Call for tenders' details

Services Related to the Enhancement of the Erasmus+ App
Contracting authority:
European Commission, DG Education,Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
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Question details
Would it be possible to receive further clarifications regarding the economic and financial capacity criteria:
In the case of joint tender, does the 2,000,000 EUR turnover refer solely to the applicant/coordinator or can the overall turnover of the coordinator and the full partners be considered? If not, could a partner provide the financial guarantee for the leading partner?
Regarding the first part of your question, it is not possible to share the turnover requirement across all of the full partners in the tender, as stated under point 3.2.3 of the Tender Specifications: “- Criterion F1: Annual turnover of the last two financial years above EUR 2,000,000; this criterion applies to the leader in case of a joint tender.” Regarding the second part, the European Commission’s Financial Regulations would exceptionally allow the Contracting Authority to accept that one of the full partners of the tender has the required level of turnover, so long as this partner is prepared to accept the financial risks and obligations towards the European Commission for the performance of the contract. If this arrangement is required, then the tender submission must contain a formal letter from the coordinator specifically requesting this exemption, explaining why it is being requested, and which full partner will take on the financial risk for the contract, as stated under point 3.2. of the Tender Specifications: “The tenderer may rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. It must in that case prove to the Contracting Authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for performance of the contract, for example by producing an undertaking on the part of those entities to place those resources at its disposal.” The submission must also contain the financial analysis forms and supporting documents related to the guaranteeing partner, and also include a letter from the guaranteeing partner formally accepting the financial risks and obligations towards the European Commission for the performance of the contract. The financial analysis will then be carried out on the guaranteeing partner.”