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Services - 301070-2021

16/06/2021    S115

Ireland-Dublin: Human and Ethical Implications of Automation and Digitisation at the Workplace on Work Organisation and Working Conditions

2021/S 115-301070

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Postal address: Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown
Town: Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: D18 K65
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Sandra Brudenell-Bruce
E-mail: OSUTenders@eurofound.europa.eu
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about-eurofound/procurement/opportunities/open
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:

Human and Ethical Implications of Automation and Digitisation at the Workplace on Work Organisation and Working Conditions

Reference number: 210503/5726
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Eurofound has decided to use the open procedure in order to award direct contracts for the Human and ethical implications of automation and digitisation at the workplace on work organisation and working conditions.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 113 870.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Delphi Surveys and Interviews with National Policy Stakeholders

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the Contractor and agreed by Eurofound.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Conducting Delphi survey with ethics experts and technology experts and reporting of the findings, conducting interviews with policy stakeholders and reporting findings.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology and research plan / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Composition and skills of the team in relation to the required scope of work / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of work, project management and quality control measures / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 40
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

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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Case Studies of Establishments Introducing Approaches, Measures and Actions Dealing with the Ethical and Human Implications of Digitisation and Automation at Workplace Level

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79315000 Social research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the Contractor and agreed by Eurofound.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Conducting case studies and provision of four case study reports of establishments introducing approaches, measures and actions dealing with the ethical and human implications of digitisation and automation at workplace level.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology and research plan / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Composition and skills of the team in relation to the required scope of work / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of work, project management and quality control measures / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 40
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

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

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2021/S 051-127369
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 21-3030-02
Lot No: 1
Title:

Delphi Surveys and Interviews with National Policy Stakeholders

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/06/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 3
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: VVA Brussels
National registration number: 0597770616
Postal address: Avenue des Arts 11
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 22237926
Internet address: https://www.vva.it/en/economics-policy/
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Open Evidence S.L.
National registration number: Volum 43829, Foli 75, Full B 439230, Inscriptio 1
Postal address: Avenida Tibidado 39
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08035
Country: Spain
E-mail: info@open-evidence.com
Internet address: https://open-evidence.com/
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 56 820.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 12 %

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2
Lot No: 2
Title:

Case Studies of Establishments Introducing Approaches, Measures and Actions Dealing with the Ethical and Human Implications of Digitisation and Automation at Workplace Level

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/06/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 3
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 4
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: VVA Brussels
National registration number: 0597770616
Postal address: Avenue des Arts 11
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE100 Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale / Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Postal code: 1210
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 22237926
Internet address: https://www.vva.it/en/economics-policy/
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Open Evidence S.L.
National registration number: Volum 43829, Foli 75, Full B 439230, Inscriptio 1
Postal address: Avenida Tibidado 39
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08035
Country: Spain
Internet address: https://open-evidence.com/
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 57 050.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 6 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of notification of the outcome of the procedure (award decision), tenderers may launch an action for its annulment. Any request tenderers may make and any reply from Eurofound, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment nor open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated under Heading VI.4.1) of the contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/06/2021