Services - 328525-2019

15/07/2019    S134

Lithuania-Vilnius: Gender Inequalities in Unpaid Care Work and on the Labour Market in the EU

2019/S 134-328525

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 01103
Country: Lithuania

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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

Gender Inequalities in Unpaid Care Work and on the Labour Market in the EU

Reference number: EIGE/2019/OPER/10
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The main objective of this procedure is to select the best proposal for the study that will serve as a basis for EIGE’s report to the German Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second semester of 2020.

The study to be carried out under this contract shall focus on the implementation of three strategic objectives of the BPfA in area F ‘Women and the Economy’ namely ‘F1 relating to women’s economic rights and independence, F5 addressing occupational segregation and F6 relating to work-life balance’.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 290 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The overall objective of the study aims at deepening the understanding of the links between unequal sharing of caring between women and men in families and broader gender inequalities in the labour market.

The study shall be based on mixed-methods research, adopt an intersectional analysis and shall explore gender inequalities in unpaid care work and on the labour market in the EU. In particular, the research shall assess:

— how gender inequalities in unpaid care activities link with gender inequalities in pay/earnings,

— the national conditions leading to and enabling care work being externalized/outsourced and describe how paid care work is provided and compensated and whether it constitutes decent work,

— different arrangements in paid work and care work in partnership relations in private households (predominating in different countries), and

— the trends in the progress towards equal sharing of unpaid care activities in partnerships (‘earner-carer-model’).

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: 290 000.00 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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 listed 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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 26/08/2019
Local time: 10:00
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: 27/08/2019
Local time: 10:00

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 reference 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:
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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: