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31/10/2015    S212

Ireland-Dublin: Preparation and implementation of the 4th European quality of life survey

2015/S 212-383991

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Eurofound — European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Postal address: Wyattville Road
Town: Dublin 18
Country: Ireland
For the attention of: Lidia Jankowska
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Social policy.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Preparation and implementation of the 4th European quality of life survey.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor and agreed upon by Eurofound.

NUTS code IE021 Dublin

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Eurofound has concluded a contract for the preparation and implementation of the 4th European quality of life survey (EQLS). Information on the previous European quality of life surveys can be found on Eurofound's website:

The fieldwork is expected to take place in 2016.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics, 73210000 Research consultancy services, 72320000 Database services, 79311200 Survey conduction services, 79311300 Survey analysis services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 5 112 369 EUR
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 27-044363 of 7.2.2015

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 99-178262 of 23.5.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 15-3030-11 Lot title: Preparation and implementation of the 4th European quality of life survey (EQLS)
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 2
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: TNS Opinion SA
Postal address: rue Jules Cockx 8–10
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1160
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 26617200
Fax: +32 26617250
Internet address:

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 5 112 369 EUR
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Proportion: 24 %
Short description of the value/proportion of the contract to be sub-contracted: In some instances the country's survey will be carried out by subcontractors.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)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. For more detailed information, please consult the following link:

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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
Internet address:

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the 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.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: