Services - 315250-2019

08/07/2019    S129

Belgium-Brussels: Study on 'Measuring the Quality of Government at the Sub-national Level and Comparing Results with Previous Studies'

2019/S 129-315250

Contract notice


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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy, TA Cell BU-1
Postal address: Rue de la Loi 200
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Contact person: DG REGIO A.3 — Budget and Financial management
Telephone: +32 22965768
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Study on 'Measuring the Quality of Government at the Sub-national Level and Comparing Results with Previous Studies'

Reference number: 2019CE160AT022
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject of this call for tenders is a study on 'Measuring the quality of government in the European Union at the sub-national level and comparing the results with previous studies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The tasks of this contract are:

1) survey design analysis: an in depth analysis of the citizen-based survey to assess the level of representativeness of the sample at both the national and regional levels for all the Member States; a statistical analysis to find out possible refinements of the questionnaire while maintaining a good level of comparability with the previous EQI editions; a conceptual analysis of the questionnaire to assess whether it is possible to improve the understanding and, consequently, the measurement of the 3 EQI components (quality, impartiality and corruption);

2) Data collection: the results of the fieldwork must be formatted into 2 datasets: one presenting the anonymised micro-data and the other including all the indicators and index components computed at the regional and national level;

3) Composite index computation: the analysis shall include a detailed description of the methodology adopted for the composite index computation and comparison with previous measures of quality of government in the EU;

4) Check of consistency with other sources.

5) Link with socio-economic development and discussion of relevant case studies.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 16
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.1.2)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

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/09/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
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: 24/09/2019
Local time: 11:00

European Commission, DG REGIO, avenue de Beaulieu No 5,1160 Auderghem, Belgium (Métro Demey)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: