Study on New Developments in Card-based Payment Markets, Including as Regards Relevant Aspects of the Application of the Interchange Fee Regulation Published by Tenders Electronic Daily

Study on New Developments in Card-based Payment Markets, Including as Regards Relevant Aspects of the Application of the Interchange Fee Regulation

Application deadline

16.05.2022, 16:00 hour

Procedure

Open procedure

Order type

Provision of services.

Main CPV code
  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics
    79300000-7
Language

English

Contracting authority / owner

European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition (COMP)
Madouplein 1
1049 Brussels
Belgium
E-Mail: comp-d1-mail@ec.europa.eu
Website: https://ec.europa.eu/competition-policy/index_en

assignment

The subject of this call for tenders is a study on new market developments in card-based payment markets, including on digital solutions such as mobile wallets that rely on cards for payment transactions. The study will also provide a detailed assessment of key elements of the conclusions and recommendations of the Commission Report to the European Parliament and the Council of 29 June 2020 on the effects of the Interchange Fees Regulation, as identified below. The study shall provide the contracting authority with updated insights concerning the impact of the Regulation as regards the following topics:(a) payment market developments and trends;(b) fees and costs: Merchant Service Charges (MSCs) and their components;(c) the prevalence of unblended fee schedules offered by acquirers;(d) co-badging for digital wallets or wearables and choice of application.
The subject of this call for tenders is a study on new market developments in card-based payment markets, including on digital solutions such as mobile wallets that rely on cards for payment transactions. The study will also provide a detailed assessment of key elements of the conclusions and recommendations...
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Description of procurement /scope of services

Study on new developments in card-based payment markets, including as regards relevant aspects of the application of the Interchange Fee Regulation.

Others CPV Codes
  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics
    79300000-7
Project adress

Region (NUTS code): BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. van Brussel-Hoofdstad
Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

Belgium-Brussels: Study on New Developments in Card-based Payment Markets, Including as Regards Relevant Aspects of the Application of the Interchange Fee Regulation

2022/S 070-181915

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition (COMP)
Postal address: Madouplein 1
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
E-mail: comp-d1-mail@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/competition-policy/index_en
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=10128
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=10128
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Study on New Developments in Card-based Payment Markets, Including as Regards Relevant Aspects of the Application of the Interchange Fee Regulation

Reference number: COMP/2022/OP/0002
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject of this call for tenders is a study on new market developments in card-based payment markets, including on digital solutions such as mobile wallets that rely on cards for payment transactions. The study will also provide a detailed assessment of key elements of the conclusions and recommendations of the Commission Report to the European Parliament and the Council of 29 June 2020 on the effects of the Interchange Fees Regulation, as identified below. The study shall provide the contracting authority with updated insights concerning the impact of the Regulation as regards the following topics:

(a) payment market developments and trends;

(b) fees and costs: Merchant Service Charges (MSCs) and their components;

(c) the prevalence of unblended fee schedules offered by acquirers;

(d) co-badging for digital wallets or wearables and choice of application.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Main site or place of performance:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Study on new developments in card-based payment markets, including as regards relevant aspects of the application of the Interchange Fee Regulation.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Competition programme under Single market programme (SMP).

II.2.14)Additional information

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/05/2022
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 18/05/2022
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Tenders will be opened electronically on the date and time indicated in the contract notice. It is possible to attend the opening by videoconference.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3). In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in Section I.3) in the last five calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in Section IV.2.2), the contracting authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the Internet address provided in Section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in Section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in Section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/04/2022