Call for tenders' details

Title:
Evaluation support service (ESS).
Contracting authority:
European Commission, DG for International Partnerships (INTPA)
TED publication date:
10/08/2016
Time limit for receipt of tenders:
26/09/2016
Status:
Closed
Status
05/09/2016
07/09/2016
English (en)
Question details
Annual contracts as references
On p. 6 of the Instructions to Tenderers it is stated that the “tenderer must have completed at least five service contracts” and in a previous clarification (from 29/08/2016) you stated that therefore ongoing projects cannot be included as references. Are we right to assume that annual contracts which fulfil the criteria defined in section 4.2.2 of the Instructions to Tenderers and that are part of a larger, still ongoing project, can be included provided that the specific annual contract itself is a closed and finalised project?
07/09/2016
If the contract is related to a project that has been finalised, and the contract has been closed and the services provided under that contract have been satisfactorily completed by the tenderer (as evidenced by the client reference), the contract will be deemed 'completed'.