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Services - 376785-2021

26/07/2021    S142

Italy-Ispra: Citizen Participation and Deliberation Services

2021/S 142-376785

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), JRC.H — Knowledge Management (Ispra), JRC.H.1 — Knowledge for Policy: Concepts and Methods
Postal address: Via Enrico Fermi 2749
Town: Ispra (VA)
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Postal code: I-21027
Country: Italy
E-mail: jrc-ispra-dir-h-procurement@ec.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=9026
Additional information can be obtained from 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
II.1.1)Title:

Citizen Participation and Deliberation Services

Reference number: JRC/IPR/2021/OP/1900-PIN
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79315000 Social research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The JRC is considering a framework contract with the objective to provide services to cover the conceptualisation, preparation and implementation of citizen participation and deliberation activities, including deliberative formats, led by, and in close collaboration with, the European Commission. This includes geographical scales from local through to multi-country activities. At the same time, the objective of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to collect information from the market on a prospective call for tenders. The JRC is asking interested service providers, and particularly those with considerable relevant expertise and practical experience in the field, to respond to the following anonymous survey https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/FWC_CitizenEngagementEU before 17 September 2021. All submitted data will be treated with strict confidentiality. Replies by other means will not be considered.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79315000 Social research services
22121000 Technical publications
73210000 Research consultancy services
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
79421000 Project-management services other than for construction work
79952000 Event services
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Main site or place of performance:

Via Enrico Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (VA), ITALY.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The framework contract would include the following major types of services: setting up various methodologies to perform participant recruitment in accordance to pre-specified criteria; the recruitment, and interaction with, skilled facilitator teams in Member States; group facilitation; the planning, management and evaluation of in-person, online and/or hybrid participatory formats, including relevant logistical support; the selection, adaptation and evaluation of participatory methodologies and processes, their design, implementation and monitoring; audio-visual and other technical support; recording, transcribing and analytical processing of deliberative proceedings; design and publishing of related online and/or printed materials; performing research on policy-relevant themes; stock-taking analysis and situational analysis; delivering high-quality analytical and technical reports; aggregating insights and knowledge from participatory proceedings.

This survey is in no way binding the JRC to procure; it is not an invitation to tender or a request for offer. The procurement of any services described in the survey may not necessarily take place. Any of the information submitted may be used in the development of future calls for tender.

The JRC are not obligated in any manner to any respondent to this survey, except with respect to confidentiality obligations. The JRC will not discuss or negotiate responses to this survey.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
05/11/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice announces the intention of the contracting authority to publish a future call for tenders. No other information or documents are available at this stage. Interested economic operators are invited to subscribe at the address in section I.3) in order to get notified when the contract notice and all the procurement documents, including the tender specifications, are published.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/07/2021