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Services - 292808-2019

25/06/2019    S120

Lithuania-Vilnius: Study on Factors that Facilitate Witness Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence

2019/S 120-292808

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Institute for Gender Equality
Postal address: Gedimino av.16
Town: Vilnius
NUTS code: LT011 Vilniaus apskritis
Postal code: LT 01 103
Country: Lithuania
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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: Gender equality

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Study on Factors that Facilitate Witness Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence

Reference number: EIGE/2019/OPER/08
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall objective of the study is to contribute to increased knowledge among relevant decision makers on viable and effective approaches in EU Member States aimed at increasing the role of witnesses, which can be used to improve the level of responses to intimate partner violence. The specific objective is to propose solutions for future support of Member States in actively engaging witnesses in their efforts to tackle violence against women, and specifically intimate partner violence in the European Union.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 180 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to facilitate EIGE’s continued work on improving Member States’ and European Union’s responses to intimate partner violence against women, the study will aim to:

— review data (research, legal framework and policy) available in all Member States concerning the reporting of intimate partner violence by witnesses, in order to identify the types of witnesses, types of environment/circumstances where reporting of intimate partner violence by witnesses most often occurs and what are the factors which facilitate the reporting (and barriers which may limit that reporting),

— carry out in-depth qualitative research in selected 4 Member States in order to identify the factors which lead to the reporting of intimate partner violence by witnesses in the context of identified environments where reporting predominantly occurs. The research will include:

1) Interviews with professionals working with witnesses who report intimate partner violence; and

2) Interviews with individual witnesses who reported intimate partner violence; and

3) Focus groups.

— propose a range of targeted and specific recommendations on how to further facilitate and make better use of the reporting by witnesses of intimate partner violence.

The geographical scope of the study shall include all Member States of the European Union.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 9
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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

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:

Indicated in the draft contract.

Section IV: Procedure

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/07/2019
Local time: 11:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 30/07/2019
Local time: 11:00

EIGE's premises.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 1 authorised representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of the bids as an observer. Companies are requested to notify their intention at the latest 2 working days in advance to the contact address indicated in Section I of this notice with a notification containing the ref. number of the procedure.

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:

The time limit for receipt of tenders indicated in this Contract Notice shall be understood as 11:00 Brussels time (UTC+02:00) which corresponds to 12:00 Vilnius time (UTC+03:00).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification of the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: