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Ireland-Dublin: Preparation and implementation of the 4th European company survey (ECS)
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about-eurofound/procurement/opportunities/open
Main address: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en
Union law, complemented, where necessary, by the law of Ireland.
Section II: Object
Preparation and implementation of the 4th European company survey (ECS).
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.
Computer-assisted Web interviewing (CAWI) survey, supported by telephone contacting and follow-up
All European Union (EU) Member States.
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).
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.
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.
For lot 2 the contractor will be required to carry out all stages of the survey through CATI.
Note that estimated value of the framework agreement provided under point II.2.6 does not include the cost of the options concerned.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
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.