Services - 291999-2016

24/08/2016    S162

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Brand audit and quality analyses in view of promoting and enhancing the value of official statistics in the EU

2016/S 162-291999

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Eurostat
Postal address: rue Alcide de Gasperi
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg (Grand-Duché)
Postal code: 2920
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: ESTAT-FINANCIAL-CELL-DIR-C-D@ec.europa.eu
Fax: +352 430134150
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
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=1826
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: Market research services.

Section II: Object

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

Brand audit and quality analyses in view of promoting and enhancing the value of official statistics in the EU.

Reference number: ESTAT/D/2016/022.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79310000 Market research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The statistical services forming the subject of this invitation to tender are divided into the following lots:

lot 1: brand audit in view of promoting the value of official statistics in the EU;

lot 2: quality analysis in view of enhancing the value of official statistics in the EU and development of the conceptual elements of a common quality framework for the ESS.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 430 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Brand audit in view of promoting the value of official statistics in the EU

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79310000 Market research services
79340000 Advertising and marketing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG (GRAND-DUCHÉ)
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of lot 1 ‘Brand audit in view of promoting the value of official statistics in the EU’ is to get a brand audit with the help of user feedback, expert analysis and strategic and operational recommendations.

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: 160 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 7
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Quality analysis in view of enhancing the value of official statistics in the EU and development of the conceptual elements of a common quality framework for the ESS

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79330000 Statistical services
79310000 Market research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG (GRAND-DUCHÉ)
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of lot 2 ‘Quality analysis in view of enhancing the value of official statistics in the EU and development of the conceptual elements of a common quality framework for the ESS’ is to:

— gain an in-depth understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a set of European statistics, notably against the quality criteria or components related to quality, in order to have a clear understanding of the quality criteria and perception/image of European statistics, as well as possible trade-offs between these criteria, and to make strategic and operational recommendations on how to improve their market position and recognition, including by better communication, on the information market and, hence, to better meet current and new user needs,

— analyse the existing quality management systems, including quality assurance methods and tools and risk management methods in the ESS, in order to develop core values, principles and a model for an enhanced common quality framework, including risk management, with specific elements and requirements and a common vocabulary.

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: 270 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

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
List and brief description of conditions:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

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
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 14/10/2016
Local time: 16:30
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24/10/2016
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Eurostat, room Bech D4/707, Joseph Bech Building, 5, rue Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg (Kirchberg), LUXEMBOURG.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

1 authorised representative of each tenderer may be present at this opening session. A written authorisation signed by the tenderer or his duly authorised agent must be handed to the opening committee.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in Section I.3.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/08/2016