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Sat Mar 2 1996

FYI: Translation Tools - Call for tenders by the EU

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Message 1: FYI - Translation Tools - Announcement of a call for tenders by the EU

Date: Fri, 01 Mar 1996 16:27:49 +0100
From: "Santiago.DEL PINO"SDT.cec.be < PINO"SDT.cec.be">"Santiago.DEL PINO"SDT.cec.be>
Subject: FYI - Translation Tools - Announcement of a call for tenders by the EU

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CALL FOR TENDERS - Integrated Translation Support Tools
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Text published in the Official Journal of the European Communities
(No. C 54, 23 February 1996, page 7, and No. S 38, 23 February 1996,
p. 19):


INTEGRATED TRANSLATION SUPPORT TOOLS - CONTRACT NOTICE
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1. CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

The Council of the European Union, the Commission of the European
Communities, the European Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social
Committee of the European Communities / the Committee of the Regions
and the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union,
represented by their translation departments.

Service acting on behalf of all the contracting authorities:

Piet VERLEYSEN
European Commission
Translation Service - Informatics Department (SdT-02)
Batiment Jean Monnet - JMO B2/18
Rue Alcide De Gasperi
L-2920 Luxembourg

Telephone: +(352)4301.34356.
Telex: EURDOC LU 2752 - COMEUR LU 3423.
Fax: +(352)4301.33370.
E-Mail: piet.verleysensdt.cec.be

Other Institutions and bodies of the European Union may use the
contract for their own needs.


2. AWARD PROCEDURE

Open procedure


3. INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS TO BE SUPPLIED

(a) Place of delivery

Brussels and Luxembourg.


(b) Nature of the product to be supplied. CPA reference number

Purchase of a software package providing Integrated Translation
Support Tools for users at the translation departments of the
Institutions and bodies of the European Union mentioned at point

1. CPA reference number: 72.20.2 (Programming of packaged software
products).

Provision of maintenance, training and other services in relation to
the above-mentioned software package, falling under the scope of
category 7 (Computer and related services), Annex I A of Directive
92/50/EEC. CPC reference number: 84.


(c) Quantity of the product to be supplied

Licences for an estimated total of about 2,000 users.


(d) Division into lots

Suppliers may not tender for a part of the product required only, as
the contract is not divided into lots.


4. TIME LIMITS

The accepted product will have to be ready for supply within 1 month
following the signature of the contract. However, gradual supplies at
the different Institutions and bodies of the European Union over the
duration of the contract are foreseeable.

The services will be performed over the duration of the contract (1
year, with provisions allowing for 2 annual renewals).


5. DOCUMENTS

The tendering documents will be sent free of charge upon written
request. They may be requested from:

Dimitrios THEOLOGITIS
European Commission
Translation Service - General and Language Matters - Development of
Multilingual Computer Tools (AGL/4)
Batiment Jean Monnet - JMO B3/5
Rue Alcide De Gasperi
L-2920 Luxembourg

Telephone: +(352)4301.33632
Telex: EURDOC LU 2752 - COMEUR LU 3423
Fax: +(352)4301.34069
E-Mail: dimitrios.theologitissdt.cec.be


6. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF TENDERS

The final date for the receipt of tenders will be 21 May 1996. Tenders
must be sent to the address indicated at point 1 above.

Tenders may be drafted in any of the official languages of the
European Union.


7. OPENING OF TENDERS

(a) Persons authorized to be present at the opening of tenders

One person to act as the duly authorized representative of the
tenderer.


(b) Date, time and place of the opening

Tenders will be opened at 3 p.m. on 29 May 1996 at the European
Commission's premises in Luxembourg (details will be notified to the
tenderers).


8. DEPOSITS AND GUARANTEES

In accordance with the Financial Regulation, suppliers, contractors
and service providers must lodge a deposit as security for any
contract exceeding 300,000 ECU. See the specifications and the draft
framework contract for further details.


9. FINANCING AND PAYMENT TERMS

The main financing and payment terms will be those applied to standard
supply and service contracts signed by the Institutions and bodies of
the European Union. Specific conditions are stated in the tendering
documents.


10. LEGAL FORM TO BE TAKEN BY GROUPINGS OF SUPPLIERS AND
SERVICE PROVIDERS

See the specifications.


11. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TENDERER'S OWN POSITION AND
INFORMATION AND FORMALITIES NECESSARY FOR AN APPRAISAL OF
THE MINIMUM ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED

A set of documents will be required pursuant to Directive 93/36/EEC,
Articles 20 to 24.


12. PERIOD DURING WHICH THE TENDERER IS BOUND TO KEEP OPEN
HIS TENDER

One year from the date indicated as the deadline for the receipt of
tenders.


13. CRITERIA FOR AWARD OF THE CONTRACT

The tenders will be evaluated in relation to the following award
criteria:

(1) technical criteria
(2) functional criteria
(3) quality of maintenance, training and other software services
(4) testing and/or checking
(5) financial conditions

These general award criteria are further divided into more specific
subcriteria. See the tendering specifications for further details.

The financial conditions will be assessed last. The other criteria
will be weighted as follows:

(1) technical criteria: 25 %
(2) functional criteria: 50 %
(3) quality of maintenance, training and other software services: 10 %
(4) testing and/or checking: 15 %


14. VARIANTS

Variants are not allowed. Only tenders conforming to the
specifications will be accepted.


15. OTHER INFORMATION

In order to answer any questions from tenderers, an open information
meeting will be held at the European Commission's premises in
Luxembourg on 22 April 1996. See the tendering documents for further
details.


16. PRIOR INFORMATION

None.


17. DATE OF DISPATCH OF THE NOTICE

12.2.1996


18. DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE BY THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL
PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

12.2.1996


19. APPLICABILITY OF WTO RULES

The award procedure and the contract particulars are governed by the
Agreement on Government Procurement (Annex 4 of the Agreement
establishing the World Trade Organization).
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