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Services - 516057-2018

23/11/2018    S226

Ireland-Dublin: Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

2018/S 226-516057

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Eurofound — European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Postal address: Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown
Town: Co Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: D18 KP65
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Lidia Jankowska
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Social Policy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

Reference number: 171104/4643
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79311200 Survey conduction services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Preparation and implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey in all European Union (EU) Member States.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 5 200 182.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311000 Survey services
72314000 Data collection and collation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

All European Union (EU) Member States.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of this tender is to conclude a Framework Contract for the timely and high quality preparation and implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS). Workers should be interviewed face-to-face in their homes using Computer Assisted Personal interviewing (CAPI). The work envisaged under the 7th EWCS will cover the following phases:


— sampling,

— questionnaire preparation and finalisation (including cognitive test),

— translation,

— pilot test.


— fieldwork,

— data processing.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Evidence of good contract management / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion - Name: Evidence of a thorough understanding of the objectives and work to be carried out in the preparation phase / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion - Name: Evidence of a thorough understanding of the objectives and work to be carried out in the implementation phase / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 50/50
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Subject to the availability of additional funding, the 7th EWCS may be expanded to cover 1, some or all of the following 7 Acceding and candidate countries (ACC) to the EU: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

Note that the estimated value of the Framework Agreement provided under Point II.2.6 does not include the cost of the options concerned.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 064-141504
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 18-3030-41

Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: IPSOS NV
National registration number: 0456.823.775
Postal address: Grote Steenweg 110
Town: Berchem
Postal code: 2600
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 92162222
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 3 700 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 200 182.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 35 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The maximum value of the contract contains the cost of both conducting the survey in the EU MS and non-EU countries. The latter are options built into the contract.

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: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: