Proofreading and Editing Services Tender
The EBA is seeking to establish a contract with a service provider in the area of English language editing and proofreading.
United Kingdom-London: Proofreading and editing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Floor 46, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
Contact person: Franca Rosa Congiu
Telephone: +44 2073821781
Fax: +44 2073821771
NUTS code: UKI12Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.eba.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eba.europa.eu/about-us/procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Proofreading and editing services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The EBA is seeking to establish a contract with a service provider in the area of English language editing and proofreading in order to improve the quality, linguistic style, accuracy and clarity of EBA publications and material. The work would consist of editing and proofreading EBA outputs and communication products in print so that finalised texts communicate core messages as effectively as possible. The work would also consist of editing and proofreading EBA outputs and communication products for Web content.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
The place of performance will depend on the location of the service provider’s offices.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The estimated volume of work is in the order of between 2 500 and 3 500 standard pages (assuming 1 page = 500 words) per year. Tenderers should be aware that the information on volume is indicative and shall not be binding on the EBA. The sum of the amounts of the order forms issued may not reach the aforementioned estimated volume. The EBA will be contractually bound only by the amounts entered in the signed order forms. The total value of the framework contract will depend on the orders the EBA may place.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract shall have an initial duration of 1 year. It will be automatically renewed up to 3 times each time for a period of 1 year unless one of the parties receives formal notification to the contrary at least 3 months before the end of the ongoing duration.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The EBA may at a later stage during the 3 years following conclusion of the framework contract exercise the option to increase the contract value via negotiated procedure with the successful tenderer in accordance with Article 134(1)(e) of the rules of application of the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union. Such an increase in value would not amount to more than 50 % of the initial estimated contract value and follow a negotiation with the successful tenderer.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under heading I.1. The EBA website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers’ responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
See tender specifications.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
European Banking Authority, Floor 46, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AA, UNITED KINGDOM.
A maximum of 1 legal representative per participating tenderer may attend the opening session. Tenderers shall inform the European Banking Authority in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com of their intention to attend at least 48 hours prior to the opening session.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
You may submit any observations concerning the award procedure to the contracting authority indicated under heading I.1. If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu). Such complaint does not have as an effect either to suspend the time limit to launch an appeal or to open a new period for lodging an appeal. Within 2 months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: