Services - 349628-2021

12/07/2021    S132

Ireland-Dublin: Provision of Canteen and Catering Services at Eurofound

2021/S 132-349628

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


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: Co. Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: D18 KP65
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Sandra Brudenell-Bruce
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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 Canteen and Catering Services at Eurofound

Reference number: 211015/5847
II.1.2)Main CPV code
55500000 Canteen and catering services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The main purpose of this tender is to contract a friendly, efficient provision and timely delivery of high-quality canteen and catering services at Eurofound. The main purpose of the hospitality service is to provide balanced, healthy and tasty food to staff and its visitors.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
55510000 Canteen services
55520000 Catering 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 Eurofound’s premises in Dublin (Ireland).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful contractor will be expected to provide the following services to Eurofound:

— on-going staff service (both breakfast and lunch) in the canteen;

— ad-hoc catering service for conferences, meetings and other events.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of food proposed / Weighting: 40
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed menu presentation / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed organisation of work and resources / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the tenderer environmental policies and actions / Weighting: 15
Price - Weighting: 50
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

Note: TUPE or the Transfer of Undertakings Directive of 1977, which became part of Irish law by the European Communities (Safeguarding of Employees' Rights on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations, 1980, protects the rights of employees where the business in which they are employed is transferred to a new owner, and is applicable to this contract. See tender specifications for further details.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

Previously awarded contract was terminated due to contractual matters. Accelerated procedure is required in order to ensure Eurofound's canteen being fully operational and available to staff as soon as possible.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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 101-265559
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: 21-1400-02

Provision of Canteen and Catering Services at Eurofound

A contract/lot is awarded: no
V.1)Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The price propose by the only tender received for this contract was found to exceed the maximum amount set by Eurofound as determined and documented internally prior to launching the procurement procedure. As a result, the tender was judged to be unacceptable and rejected. Subsequently Eurofound has decided to cancel the procedure. A competitive procedure with negotiation without prior publication of a contract notice is planned to be used in order to ensure contract award.

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: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
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: