Communication Consultancy and Support for European Banking Authority

Communication Consultancy and Support for European Banking Authority

The objective of the contract is to support the definition and implementation of the European Banking Authority’s communication strategy.

United Kingdom-London: Communication consultancy and support

2013/S 182-313204

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

European Banking Authority
25 Old Broad Street
For the attention of: Ian Palombi
EC2N 1HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073825975
E-mail: ian.palombi@eba.europa.eu
Fax: +44 2073821771

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://eba.europa.eu

Address of the buyer profile: http://eba.europa.eu

Electronic access to information: http://eba.europa.eu

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

Economic and financial affairs
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:

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: European Banking Authority, Tower 42 (Level 18), 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ, UNITED KINGDOM.
NUTS code UKI12

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)

The objective of the contract is to support the definition and implementation of the European Banking Authority’s communication strategy. The contract will cover the complete range of activities relating to the implementation of a communication strategy from general communication plans and media activities, to the design and production of communication material, as well as organisation of events and conferences, management of public relations initiatives and other communication-related services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79416000, 79416100, 79416200, 79900000, 79952000, 55520000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
Range: between 800 000 and 900 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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:

Not applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to the tender specifications and annexes.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please refer to the tender specifications and annexes.
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: Please refer to the tender specifications and annexes.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender specifications and annexes.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The tenderer’s average annual turnover for the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed must be at least 1 200 000 EUR.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the tender specifications and annexes.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the tender specifications and annexes.
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:

EBA/2013/008/OPS/SER/OP.
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

28.10.2013 – 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: 4.11.2013 – 14:30
Place:

Tower 42 (Level 20), 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ, UNITED KINGDOM.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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

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

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

European Banking Authority
Tower 42 (Level 18), 25 Old Broad Street
EC2N 1HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: legal@eba.europa.eu
Fax: +44 2073821771

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.9.2013