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Služby - 339984-2016

01/10/2016    S190

Ireland-Dublin: Provision of qualitative research study on organisational-level interventions reducing the negative effects of restructuring on employees in large company establishments in the EU

2016/S 190-339984

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Eurofound — European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Postal address: Wyattville Road
Town: Dublin
NUTS code: IE021 Dublin
Postal code: D18 KP65
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Lidia Jankowska
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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: Social policy.

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of qualitative research study on organisational-level interventions reducing the negative effects of restructuring on employees in large company establishments in the EU.

Reference number: 130417/4130.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The work to be undertaken under this contract will form part of a broader research project and the key findings will feed into the thematic section of the 2017 ERM annual report prepared by Eurofound.

The general objective of this contract is three-fold:

1) to provide a better understanding of the implementation of organisational-level interventions introduced in company establishments to offset the negative effects of restructuring on the remaining workforce;

2) to assist practitioners in the implementation of effective organisational interventions during restructuring;

3) to raise awareness among policymakers of the importance of organisational interventions investing in the remaining human capital for healthier restructuring and inform policy developments in the area.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 80 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE021 Dublin
Main site or place of performance:

The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor and agreed by Eurofound. A kick-off meeting with Eurofound will be held at Eurofound's premises in Dublin (Ireland).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The work will ultimately consist in developing ‘good practice’ quality criteria and practical guidelines for the implementation of effective organisational interventions in restructured workplaces with a view to minimising the negative effects of restructuring for the remaining employees and fostering a positive and productive work environment. This will draw from different sources of information, including a review of the literature (task A), in-depth qualitative expert interviews (task B) and analyses and assessment of company case examples (task C). In this last stage of the contract the contractor is expected to conduct a comparative overview on the elaborated case examples and draw key lessons for both a practitioner and policy-making audience (task D).

Expected deliverables:

— final interim report (approximately 10 pages or 4 000 words),

— final case example reports (5) of approximately 10–15 pages or 4 000–6 000 words per case example,

— final comparative overview of approximately 25 pages or 10 000 words.

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: 80 000.00 EUR
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:

Please refer to point 5.3.2 of the tender specifications as provided in part B procurement documents accessible on the e-tendering site under the specific call for tender.

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.2.3)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.1.8)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: 02/11/2016
Local time: 17:00
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: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 09/11/2016
Local time: 11:00

Tenders will be opened at the offices of Eurofound, room number LH5.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

1 person representing the tenderer may be present at the opening; participation will be restricted to an observer role. Please advise Ms Lidia Jankowska in advance if you intend to be present at the opening of tenders.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Calls for tender are open to natural and legal persons from European Union Member States and from countries which have signed a special agreement with the European Union in the field of public procurement.

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
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: