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Lithuania-Vilnius: Study on area G of the Beijing Platform for Action — women in power and decision-making

2014/S 105-184181

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: European Institute for Gender Equality
Postal address: Gedimino pr. 16
Town: Vilnius
Postal code: LT-01103
Country: Lithuania
For the attention of: Ms Vera Zazvonov

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Gender equality.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Study on area G of the Beijing Platform for Action — women in power and decision-making.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor's premises, and any other place indicated in the tender documents.

NUTS code LT00A Vilniaus apskritis

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The study to be carried out under this contract shall focus on the implementation of the strategic objectives of the Beijing Platform for Action in the area G on women in power and decision-making in political, economic and social areas in the EU Member States. The study shall consist of 3 parts:
part A of the study will focus on reviewing the progress made in reaching a more equal share of women and men in political and economic decision-making in the EU Member States since 2010. It will also include a collection of data on gender equality in decision-making in sports,
part B of the study shall focus on the identification of good practices that effectively promote and support a wider and better participation of women in political decision-making at the EU and Member States' levels,
part C of the study will analyse the extent to which the European Parliament and national parliaments can be considered gender sensitive and, in addition, will collect evidence on the benefits of gender-sensitive parliaments in the EU.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98200000 Equal opportunities consultancy services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 390 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 11 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Not required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As specified in the contract attached to the tender dossier.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint tenders submitted by several operators (a consortium) are allowed. In such cases, 1 of the members must be designated as the group leader or group manager.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: — to identify her/himself, the tenderer must fill in the legal entity form and financial identification form (please refer to Section 2.4 in the tender specifications available at:,

— exclusion criteria: please refer to Section 2.4 of the tender specifications available at:

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: — please refer to Section 2.4 of the tender specifications available at:

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

— please refer to Section 2.4 of the tender specifications available at:

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23.7.2014 - 10:00


Gedimino pr. 16, LT-01103 Vilnius, LITHUANIA, EET time.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Tender documents can be downloaded from

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: boulevard Konrad Adenauer
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address:

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The European Ombudsman
Postal address: PO Box 403
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: