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1. Contracting authority:European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Directorate D — Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) , Retieseweg 111 , 2440 Geel , BELGIUM. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Registration procedure:
The objective of this call for expressions of interest is to set up a list of vendors.
Expressions of interest should be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union by electronic means at the following address:
Inclusion on the list entails no obligation on the part of the contracting authority concerning the conclusion of contracts.
3. Information and documents to be provided:
Interested parties should provide their full contact details.
4. General description of the procedure:
Interested parties are invited to submit an expression of interest in accordance with the rules set out in this notice.
The contracting authority will draw up a list of vendors who have expressed their interest.
Where a specific contract relating to the field described at point 7 is to be concluded, the contracting authority will invite all the vendors on the list, to submit either a tender (procedure in 1 step) or a request to participate followed by a tender (procedure in 2 steps).
In the case of a procedure in 1 step, the contracting authority will send to all vendors all tender documents (including exclusion, selection and award criteria as well as the tender specifications relating to the contract in question) and full tenders are received and evaluated.
In the case of a procedure in 2 steps, the contracting authority will send all vendors only the subject matter of the contract and the exclusion and selection criteria. In a second step, only the vendors fulfilling these criteria will receive the tender specifications and will be invited to submit tenders.
5. Protection of personal data:
If processing your expression of interest involves the recording and processing of personal data (such as your name, address and CV), such data will be processed pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. Unless indicated otherwise, your reply to this notice and any personal data requested are required for the purposes indicated above in point 4 and will be processed solely for those purposes by the contracting authority indicated in point 1, which is also acting as data controller. Details concerning the processing of your personal data are available on the privacy statement at:
Your personal data may be registered in the early warning system (EWS) only or both in the EWS and central exclusion database (CED) by the Accounting Officer of the Commission, should you be in one of the situations mentioned in:
— the Commission Decision 2008/969 of 16.12.2008 on the early warning system (for more information see the privacy statement on http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/legal_entities/legal_entities_en.cfm), or
— the Commission Regulation 1302/2008 of 17.12.2008 on the central exclusion database (for more information see the privacy statement on http://ec.europa.eu/budget/explained/management/protecting/protect_en.cfm#BDCE).
6. Use of the list resulting from this notice:
The list resulting from this notice will be used exclusively for public procurement contracts of the following type:
— supply contracts below 134 000 EUR per contract.
7. Full description of the fields covered by the call for expressions of interest:
Waveform digitisers with 10 bits resolution or higher, 400 MSPS sampling rate or higher. Companies should be able to deliver complete systems or individual components. Time stamping and multi-record acquisition mode shall be available. Minimum base of software should be provided enabling standalone operations for testing and interface for developing customised software. Windows or Linux drivers should be provided, depending on the application. Additional options or services desirable: access to FPGA for digital pulse processing, customised implemented algorithms, additional components allowing synchronisation of several cards.
8. Place of delivery:
At address mentioned in point 1.
9. Expiry date of the list resulting from this call for expressions of interest:
The list resulting from this notice is valid for 5 years from dispatch of this notice. Interested parties may submit an application at any time prior to the last 3 months of validity of the list.
10. Exclusion criteria:
Vendors shall be excluded from participation if:
(a) they are bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have suspended business activities, are the subject of proceedings concerning those matters, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations;
(b) they or persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control over them have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgment of a competent authority of a Member State which has the force of 'res judicata';
(c) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authority can justify including by decisions of the European Investment Bank and international organisations;
(d) they are not in compliance with their obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those of the country of the contracting authority or those of the country where the contract is to be performed;
(e) they or persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control over them have been the subject of a judgment which has the force of 'res judicata' for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation, money laundering or any other illegal activity, where such an illegal activity is detrimental to the Union's financial interests;
(f) they are subject to an administrative penalty for being guilty of misrepresentation in supplying the information required by the contracting authority as a condition of participation in a procurement procedure or failing to supply information, or being declared to be in serious breach of their obligation under a contract covered by the budget;
(g) they have a conflict of interest in connection with the contract; a conflict of interest could arise in particular as a result of economic interests, political or national affinities, family or emotional ties or any other relevant connection or shared interest.
Before signing a contract vendors shall provide a declaration on their honour stating that they are not in one of the situations of exclusion listed above. In case of doubt, they may be requested to provide supporting evidence of non-exclusion.
11. 'Ex-post' transparency:
Details on the contractors who have concluded a contract of more than 15 000 EUR awarded following the procedure set out at point 4 shall be published on the website of the contracting authority no later than 30 June of the year following contract award.
These details include name, locality (address for legal persons and region of origin for natural persons), amount, and subject of the contract. For natural persons, the information shall be removed 2 years after the year of contract award.
12. Date of dispatch of notice:
13. Date of receipt by the Publications Office: