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Ireland-Dublin: Preparation and implementation of the 4th European company survey (ECS)

2017/S 097-190767

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Eurofound — European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown
Dublin
D18 KP65
Ireland
Contact person: Lidia Jankowska
Telephone: +353 12043100
E-mail: OSUTenders@eurofound.europa.eu
Fax: +353 12826456
NUTS code: IE021

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

I.1)Name and addresses
Cedefop — European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
PO Box 22427, Finikas
Thessaloniki
551 02
Greece
Telephone: +30 2310-490111
E-mail: c4t-services@cedefop.europa.eu
Fax: +30 2310-490049
NUTS code: GR122

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

Union law, complemented, where necessary, by the law of Ireland.

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=2511
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
Other activity: Social policy.

Section II: Object

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

Preparation and implementation of the 4th European company survey (ECS).

Reference number: 161016/4301.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79311200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject matter of this procurement procedure is preparation and implementation of the 4th European company survey in all European Union (EU) Member States.

This is a joint procurement of Eurofound and Cedefop which decided not only to join resources and expertise at this stage but at the contract implementation stage as well.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Computer-assisted Web interviewing (CAWI) survey, supported by telephone contacting and follow-up

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311000
72314000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

All European Union (EU) Member States.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For lot 1 the contractor will be required to administer both the management and the employee representative interview through computer-assisted Web interviewing (CAWI). The screening for respondents should be carried out through computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI).

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: 2 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Subject to the availability of additional funding, the 4th ECS may be expanded to cover 1, some or all of the following 5 candidate countries (CC) to the EU: Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, 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.2.12)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

Candidates/tenderers must apply for both lots.

Solution offered by lot 1 (CAWI) is preferred.

If affordable tenders of sufficient quality are received for lot 1, the contracting authority will award a contract for lot 1 only — regardless of the cost and quality of the tenders for lot 2.

See point 2.3 of tender specifications (part B) for further details.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Computer-assisted Web interviewing (CAWI) survey, supported by telephone contacting and follow-up

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311000
72314000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

All European Union (EU) Member States.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For lot 2 the contractor will be required to carry out all stages of the survey through CATI.

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: 2 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Subject to the availability of additional funding, the 4th ECS may be expanded to cover 1, some or all of the following 5 candidate countries (CC) to the EU: Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

Note that estimated value of the framework agreement provided under point II.2.6 does not include the cost of the options concerned.

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

Candidates/tenderers must apply for both lots.

If no tenders for lot 1 meet the requirements, the contracting authority will subsequently evaluate tenders received for lot 2 and will award a contract for lot 2 — providing tenders for this lot meet all the requirements set out in the procurement documentation.

See point 2.3 of tender specifications (part B) for further details.

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
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.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
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 16/06/2017
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 10/07/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 7 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

As the working language of Eurofound is English, we would appreciate it if the tender proposal was in English.

This procurement is also open to all natural and legal persons established in a third country which has a special agreement with the Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement. Namely, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway and Serbia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
General Court of the European Union
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Luxembourg
2925
Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/05/2017