Call for tenders' details

Title:
Framework Service Contract for the Copernicus Land Monitoring Services – CLC+ Ba...
Contracting authority:
European Environment Agency (EEA)
TED publication date:
22/07/2019
Time limit for receipt of tenders:
23/09/2019
Status:
Closed
Status
06/08/2019
08/08/2019
English (en)
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Question details
Annex 5, Special Condition I.1.4
Clause I.1.4 of the Annex 5 (Draft Framework Service Contract) states that “the contract does not confer on the contractor any exclusive right to provide the service […] to the Agency.” Could you please explain in a bit more detail how this shall be interpreted, particularly whether this could mean a retendering or reopening of the competition at any later stage after contract award and signature?
08/08/2019
Article I.1.4 of the draft framework contract should be interpreted as meaning that if during implementation of the contract the need arises for additional or supplementary services the EEA may decide to procure services from anther service provider than the future contractor.