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Services - 170119-2020

10/04/2020    S72

Ireland-Dublin: Provision of Scheduled and On-request Reporting Services — Network of Eurofound Correspondents

2020/S 072-170119

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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: 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
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about-eurofound/procurement/opportunities/open

Section II: Object

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

Provision of Scheduled and On-request Reporting Services — Network of Eurofound Correspondents

Reference number: 161920/4271
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79315000 Social research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Scheduled and On-request Reporting Services – Network of Eurofound Correspondents — France

Lot No: 10
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311400 Economic research services
72314000 Data collection and collation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: SE SVERIGE
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 at the time of conclusion of the contract:

The contract concerned is the result of Eurofound call for tenders aiming at the establishment of a network of correspondents providing both scheduled and on-request reporting services. The network acts as an input mechanism by ensuring the ongoing supply of information research services covering all EU MS and required for the successful implementation of Eurofound's new programming period 2017-2020. The network is also also used to assist, although to a limited extent only, in the provision of information to support Eurofound's communication activities. In addition, services required may extend to other on-request tasks as necessary.

Scheduled reporting services are these of a recurring nature which will be scheduled throughout the year. On-request reporting services refer mainly to these with a less than annual frequency and services where the exact volume is not known in advance.

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Start: 01/03/2018
End: 28/02/2022
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 063-138803

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 18-3030-10
Lot No: 10
Title:

Provision of Scheduled and On-request Reporting Services – Network of Eurofound Correspondents — France

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
26/02/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: IR Share
National registration number: 51256795900014
Postal address: 5 Les Comperes
Town: Fontenoy
NUTS code: FR FRANCE
Postal code: 89520
Country: France
E-mail: frederic.t@irshare.eu
Internet address: http://www.irshare.eu/
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Association Travail, Emploi, Europe, Société (ASTREES)
National registration number: 81/000590
Postal address: 10 rue Saint-Nicolas
Town: Paris
NUTS code: FR FRANCE
Postal code: 75012
Country: France
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 230 108.00 EUR

Section VI: Complementary information

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: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of notification of the outcome of the procedure (award decision), tenderers may launch an action for its annulment. Any request tenderers may make and any reply from Eurofound or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment nor open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated under heading VI.4.1) of the contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/04/2020

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
79315000 Social research services
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311400 Economic research services
72314000 Data collection and collation services
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FR FRANCE
Main site or place of performance:

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

VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

Negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice envisaged under Point 11(1)(e) of Annex 1 FR, Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 (previously Article 134(1)(e) RAP).

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Start: 01/03/2018
End: 28/02/2022
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 46 022.00 EUR
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: IR Share
National registration number: 51256795900014
Postal address: 5 Les Comperes
Town: Fontenoy
NUTS code: FR FRANCE
Postal code: 89520
Country: France
E-mail: frederic.t@irshare.eu
Internet address: http://www.irshare.eu/
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Association Travail, Emploi, Europe, Société (ASTREES)
National registration number: 81/000590
Postal address: 10 rue Saint-Nicolas
Town: Paris
NUTS code: FR FRANCE
Postal code: 75012
Country: France
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

Eurofound exercised its right to increase the original budget ceiling of the framework contract (as envisaged in original procurement documents).

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for additional works, services or supplies by the original contractor/concessionaire (Art. 43(1)(b) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(b) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(b) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the economic or technical reasons and the inconvenience or duplication of cost preventing a change of contractor:

The contract for the provision of scheduled and on-request reporting services — Network of Eurofound Correspondents — Sweden was concluded for 4-year period. At the end of the second year of the contract implementation it became obvious that the amount of the services provided under the on-request part of the contract is higher than originally envisaged. Therefore, it was decided to increase the contract's original ceiling in order to ensure continuity of the service provision until its expiry in the end of February 2022. The pricing of the deliverables provided under the contract was not changed. The reasons for the decision taken were that changing the contractor would not only duplicate cost of running the network (two contractors providing the same service in parallel) but would also not be possible due to interchangeability of the services being provided under the contract.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 230 108.00 EUR
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 276 130.00 EUR