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Services - 57191-2021

04/02/2021    S24

Italy-Parma: Study on EFSA Attractiveness as a Workplace and Development of EFSA’s Employer Branding Strategy

2021/S 024-057191

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Postal address: Via Carlo Magno 1A
Town: Parma
NUTS code: ITH52 Parma
Postal code: 43126
Country: Italy
E-mail: EFSAProcurement@efsa.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/procurement/tenders
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/procurement/tenders
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=7800
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=7800
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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 EFSA Attractiveness as a Workplace and Development of EFSA’s Employer Branding Strategy

Reference number: OC/EFSA/HUCAP/2021/01
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79414000 Human resources management consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

EFSA aims to identify an experienced partner able to help the agency understand the reason why candidates from certain Member States do not apply to EFSA’s vacancies (lot 1).

Help EFSA identify a partner able to support in the development of its Employer Branding Strategy (lot 2).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 320 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Research Study on EFSA Attractiveness as Workspace

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79310000 Market research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITH52 Parma
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of the research study is to both evaluate the attractiveness of the agency and to understand what motivates or prevents EU professionals to join EFSA.

The motivational factors will need to be objectively measured by the contractor.

The results of the research study are intended to be used by EFSA in order to strengthen its branding efforts and communication channels in selected EU countries.

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: 230 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 4
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Development of EFSA’s Employer Branding Strategy

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79414000 Human resources management consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITH52 Parma
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

With the development of a new employer branding strategy and the introduction of new recruitment schemes, EFSA wants to achieve the following objectives:

• Increasing EFSA’s visibility as an employer of choice.

A strong employer brand will help sustain and foster EFSA’s image as the place to work for future applicants as well as the reference for Food Safety towards the EU Member States. It will also help EFSA to advocate the achievements of its employees in the outside world.

EFSA wants to become ‘the hub’ for food safety professionals, ‘the place to be’ where professionals would like to work, on a temporary or a permanent basis.

• Improving EFSA’s employee geographical balance.

The new employer branding strategy will need to focus on EFSA's branding and dissemination strategies in specific EU Member States: those of strategic importance for the agency, and those from which EFSA currently attracts very few candidates.

• Enhancing the outreach of our different recruitment schemes.

Besides recruiting Staff Members exclusively working for EFSA, the agency also offers recruitment schemes allowing young professionals and experts to join EFSA on a temporary basis, sometimes in addition to their current employment. We would like to further fine-tune those different schemes and to develop new strategies to help to target the underrepresented nationalities at EFSA.

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: 90 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 8
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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.2.3)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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 189-455174
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/03/2021
Local time: 14:30
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:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 09/03/2021
Local time: 14:30
Place:

Due to Covid-19 related restrictions regarding entry to EFSA’s premises, a physical public opening of tenders will not be possible. Tenders will be opened in a virtual public opening session, as indicated in the Invitation to Tender document.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of two representatives per tender may attend the virtual opening session, upon registration, as indicated in the Invitation to Tender document.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
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
E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/01/2021