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EEA/RNC/03/008 - Miscellaneous services

DK-Copenhagen: miscellaneous services

2003/S 138-124338


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Awarding authority: European Environment Agency, Att: Lars Mortensen, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K. Tel.: 0045 33 36 72 88. Fax: 0045 33 36 72 93. E-mail: lars.mortensen@eea.eu.int. URL: http://org.eea.eu.int.
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Category of service and description, CPC reference number, quantity, options: 93000000.
Service category: 27.
Name given to contract: assessments and analysis of trends and outlooks for household consumption and its environmental effects.
Reference number attributed: EEA/RNC/03/008.
Description of contract:
Preparation of background papers on trends, outlooks and policy effectiveness for European household consumption of selected goods and services and its effect on the environment.
The EEA has recently initialised the preparation of its next State of the Environment and Outlook report (SoEOR2005), which is expected to be published in 2005, in order to comply with the EEA Council Regulation and support the mid-term review of the 6th Environment Action Programme (6EAP). The report will provide an assessment of both past trends and outlooks for Europe's environment.
It is the current thinking of the EEA is that SoEOR2005 will be a brief and concise report supplemented by a number of sub-reports, including sub-report 1 with the working title "European household consumption and the environment - trends, outlooks and policy effectiveness". For sub-report 1, the EEA needs background papers to provide the information needed for those areas of consumption for which the information is not available at the EEA.
The contractor who will be awarded the contract shall prepare these background papers. The contractor shall provide the EEA with background papers containing assessments and analyses of recent trends since 1990, outlooks to 2020 and the effectiveness of policies related to household consumption in EEA member countries.
Background papers shall be prepared for:
1. Household consumption driving forces and policies.
2. Household food consumption.
3. Household consumption of durable and non-durable goods.
4. Tourism; and,
5. Household consumption of other goods and services.
Each background paper shall assess and analyse the results of the most important studies done at national and international level as published in scientific journals or reports by the scientific community, NGOs, national governments, international organisations or others. Each background paper shall contain approximately 15-20 pages, including graphs and figures.
The following tasks are foreseen:
Task 1: Household consumption driving forces and policies.
The contractor shall assess and analyse past and possible future economic and social driving forces behind household consumption in Europe.
In addition, the contractor shall analyse and provide conclusions on the main developments in sustainable consumption polices at the national level in the past 10 years.
Task 2: Household food consumption.
The contractor shall assess and analyse:
European trends (from 1990) and outlooks (to 2020, and beyond where appropriate) in food consumption.
Direct and indirect effects of food consumption by European households.
Examples of policy effectiveness evaluations (ex-post) of sustainable food consumption policies (e.g. labelling).
Policy option that may contribute to more sustainable food consumption.
Task 3: household consumption of durable and non-durable goods.
The contractor shall assess and analyse:
European trends (form 1990) and outlooks (to 2020) in consumption of durable goods (including kitchen appliances; clothes washers and dryers; TVs and stereos, computers and mobile phone), and non-durable goods (including textiles, hygiene products, household chemicals and other goods).
The most important direct and indirect environmental effects of consumption of durable and non-durable goods.
Examples of policy effectiveness evaluations (ex-post) of policies to enhance sustainable consumption of durable and non-durable goods.
Policy options that may contribute to more sustainable consumption of durable and non-durable goods.
Task 4: Tourism.
The contractor shall assess and analyse:
European trends (from 1990) and outlooks (to 2020 and beyond) for tourism.
Direct and indirect environmental effects of tourism.
Examples (if possible) of policy effectiveness evaluations (ex-post) of policies to enhance sustainable tourism.
Policy options that may contribute to more sustainable tourism.
Task 5: Household consumption of other goods and services.
For household consumption of other goods and services to be covered by the report, and which have not yet been identified, the contractor shall assess and analyse.
European trends (from 1990) and outlooks (to 2020 and beyond).
Direct and indirect environmental effects.
Examples of policy effectiveness evaluations (ex-post).
Policy options that may contribute to more sustainable consumption.
Total quantity or extent:
the winning contractor will be awarded a contract for 11 months to undertake tasks 1-4. The maximum budget foreseen for those tasks is 50 000 EUR (including all costs). Thus, the tender proposal shall cover tasks 1-4 for a budget maximum of 50 000 EUR including travel.
If in the same project there is a need to prepare similar type of background papers for other goods and services than specified in tasks 1-4 above, the contract may be renewed for another 8 months with a budget of maximum 30 000 EUR to undertake task 5. The total amount in that case will be maximum 80 000 EUR.
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Delivery to: Lars Mortensen, European Environment Agency, EEA/RNC/03/008, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K.
NUTS: DK000, DK001.
4.(a)Reserved for a particular profession: No.
 (b)Law, regulation or administrative provision:
 (c)Obligation to mention the names and qualification of personnel: Yes.
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Division into lots: No.
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Variants: No.
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Time limits for completion or duration of the contract, for starting or providing the service: 11 month(s).
8.(a)Documents from: European Environment Agency, Att: Lars Mortensen, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K. Tel.: 0045 33 36 72 88. Fax: 0045 33 36 72 93. E-mail: lars.mortensen@eea.eu.int. URL: http://org.eea.eu.int.
 (b)Requests not later than:
 (c)Fee:
9.(a)Deadline for receipt of tenders: 5.9.2003 (16:00).
 (b)Address: European Environment Agency, Att: Lars Mortensen, reference: EEA/RNC/03/008, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K.
 (c)Language(s): Spanish, Danish, German, Greek, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish.
Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish.
10.(a)Opening of tenders (persons admitted): European Environment Agency's representatives and one representative of each tenderer. Please inform Mr Lars Mortensen by separate mail if you wish to attend the opening.
 (b)Date, time and place: 15.9.2003 (10:00).
European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K.
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Deposits and guarantees:
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Financing and payment: - Prices must be quoted in euro;
- prices must be fixed amounts;
- estimated travel and subsistence expenses must be indicated separately in the break down of costs.
The consultant is expected to offer their services showing a budget for their activities, and stating daily rates according to the expertise offered and level of experience.
Submission of a tender implies acceptance of the terms specified in the Agency's 'General terms and conditions applicable to contracts' in all matters not governed by this invitation to tender and waiver your company's own terms of business.
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Legal form in case of group bidders
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Qualifications: Legal status:
proof of the legal status may be furnished by the following documents:
- an identification sheet (name or business name, legal status, contact person, bank account, etc.);
- where applicable, references of inscription in the VAT-register;
- where applicable, references of inscription in the trade register.
Financial capacity:
proof of economic and financial capacity may be furnished by one or more of the following documents:
- appropriate statements from banks or evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance;
- the presentation of balance sheets or extracts from balance sheets for at least the last two years for which accounts have been closed, where publication of the balance sheet is required under the company law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
Technical capacity:
evidence of the technical and professional capacity may be furnished by the following documents:
the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the firm's managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services (indicate knowledge of and experience with information sources as well as a company profile showing good and proven knowledge of carrying out integrated environment assessments);
A description of the measures employed to ensure the quality of services;
A list of the principal services provided in the last three years with the sums, dates and recipients, public or private;
An indication of the proportion of the contract which the tenderer may intend to subcontract.
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Tenders may lapse after: 6 month(s).
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Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender as stated below.
Proven experience in undertaking and publishing high quality integrated environmental and state of the environment assessments, including assessments related to household consumption and the environment. (25). Solid knowledge and understanding of integrated environmental and state of the environment assessment studies undertaken at the European level in recent years. (15). Solid knowledge and understanding of assessments related to the European household consumption and the environment. (15). Soundness of the methodological approach. (25). Competence of working team, as appearing from CVs (20).
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Other information: Address from which further information can be obtained: European Environment Agency, Att: Lars Mortensen, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K. Tel.: 0045 33 36 72 88. Fax: 0045 33 36 72 93. E-mail: lars.mortensen@eea.eu.int. URL: http://org.eea.eu.int.
Type of procedure: open procedure.
The tender documents can be obtained from the European Environment Agency in three ways:
(1) by downloading all tender documents from the EEA web-site (http://org.eea.eu.int/tenders);
(2) by sending a request by e-mail to lars.mortensen@eea.eu.int (before 01.08.03) or to charlotta.colliander@eea.eu.int (after 01.08.03).
(3) by sending a request by fax (+45 33 36 72 93) or letter to Lars Mortensen / Charlotta Colliander, European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
The tender documents include all relevant information (e.g. how to submit tenders, Terms of reference, forms, etc.).
Price: The bid offering the best value for money will be chosen, providing minimum 50 points are achieved from the award criteria. The best bid is the one which achieved the lowest number when dividing the price by the number of points awarded.
Grounds for exclusion:
the tenderer shall provide an auto-declaration, preferably made on oath before a judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body by a person competent to do so on behalf of the tenderer, which states that none of the grounds for exclusion (please see General Terms and Conditions applicable to contracts, Art 2 (2)) applies to the tenderer.
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Date of pre-information publication
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Notice postmarked: 10.7.2003.
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Notice received on: 10.7.2003.
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Covered by the GPA agreement: Yes.

Download:

Annex I: Procedure

Annex II: Terms of reference on consumption

Annex III: Standard Identification sheet

Annex IV: Draft service contract

Annex V: General terms and Conditions - service contracts

Annex VI: Reimbursement of travel expenses - service contracts

Annex VII: Checklist

Annex VIII: SOEOR2005



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European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100