Auctioning of emission allowances and carbon market oversight

Country: Belgium
Language: EN
Customer: European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action
Number: 7721462
Publication date: 13-02-2018
Source: TED
Deadline: 33 days
Tags: Auditing services Accounting services Research services

Description

  1. Section I
    1. Name and addresses
      European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action
      CLIMA.A.4 – Financial Resources & Planning BU-24 00/061
      Brussels
      1049
      Belgium
      E-mail: clima-tenders@ec.europa.eu
    2. Type of the contracting authority:
      European institution/agency or international organisation
    3. Main activity:
      General public services
  2. Section II
    1. Scope of the procurement:
      1. Title:

        Auctioning of emission allowances and carbon market oversight


        Reference number: CLIMA.B.1/FRA/2017/0009
      2. Main CPV code:
        79000000, 79418000, 79410000, 79000000, 79111000, 90700000, 66170000, 66150000, 66152000, 79300000, 79311400, 79311410, 66171000, 79000000, 90700000, 79212000, 79212100, 79212300, 79212400, 79200000, 79210000, 79000000, 90700000
      3. Type of contract:
        Services
      4. Short description:

        The contractors under 3 different lots will provide legal, economic, financial, as well as accounting and auditing expertise to assist the Commission in its activity related to ensuring the integrity and reliability of the auctioning of emission allowances under the EU ETS and of the carbon market through the development of the relevant legislation, its implementation and monitoring, public procurement procedures and contractual arrangements as well as ensuring the timely and effective management of problems, incidents and crisis situations.

        Please note that the prior information about this tender was published in OJ 2016/S 103-183492 of 31.5.2016 with the title «Assisting the Commission in the implementation of the Commission Regulation (EU) Nº 1031/2010 ("Auctioning Regulation") and of the market oversight framework under the EU emission trading system».


      5. Information about lots:
        This contract is divided into lots: yes
      6. Total value of the procurement:
        Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 EUR
    2. Description
      1. Title:

        Legal assistance


      2. Additional CPV code(s):
        79418000, 79410000, 79000000, 79111000, 90700000
      3. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Extra muros.


      4. Description of the procurement:

        The framework contract for lot 1 will run for an initial period of 24 months and shall be renewed automatically 2 times (with a maximum total duration of 72 months). The contractor(s) of the framework contract under this lot 1 might be required to provide the following services:

        1) Legal assistance for development, implementation, monitoring and review of the legislation applicable to the primary and secondary market in allowances under the EU emission trading system.

        2) Legal assistance for contract management

        3) Legal assistance for the joint procurement of the common auction platform or of the auction monitor

        4) Legal assistance for the management of the Joint Procurement Agreements

        5) Coordination and handover tasks

        For further detail, please refer to Procurement Documents (see section 2.3 of the tender specifications).


      5. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 30
        Quality criterion - Name: Illustrative tasks / Weighting: 70
        Price - Weighting: 50/50
      6. Information about options:
        Options: no
      7. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      8. Additional information:
      9. Title:

        Economic and financial market analysis


      10. Additional CPV code(s):
        66170000, 66150000, 66152000, 79300000, 79311400, 79311410, 66171000, 79000000, 90700000
      11. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Extra muros.


      12. Description of the procurement:

        The framework contract for Lot 2 will run for an initial period of 24 months and shall be renewed automatically 2 times (with a maximum total duration of 72 months). The contractor(s) of the framework contract under this Lot 2 might be required to provide the following services:

        1) Economic and financial analysis of the functioning of the carbon markets

        2) Economic and financial advice for the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the legislation applicable to the primary and secondary market in allowances under the EU emissions trading system

        3) Economic and financial advice for contracts" management

        4) Economic and financial advice and support for the procurement of the common auction platform or of the auction monitor

        5) Economic and financial advice for the management of the Joint Procurement Agreements

        6) Coordination and handover tasks

        For further detail, please refer to Procurement Documents (see section 2.3 of the tender specifications).


