Services - 146877-2020

27/03/2020    S62    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Ireland-Dublin: Provision of Editing and Proofreading Services

2020/S 062-146877

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

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
Town: Co. Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: D18 KP65
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Sandra Brudenell-Bruce
E-mail: OSUTenders@eurofound.europa.eu
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about/procurement

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about-eurofound/who-we-are

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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=6219
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=6219
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=6219
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
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Editing and Proofreading Services

Reference number: 171301/5358
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79820000 Services related to printing
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject matter of the FWC is the provision of editing and proofreading services. Eurofound requires specialised, qualified and experienced English-language editorial services to contribute to the development of Eurofound’s publishing activities and ensure the delivery of high-quality print and online publications, while managing a fluctuating workload and bottlenecks. The editorial function is critical in ensuring the high-quality standard of Eurofound publications.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79821100 Proofreading services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor and agreed by Eurofound.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To disseminate its research findings, Eurofound produces a substantial number of research-based publications each year (over 40 in 2019, a total of around 5 000 standard pages). Eurofound’s key information products are reports (100-150 standard pages) and policy briefs (about 30 standard pages). In addition, Eurofound publishes a variety of HTML-based products, such as quarterly reports detailing national-level developments in industrial relations and working conditions.

English is the working language of Eurofound and the source language of all publications. Some short items — such as executive summaries — are translated into 20+ languages; for these, a very high-quality of English in the original is vital to ensure effective and accurate translation.

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: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is concluded for a period of 12 months with effect from the date on which it enters into force.

The contract is renewed automatically three (3) times for a period of 12 months each, unless one of the parties receives formal notification to the contrary at least three months before the end of the ongoing duration. Renewal does not change or postpone any existing obligations.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Please refer to the tender specifications.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to the tender specifications.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to the tender specifications.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 13/05/2020
Local time: 23:59
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: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14/05/2020
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Tenders will be opened at the offices of Eurofound.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A maximum of two representatives per tender can attend the opening session. For organisational and security reasons, the tenderer must provide the full name and ID or passport number of the representatives at least two working days in advance to: OSUTenders@eurofound.europa.eu.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

48 months.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Calls for tender are open to natural and legal persons from European Union member states and from countries which have signed a special agreement with the European Union in the field of public procurement. For more detailed information, please consult the following link: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about/procurement/ generalinfo.htm

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: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/03/2020