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Services - 446067-2017

09/11/2017    S215

Belgium-Brussels: Follow-up study on trade union practices on non-discrimination and diversity

2017/S 215-446067

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, Unit JUST/04, Programme and Financial Management
Postal address: MO59 04/021
Town: Brussels
Postal code: 1049
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 22981708
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Follow-up study on trade union practices on non-discrimination and diversity.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72316000 Data analysis services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The main purpose of the contract is to provide the Commission with an updated, qualitative analysis of trade unions' practices and/or initiatives on anti-discrimination and diversity. Among the discrimination grounds enumerated in Article 19 TFEU, the study, which this contract seeks to implement, shall primarily focus on discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin (including Roma), religion or belief, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. The main goals are then: (1) to track the main developments in trade union practices and/or initiatives on non-discrimination and equality since 2010, (2) to identify and extract the elements garnering the success of the former, and (3) to examine their potential transferability to other Member States.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79100000 Legal services
72314000 Data collection and collation services
79330000 Statistical services
79311000 Survey services
71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71620000 Analysis services
79311300 Survey analysis services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The selected tenderer is expected to:

— identify the indicative 15–20 most relevant trade union practices and/or initiatives for a qualitative in-depth analysis based on findings and recommendations of the 2010 trade union study,

— identify an indicative number of 25 further, new relevant trade union practices and/or initiatives that have not been covered by the 2010 trade union study,

— conduct a restricted number of qualitative and comparative case studies, of indicatively 20 trade union practices and/or initiatives that have been identified as most relevant under the previous tasks, covering all the clusters agreed on by the steering committee, with the aim of (1) identifying the elements garnering the success of the initiative and/or practice, and (2) assessing their transferability,

— organise a one-and-a-half-day conference, designed to (1) train an indicative number of 120 trade union representatives who subsequently act as trainers on the national level (i.e. ‘train the trainers’), and (2) to disseminate the results of the study among trade union representatives and other relevant stakeholders,

— produce 2 sets of publications and a slide show.

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: 350 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
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

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:

See tender specifications.

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.1.1)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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/12/2017
Local time: 12:00
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: 22/12/2017
Local time: 10:30

Rue Montoyer 59, 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

1 representative of each tenderer may attend the opening of the bids.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

For British candidates or tenderers:

Please be aware that after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rules of access to EU procurement procedures of economic operators established in third countries will apply to candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom depending on the outcome of the negotiations. In case such access is not provided by legal provisions in force candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom could be rejected from the procurement procedure.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: General Court
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: