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Services - 384385-2021

29/07/2021    S145

Greece-Thessaloniki: Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) On In-work Learning of EU Enterprises

2021/S 145-384385

Contract notice

Services

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
Postal address: Service Post, 123 Europe Street Pylaia
Town: Thessaloniki
NUTS code: EL522 Θεσσαλονίκη / Thessaloniki
Postal code: 57001
Country: Greece
E-mail: c4t-services@cedefop.europa.eu
Telephone: +30 2310490287
Fax: +30 2310490028
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu
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=9068
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=9068
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
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) On In-work Learning of EU Enterprises

Reference number: AO/DSL/KPOUL/AI -LiW/007/21
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of this contract is to improve understanding of the (causal) impact of advancing digital technologies, with specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI), on changing skill needs and the implications for in-work learning within EU enterprises. This will be accomplished by means of gathering information via extensive case studies of EU enterprises, in particular at least 30 case studies in 5 EU countries.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: EL Ελλάδα  / Elláda
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor’s premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The case studies involve in-depth qualitative interviews with management, workforce and employee representatives, observational field analysis and in-company surveys. The research should enable deep and fundamental understanding of the within-firm organisational and workplace dynamics spurred by the adoption (or not) of cutting-edge AI technologies, as moderators of in-work learning. The information derived from this study should inform Cedefop’s know-how on digitalisation and the future of work and the design of suitable digital, VET and skills policies for the EU.

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: 250 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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

Cedefop shall be in a low period activity from 2 August 2021 until 20 August 2021 and shall be closed on 15 August 2021.

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:

For more information please refer to 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.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)Description
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: 01/10/2021
Local time: 15:59
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 04/10/2021
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Cedefop's premises in Thessaloniki, Greece. The 'local time' mentioned above shall be understood as Greek local time (UTC+3 at the date of the opening).

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Due to Covid-19 outbreak, the public opening of tenders will take place virtually. For more information please see point 3.2 of the 'Invitation to Tender'.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

1) In case of unavailability or disruptions in the functioning of the electronic means of communication provided in section I.3) in the last 5 calendar days before the time limit for receipt indicated in section IV.2.2), the contracting authority reserves the right to extend this time limit and publish the extension at the internet address provided in section I.3), without a preceding publication of a corrigendum to this notice. Economic operators interested in this procurement are invited to subscribe to the call for tenders at the address in section I.3) in order to get notified when new information or documents are published.

2) In point IV.2.2) 'Time limit for receipt of tenders', local time must be understood as Greek local time (UTC+3).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxemburg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: General Court
Town: Luxemburg
Country: Luxembourg
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/07/2021