Media Monitoring Tender London

Media Monitoring Tender London

Daily media monitoring services for European Parliament Information Office in the United Kingdom.United Kingdom-London: Daily media monitoring services

2013/S 144-249838

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

European Parliament Information Office in the United Kingdom
32 Smith Square
SW1P 3EU London
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.europarl.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

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:

Daily media monitoring services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
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: 520 000 EUR

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

The European Parliament is launching this procedure aiming to award a 1-year framework contract for daily monitoring of written press (national and regional), the main audiovisual media (TV, radio) and the main online media.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92400000

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: 520 000 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
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: As proof of their status and legal capacity, tenderers must append to their tenders a copy of their articles of association or equivalent document enabling the European Parliament to determine their form and legal capacity to perform the contract. Should the proof submitted not be sufficient for that purpose, the European Parliament may demand other proof during the tender assessment process. Where no such proof is submitted, the European Parliament reserves the right to deem the tender inadmissible.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum turnover of 260 000 EUR.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
— the tenderer should have at least 3 years’ experience in services/deliveries similar to those required by the contract concerned,
— a team of experts in the field of media monitoring, among whom at least the project leader must have 3 years’ proven experience in the field covered by the invitation to tender and/or university diploma; the other members of the team will have at least 1 year’s experience. All staff is required to be fluent in English,
— technical facilities required to perform the contract: availability of keyword-search electronic program and news database.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:

COMM/DG/AWD/2013/243.
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

16.9.2013 – 17:30
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 8 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.9.2013 – 11:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Tenderers wishing to attend the opening of the tenders are asked to notify the department responsible for managing this procurement procedure, no later than 2 working days before the tender opening date, by e-mail (fill in with the office e-mail address). Only 2 representative(s) may attend. Tenderers failing to give notification will automatically be refused access to the opening. The names of the persons attending the opening of the tenders must be given in the notification.

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

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

Body responsible for mediation procedures

European Ombudsman
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
67001 Strasbourg
FRANCE
Telephone: +33 388172313
Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/
Fax: +33 388179062

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:16.7.2013