      13. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work / Weighting: 30
        Quality criterion - Name: Illustrative tasks / Weighting: 70
        Price - Weighting: 50/50
      14. Information about options:
        Options: no
      15. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      16. Additional information:
      17. Title:

        Accounting and auditing services


      18. Additional CPV code(s):
        79212000, 79212100, 79212300, 79212400, 79200000, 79210000, 79000000, 90700000
      19. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Extra Muros.


      20. Description of the procurement:

        The framework contract for lot 3 will run for an initial period of 24 months and shall be renewed automatically 2 times (with a maximum total duration of 72 months). The contractor(s) of the framework contract under this lot 3 might be required to provide the following services:

        1) Accounting and auditing services for the implementation of the Auctioning Regulation, including compliance audit of the implementation of the Auctioning Regulation by the auction platforms;

        2) Accounting and auditing services for the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the EU financial market legislation applicable to the primary and secondary market in allowances;

        3) Accounting and auditing services for public procurement procedures for the nomination of the common auction platform and the auction monitor, including assistance in the determination of the financial requirements and of the cost structure as well as in the evaluation of the financial situation of candidates or tenderers.

        4) Accounting and auditing assistance with regard to the contracts with the common auction platform and the auction monitor, including the operational audit on the performance of the services under these contracts and audit for the determination of the costs, variation of costs and the estimation of the related price revision under these contracts.

        5) Handover tasks

        For further detail, please refer to Procurement Documents (see section 2.3 of the tender specifications).


      21. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Overall management of the framework contract / Weighting: 30
        Quality criterion - Name: Illustrative tasks / Weighting: 70
        Price - Weighting: 50/50
      22. Information about options:
        Options: no
      23. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      24. Additional information:
  3. Section IV
  4. Description:
    1. Type of procedure:
      Open procedure
    2. Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system:
      The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
    3. Information about electronic auction:
    4. Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
  5. Administrative information:
    1. Previous publication concerning this procedure:
      Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 102-203754
    2. Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system:
    3. Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice:
  1. Lot No: 1
    Title:

    Legal assistance


  2. Award of contract
    1. Date of conclusion of the contract: 2018-01-21
    2. Information about tenders:
      Number of tenders received: 1
      The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
    3. Name and address of the contractor:
      DLA Piper UK LLP
      avenue Louise 106
      Brussels
      1050
      Belgium
      The contractor is an SME: no
    4. Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT):
      Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 6 000 000.00 EUR
      Total value of the contract/lot: 6 000 000.00 EUR
    5. Information about subcontracting:

      Contract No: 2
      Lot No: 2
      Title:

      Economic and financial market analysis


    6. Award of contract
      1. Date of conclusion of the contract: 2018-01-24
      2. Information about tenders:
        Number of tenders received: 2
        The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
      3. Name and address of the contractor:
        European Economic Research Limited (Europe Economics)
        Chancery House, 53-64 Chancery Lane
        London
        WC2A 1QU
        United Kingdom
        The contractor is an SME: no
      4. Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT):
        Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 2 500 000.00 EUR
        Total value of the contract/lot: 2 500 000.00 EUR
      5. Information about subcontracting:

        Contract No: 3
        Lot No: 3
        Title:

        Accounting and auditing services


  3. Section VI
    1. Additional information

      In line with Article 134.1.e) of the Rules of Application to the Financial Regulation Nº 2015/1929 of 30.10.2015, during the 3 years following conclusion of the original contract, the contracting authority will be able to use the negotiated procedure for additional services (without prior publication of a contract notice) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract, provided that these services or works are in conformity with a basic project for which the original contract was awarded after publication of a contract notice, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 134.

      Tender documents will be available for download at the address indicated under Heading I.3. The website will be updated regularly and it is the tenderers" responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period.


    2. Procedures for review
      1. Review body
        General Court
        rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
        Luxembourg
        2925
        Luxembourg
        Telephone: +352 4303-1
        Fax: +352 4303100
      2. Body responsible for mediation procedures

      3. Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

        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 two months of the notification of the award decision you may lodge an appeal to the body referred to in VI.4.1.



    3. Date of dispatch of this notice
      2018-02-01

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