27 June 2022

Negotiated procedure for the low value contract: Provision of network connectivity to ACOnet


Negotiated procedure
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (thereafter "Contracting Authority") intends to launch a negotiated procedure for the provision of network connection services to ACOnet from its premises at Schwarzenbergplatz 11, 1040 Vienna.

Open until :

11 July 2022 17:00
Publication date
27 June 2022

ACOnet (www.ACOnet.at) is the Austrian partner for the GEANT network (www.geant.net). GEANT is the pan-European data network dedicated to the research and education community.

ACOnet is the only organisation that is connected to the GEANT and through which public research organisations, universities, etc, connect to the research network funded by EU. A description of GEANT and ACOnet and their status is available under:

http://www.geant.net/About GEANT/pages/home.aspx

The purpose of the negotiated procedure is to award a maximum of three (3) framework contracts, in cascading and descending order, for the provision of network connectivity to ACOnet to the contracting authority, provided that there is a sufficient number of economic operators that satisfy the selection criteria or a sufficient number of admissible tenders which meet the award criteria.

The Framework Contract(s) will have an initial duration of one (1) year as from the date of signature, and may be renewed up to three times, for an additional period of one year each.

Selection criteria:

Candidates will be required to provide evidence that they possess the minimum capacity to perform the contract:

  1. Evidence of economic and financial capacity

    Candidates must have the necessary economic and financial capacity to perform this contract until its end:

     - Candidates must prove an average yearly turnover of the last two financial years of at least two times of the estimated annual contract value.

  2. Evidence of professional capacity

    Candidates must be able to meet the following minimum criteria:

    - 24/7/365 support
    - Min. 99.95% availability
    - Service online reporting and statistics

No documents proving the fulfilment of these criteria are requested at this stage.

Participation in this negotiated procedure for a middle value contract is open to natural and legal persons falling within the scope of the EU Treaties (this includes all economic operators established in the European Union), and to all natural and legal persons established in a third country which has a special agreement with the Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement. FRA is not part of the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) concluded within the World Trade Organisation. Therefore, the procurement procedure is not open to candidates from GPA countries.

If you would like to participate in this negotiated procedure, please register your interest by e-mail to procurement@fra.europa.eu, including your contact details (name, organisation, address, country and e-mail) before 11/07/2022 (17:00 CEST (+02:00)).

Please note that registration of interest to participate in the above-mentioned procedure does not give rise to any legitimate expectations to be invited.