field of script/copywriting and text editing covering the 24 official languages of the EU, comprising at least:
• 1 project manager with a minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in project management in the field covered by the invitation to tender, or in book publishing or in translation,
• 2 experienced native English (UK) script/copywriters with a minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in script/copywriting for audiovisual and/or multimedia including at least 2 years’ experience in the cultural sector,
• 2 experienced native English (UK) editors with a minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in the field covered by the invitation to tender or in book publishing,
• proofreaders covering the 24 official languages of the EU with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in translation or proofreading.
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
5.5.2014 – 12:00
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)
European Parliament, 1047 Brussels, BELGIUM.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Only 2 representatives for each tenderer may attend. For the procedure to be followed, see ‘Conditions’ point 7.
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: no
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Please contact the body responsible for appeals for information concerning the deadline(s) for lodging appeals.
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