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27/01/2016    S18    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Ireland-Dublin: The future of manufacturing — developing regional industrial policy capacity

2016/S 018-026791

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Eurofound — European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Wyattville Road
For the attention of: Lidia Jankowska
D18 KP65 Dublin
Ireland
Telephone: +353 12043100
E-mail: OSUTenders@eurofound.europa.eu
Fax: +353 12826456

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu

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

Electronic access to information: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about/procurement/opportunities/open

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: Social policy.
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The future of manufacturing — developing regional industrial policy capacity.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor and agreed by Eurofound.

NUTS code IE021

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 aim of this contract is to map the existing industrial policy capacity in selected EU regions, the identification of elements and processes of overall regional policy design and implementation and the identification of good practices thereof.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
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:
The study conducted by the contractor under this contract shall consist of the following:
— an induction report specifying the methodological approach and time schedule. It will also include the methodological tools, such as the good practice criteria and case study suggestions as well as interview guidelines. Accordingly, it will also take into account the discussions of the kick-off meeting,
— a first draft of the case studies (at least 15 pages, each), and potentially further drafts incorporating any revisions requested by Eurofound. The number of drafts will depend on the quality of the initial case studies and revisions,
— an interim report of about 30 pages, summarising some first findings of the case study analysis (based on the first drafts of the case studies),
— draft final versions of the case studies (30–40 pages, each) and the overview report (about 80 pages),
— final case studies (30–40 pages, each), including the list of interview partners and an Excel file with data for any included graphs,
— a final overview report (about 80 pages) and an Excel file with data for any included graphs,
— an abstract of a maximum of 150 words,
— an executive summary of a maximum of 1 100 words.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 140 000 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: 14 (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 applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to the draft service contract as provided in part D of the tender pack accessible to all interested parties on the Eurofound website.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to points 7 and 8 of the terms of reference as provided in part B of the tender pack accessible to all interested parties on the Eurofound website.
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: Please refer to points 10.1 and 10.2 of the terms of reference as provided in part B of the tender pack accessible to all interested parties on the Eurofound website.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to point 10.3 of the terms of reference as provided in part B of the tender pack accessible to all interested parties on the Eurofound website.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to point 10.4 of the terms of reference as provided in part B of the tender pack accessible to all interested parties on the Eurofound website.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
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:
150009/3939.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.2.2016 - 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.2.2016 - 17:00
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
Other: Please note that the working language of Eurofound is English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 150 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 2.3.2016

Place:

Tenders will be opened at the offices of Eurofound, room number LH5.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 person representing the tenderer may be present at the opening; participation will be restricted to an observer role. Please advise Ms Lidia Jankowska in advance if you intend to be present at the opening of tenders.

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

Parties interested in participating in the tender procedure shall download the tender information pack directly from the Eurofound dedicated Internet page: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about/procurement/opportunities/open

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-eurofound/procurement/general-information-on-procurement

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

General Court of the European Union
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
2925 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

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:
15.1.2016