Name, addresses and contact point(s)
European Commission DM24 03/104 For the attention of: Mr Michael Schuetz 1049 Brussels BELGIUM Telephone: +32 22969681 E-mail: email@example.com Internet address(es): General address of the contracting authority: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy/tenders/index_en.htm Address of the buyer profile: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy/index_en.htm
Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Title attributed to the contract
European coal resources: a geographical database and map of EU coal basins including potential sources of coal bed methane based on a harmonised typology.
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: Contractor's premises. NUTS code BE242
Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This study aims to assess the potential of EU's resources of coal (lignite and hard coal) as well as coal bed methane (CBM) and to obtain a digital European database covering all coal basins within the EU. This requires: — an evaluation of the existing sources and classifications of data relating to coal deposits including potential sources of CBM in the EU based on data residing in national geological surveys, data which industry partners are willing to share and other published data, — the formulation of a common classification and terminology for coal typology and for CBM reservoirs for Europe taking into consideration existing methodologies and classifications (relation to main national systems in the EU as well as to classifications used by international organisations need to be documented), — the creation of a geographical database of the coal deposits in the EU differentiated by coal type on the basis of the proposed common classification with further differentiation and details, where feasible. The data should allow for ease of comparison and be broken down by coal basin and by country. It should include information which areas are being actively mined, which are in the closure process and which are already planned mining areas for the future. Main information like the depth and the calorific content of deposits should be indicated. Furthermore, estimates for the gas reservoir of the coal deposits should be given by using the existing data and information from coaliferous basins including active and abandoned mines. The data on CBM should be included in the geographical database and should comprise parameter classes like gas content, permeability, natural fracturing, pressure and further characteristic reservoir properties. In the case of insufficient data, estimates should be given, based on the available data and level of geological knowledge, — production of a map of the EU coal basins, together with smaller subsectional maps which visually display the EU coal deposits including their estimated CBM potential differentiated in a clear manner by coal type and classes and gas reservoirs as well as other layers of data, — the geographical database should allow displaying data in a variety of formats, including maps (isopach, colour, parameters), data points, data tables, cross sections. It should contain the geo-referenced data which were used to draw the maps including coal-related data and comments. The tenderer will provide the Commission with a description of all deliverables. The geographical database must have precision equivalent to the scale of 1: 500 000 or larger. The data should relate to a time period spanning not more than 1 year. Metadata describing the database will be part of the offer (see I.2.C 'Metadata and documentation requirements').
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 196 900 EUR Excluding VAT
Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of 1. Quality. Weighting 50 2. Price. Weighting 50
Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
ENER/C2/2011/202 - SI2.613270.
Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Contract notice Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 123-202994 of 30.6.2011
Date of contract award decision
Information about offers
Number of offers received: 7 Number of offers received by electronic means: 0
Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven represented by K.U. Leuven Research & Development Minderbroederstraat 8A bus 5105 3000 Leuven BELGIUM
Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties: Proportion: 39,80 %
Body responsible for appeal procedures
General Court of the European Union rue du Fort Niedergrünewald 2925 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +352 4303-1 Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu Fax: +352 4303-2100
Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.
Date of dispatch of this notice
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