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Services - 419355-2020

08/09/2020    S174

Ireland-Dublin: Provision of Editing and Proofreading Services

2020/S 174-419355

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


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: 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 Editing and Proofreading Services

Reference number: 171301/5358
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79820000 Services related to printing
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject matter of the FWC is the provision of editing and proofreading services. Eurofound requires specialised, qualified and experienced English-language editorial services to contribute to the development of Eurofound’s publishing activities and ensure the delivery of high-quality print and online publications, while managing a fluctuating workload and bottlenecks. The editorial function is critical in ensuring the high-quality standard of Eurofound publications.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79821100 Proofreading 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 premises designated by the Contractor and agreed by Eurofound.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To disseminate its research findings, Eurofound produces a substantial number of research-based publications each year (over 40 in 2019, a total of around 5 000 standard pages). Eurofound’s key information products are reports (100-150 standard pages) and policy briefs (about 30 standard pages). In addition, Eurofound publishes a variety of HTML-based products, such as quarterly reports detailing national-level developments in industrial relations and working conditions.

English is the working language of Eurofound and the source language of all publications. Some short items — such as executive summaries — are translated into 20+ languages; for these, a very high-quality of English in the original is vital to ensure effective and accurate translation.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the objectives of the contract and the work to be carried out / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Management approach in terms of organisation, flexibility and service orientation / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Quality assurance and control / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 40
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
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: 2020/S 062-146877
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: 20-3010-01

Provision of Editing and Proofreading Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Prepress Projects Ltd
National registration number: SC209251
Postal address: Algo Business Centre, Glenearn Rd
Town: Perth
Postal code: PH2 0NJ
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 000 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 10 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
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: