Belgium-Brussels: Call for expressions of interest to compile a list of academic or scientific experts for the provision of independent external expertise

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Type: 
Notice for additional information, information on incomplete procedure or corrigendum
Award criteria: 
Not specified
Published: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Deadline: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 00:00
Tender ID: 
2015/S 71-125455

Section I: Contracting authority

  • I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s):

    European Parliament, Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services, Directorate C — Impact Assessment and European Added Value , attention: Joseph Dunne, Acting Director , rue Wiertz 60 , 1047 Brussels , BELGIUM. E-mail:

    Internet address(es):

    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:

    General public services.

  • 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 expressions of interest to compile a list of academic or scientific experts for the provision of independent external expertise in the field of:

    — 'ex ante' impact assessment of proposed EU legislation or policies,

    — 'European added value' of existing or potential EU policies,

    — 'ex post' impact assessment and evaluation of adopted EU legislation or policies,

    — assessment of new and emerging technologies, and foresight on long-term scientific and technological trends.

  • II.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:

    Services.

    Service category No: 11 management consulting services and related 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 or participate in an expert panel in Brussels, Belgium or Strasbourg, France.

    NUTS code: BE1, FR42.

  • II.3) Description of the field or fields covered by the call for expressions of interest:

    Policy area 1: economic and monetary affairs, budgets and audit.

    Policy area 2: internal market and consumer protection.

    Policy area 3: environment, public health, food safety, employment and social affairs.

    Policy area 4: industry, research and energy.

    Policy area 5: institutional and legal affairs.

    Policy area 6: culture, education, youth and sport.

    Policy area 7: civil liberties, justice and home affairs, women's rights and petitions.

    Policy area 8: regional development, transport and tourism.

    Policy area 9: agriculture and fisheries.

    Policy area 10: development and international trade and economics.

    Policy area 11: foreign affairs, security and defence.

    Policy area 12: methodological and horizontal issues.

  • 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):

    79419000, 79311410, 79313000, 79311400.

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 4 of Annex I 'Application form' of the call for expressions 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:

    Restricted.

  • 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.

  • IV.3) Selection criteria:

    In order to be placed on this list of experts by the European Parliament, the applicant shall:

    — have a sound academic or scientific background, with proven experience in research. He/she must have at least 4 years' professional experience in such research, including at least 2 years clearly related to the policy field in question,

    — have a record of publications in the policy field in question,

    — have achieved academic or scientific distinction in research and writing in the fields relevant to this call for expressions of interest (evident, for example, in membership of research networks, awards, research projects, presentations at conferences, etc.),

    — have an excellent command of English (duly proven through publications in English, language certificates, etc.),

    — 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:

      EPRS/EVAL/SER/15/001/CEI.

    • 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: 30.6.2019.

    • IV.4.3) Time limit for the submission of applications:

      31.3.2019.

    • 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 expressions of interest to compile a list of academic or scientific experts for the provision of independent external expertise' 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 for performing the work by means of:

    — a motivation letter of no more than 2 pages (max. 500 words), in which the applicant sets out his/her reasons for applying and the principal reasons why he or she should be admitted,

    — a full curriculum vitae, specifying academic qualifications and background, relevant expertise and experience, and knowledge of languages. Following the basic structure of the Europass template, the curriculum vitae should be organised as follows: personal information, work experience, education and training, level(s) of (foreign) language competence, personal skills and competences (with scientific/academic relevance), additional information pertinent for this call for expressions of interest (e.g. ongoing or planned research projects, awards received, etc.),

    — a full record of publications on subjects relevant to this call for expressions of interest, differentiating between general publications and texts published in peer-reviewed journals and/or monographs accepted for publication after a similar review process.

    Applications must:

    — contain all relevant documents, in particular the completed application form (Annex I) and financial identification form (Annex III). The format of both these forms must be retained, and they must be perfectly legible so as to preclude any doubt whatsoever as to the wording and numbers given. They should therefore be filled in electronically,

    — be signed by the applicant. The financial identification form (Annex III) must bear the stamp of the relevant bank as well as the signature of the bank's representative. If the applicant is unable to obtain this stamp and signature (in the case of online banks, for example), a recent bank account statement clearly indicating both the account holder and bank account number must be attached to the financial identification form.

  • 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:

    1.4.2015.