Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s):European Parliament , attention: Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union, Directorate B — Structural and Cohesion Policies, Policy Department B , rue Wiertz , 1047 Brussels , BELGIUM. Fax +32 22846929 . E-mail: email@example.com
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htm#tender_multi
Electronic access to information: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htm#tender_multi
Electronic submission of applications: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htm#tender_multi
Further information can be obtained from:
The abovementioned contact point(s).
Specifications and additional documents can be obtained from:
The abovementioned contact point(s).
Applications must be sent to:
The abovementioned contact point(s).
I.2) Type of the contracting authority:
European institution/agency or international organisation.
I.3) Main activity:
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 call for expressions of interest
II.1) Title attributed to the call for expressions of interest:
Call for expression of interest to compile a list of scientific/academic experts to assist the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI).
II.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Service category No: 8 Research and development services.
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Brussels, Belgium. If requested by the European Parliament, the contractor shall give an oral presentation of the requested expertise in Brussels, Belgium or Strasbourg, France.
NUTS code: BE, FR.
II.3) Description of the field or fields covered by the call for expressions of interest:
1) The operation and development of the common agricultural policy (CAP).
2) Rural development, including the activities of the relevant financial instruments.
3) Legislation on:
(3.a) veterinary and plant-health matters and animal feeding stuffs provided such measures are not intended to protect against risk to human health;
(3.b) animal husbandry and welfare.
4) Improvement of the quality of agricultural products.
5) Supplies of agricultural raw materials.
6) The Community Plant Variety Office.
7) Forestry and agroforestry.
II.4) Information about lots:
This call for expressions of interest is divided into lots: no.
II.5) Information about subcontracting:
The subcontracting is accepted: no.
II.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom a contract might be awarded:
Natural persons exclusively.
III.2) Economic and financial standing:
See point 3 of Annex I 'Application form' of the call for expression of interest.
III.3) Technical competence:
See point IV.3) below.
III.4) Professional competence:
See point IV.3) below.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Type of procedure:
IV.2) Grounds for exclusion:
Applicants shall be excluded from participating in a contract if:
(a) they are bankrupt, being wound up or have suspended business activities, their affairs are being administered by the court, they have entered into an arrangement with creditors or similar measures or are the subject of any proceedings of that nature, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations;
(b) they have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which is not open to appeal;
(c) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct;
(d) they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or taxes;
(e) they are guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required by the authorising department;
(f) other: experts must declare on their honour that they do not fall under the exclusion criteria listed in point 3 of the application form (Annex I). Only duly completed applications signed by the expert and containing all required documents will be taken into consideration.
IV.3) Selection criteria:
Experts shall be selected for the list on the basis of their professional and technical ability to carry out the tasks described in this document. In order to be placed on the list of experts by the European Parliament, the applicant shall:
— have a sound scientific/academic background with proven experience in research. He/she must have at least 6 years of professional experience in scientific/academic research, including at least 4 years clearly related to research in agriculture and rural development as specified in paragraph 1.1. Doctoral students and postdocs working in the field who have less than 6 years of professional experience may apply, provided that:
I. they are enrolled in a structured full-time doctoral programme of at least 3 years (minimum requirement: second year of doctoral studies) or are pursuing a remunerated full-time postdoctoral project,
II. their doctoral thesis/postdoctoral research project explicitly deals with one of the areas specified in paragraph 1.1 and has a clear European focus,
III. they are able to present a minimum of 2 academic reference letters, at least 1 of which must be provided by a tenured/full professor,
— have a publishing record in the specialised field, including publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or monographs accepted for publication after a similar review process. These documents must have been published no earlier than 5 years prior to the date of application, and must be in research areas and on issues relevant to this call. Doctoral and postdoctoral students may be exempted from the requirement regarding peer-reviewed publications if they have pertinent academic teaching experience (minimum 2 academic terms with 1 course taught per term),
— have achieved scientific/academic distinction, clearly relating to research in the fields relevant to this call for expression of interest (manifest, e.g., in membership of research networks or think-tanks, awards, participation in research projects, etc.),
— have an excellent command of English,
— have the economic and financial capacity to provide the services set out in this document (see the declaration in point 4 of the application form).
IV.4) Administrative information
IV.4.1) File reference number:
IV.4.2) Period of validity of the list resulting from this call for expressions of interest:
Expiry date of the list resulting from the call for expressions of interest: 31.12.2019.
IV.4.3) Time limit for the submission of applications:
IV.4.4) Language(s) in which applications may be submitted:
Official EU language(s): English.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Presentation and submission of applications:
All relevant forms/documents for this call are accessible under the title 'Call for expression of interest to compile a list of scientific/academic experts to assist the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)' through the following link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/tenders/invitations.htm#tender_multi
Applicants must provide evidence of their ability, skills, experience and competence to perform the work by means of:
— a cover letter of no more than 1 page (max. 500 words), in which the applicant is asked to elaborate on his/her personal incentive(s) for applying, and to clearly indicate in which of the 7 main fields of activity of the AGRI Committee (see paragraph 1.1) he/she would consider himself/herself able to provide the requested forms of expertise (multiple entries possible),
— a full curriculum vitae specifying knowledge of languages, academic qualifications and background, as well as expertise and experience relevant to this call for expression of interest. The curriculum vitae should follow the basic structure of the Europass template, and should be set out as follows:
1. personal information;
2. work experience (in the scientific/academic field);
3. education and training;
4. level(s) of (foreign) language competence;
5. personal skills and competences (with scientific/academic relevance);
6. additional information pertinent to this call for expression of interest (ongoing or planned research projects, awards received, etc.),
— a full record of their publications (starting with the most recent) on research subjects relevant to this call for expression of interest, in particular contributions to peer-reviewed journals and monographs accepted for publication after a similar review process by the publishing house in question. The applicant is also asked to name the 5 publications he/she deems most important, should the publication records contain more than 5 entries,
— a list of remunerated projects/services carried out in the past 5 years which are relevant to this call for expression of interest (if any), clearly indicating the recipients and their contact details, sums involved, dates and place of work,
— a description of the expert's scientific/academic network in connection with his/her research, for example in the form of a list of conference presentations, consultancy projects, collaborations, membership of research networks, think-tanks or advisory groups, etc.,
— doctoral and postdoctoral students working in the field who have less than 6 years of proven professional experience must also provide the following:
• attestation proving their enrolment in a structured full-time doctoral programme of at least 3 years (minimum requirement: second year of doctoral studies) or their pursuit of a remunerated full-time postdoctoral project,
• an outline (max. 1 000 words) of their doctoral thesis or postdoctoral research project, which must explicitly deal with one of the areas specified in paragraph 1.1 and have a clear European focus,
• at least 2 academic reference letters, at least 1 of which must be provided by a tenured/full professor.
VI.2) Additional information:
Applicants should note that providing all the required documents per se does not give them any legal entitlement to be placed on the list of experts. The evaluation of applications and the ultimate decision on their acceptance lies exclusively with the European Parliament.
VI.3) Date of dispatch of this notice: