EEA/IDS/07/001 - GMES fast track service on land monitoring - Award notice

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DK-Copenhagen: GMES fast track service on land monitoring — high-resolution core land cover data for built-up areas, including degree of soil sealing, 2006

2007/S 104-127565

Contract award notice


Section I: Contracting authority
Name, addresses and contact point(s):
European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K. Contact point: Linda Jandrup. Tel. (45) 33 36 71 71. Fax (45) 33 36 71 97. E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Type of the contracting authority and main activity or activities:
European institution/agency or international organisation.
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no.

Section II: Object of the contract
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
GMES fast track service on land monitoring — high-resolution core land cover data for built-up areas, including degree of soil sealing, 2006.
Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Service category No 27.
In case of contract for service categories 17 to 27, do you agree to the publication of this notice? Yes.
Main place of performance: the work is to be carried out at the contractor's premises.
NUTS code: DK002.
Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Strategic discussions amongst member countries, European Parliament and the main EU institutions responsible for environmental policy, reporting and assessment (DG ENV, EEA, ESTAT and JRC) have underlined an increasing need for factual and quantitative information on the state of the environment to be based on timely, quality assured data, in particular in land cover and land use related issues.
EEA is collaborating with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission (EC) on the implementation of a fast track service on land monitoring, in line with the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament 'Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): From Concept to Reality' (COM(2005) 565 final).
For the implementation of this GMES fast track service on land monitoring (Land FTS) 2006–2008, a CLC (Corine Land Cover) update will be combined with the production of new high-resolution land cover data to provide a first set of cost-effective operational services on core land cover and land use data at European level, based on high-quality ortho-rectified multi-temporal satellite data.
These land cover data will support a wide range of environmental information requirements for framing, implementing and evaluating several policy areas at European, national and regional level including agriculture, soil, water, urban environment, air quality, physical planning, integrated coastal zone management, biodiversity and nature protection.
The overall objective is the production of a seamless European high-resolution core land cover dataset of built-up areas, including degree of soil sealing, for the reference year 2006. The ortho-rectified satellite input data for this GMES fast track service will be made available by ESA.
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
Total final value of contract(s):
EUR 1 425 420, excluding VAT.

Section IV: Procedure
Type of procedure:
Award criteria
Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
1. Tenders will be ranked in accordance with the following formula: X = TMa–d/P. TM — technical merit (maximum 100 points), P — price (in EUR).
Technical merit: tenders will be awarded merit point in function of the following criteria:
a. understanding of the objectives of the contract and the work to be carried out, as documented by means of: assessment of EEA’s requirements (maximum 10 points); reference to similar projects carried out in the past (maximum 10 points); proposed team and strategy to deal with the diversity of different regions in Europe (maximum 10 points); proposed management plan which takes environmental considerations into account (maximum 10 points);
b. methodological approach, as documented by means of: proposed image processing methods (maximum 8 points); proposed production flow and data management (maximum 8 points); proposed accuracy assessment method (maximum 8 points); proposed quality assurance/quality control procedures (maximum 8 points); proposed risk analysis/mitigation plan (maximum 8 points);
c. production and detailed time plan according to which all countries can efficiently be covered within 1 year (maximum 10 points);
d. data quality of the test area (maximum 10 points).
Tenders scoring less than 50 % of the maximum score of each criterion or less than 65 points in total will not be considered for the award of the contract. The tenderer whose tender scores the highest value in terms of technical merit against price will be awarded the contract.
An electronic auction was used:
Administrative information
File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract:
Contract notice number in OJ: 2007/S 11- of 17.1.2007.

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No 3601/B2007.EEA.52942

Title: GMES fast track service on land monitoring — high-resolution core land cover data for built-up areas, including degree of soil sealing, 2006.
Date of contract award:
Number of offers received:
Name and address of economic operator to whom the contract has been awarded:
Infoterra Gmbh, Claude Dornier Straße, D-88090 Immenstaad.
Information on value of contract:
Total final value of the contract:
Lowest offer EUR 1 317 317/highest offer EUR 1 861 690, excluding VAT.
If annual or monthly value: 1 year.
The contract is likely to be subcontracted:

Section VI: Complementary information
Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by Community funds:
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): administrative transfer agreement between European Commission Directorate-General for the Environment and the European Environment Agency SI2.456325.
Procedures for appeal
Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Court of First Instance of the European Communities, insofar as it has jurisdiction, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2925 Luxembourg. URL:

Body responsible for mediation procedures:

The European Ombudsman, 1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman, BP 403, F-67001 Strasbourg Cedex.

Lodging of appeals:
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
insofar as it the Court of First Instance of the European Communities has jurisdiction, within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff (date of receipt) or, in the absence thereof, the day on which the person concerned had knowledge of the relevant information; a complaint to the European Ombudsman has no impact on the above deadline for lodging an appeal.
Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Court of First Instance of the European Communities, insofar as it has jurisdiction, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2925 Luxembourg.
Date of dispatch of this notice:
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100