Services - 517885-2021

Submission deadline has been amended by:  528978-2021
13/10/2021    S199

Ireland-Dublin: European Working Conditions Survey 2024 (EWCS 2024)

2021/S 199-517885

Contract notice


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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Postal address: Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown
Town: Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: D18 K65
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Sandra Brudenell-Bruce
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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:
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
Other activity: Social policy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

European Working Conditions Survey 2024 (EWCS 2024)

Reference number: 210702/5913
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79311200 Survey conduction services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this contract is the preparation and implementation of the European Working Conditions Survey 2024 (EWCS 2024) in all European Union (EU) Member States.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 7 250 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311000 Survey services
72314000 Data collection and collation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

All European Union (EU) Member States. The tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor and agreed by Eurofound.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this contract is the preparation and implementation of the EWCS 2024. It aims to meet three key objectives:

1. collecting data on job quality and quality of working life:

— face-to-face, to allow for comparison with previous editions of the EWCS,

— online, to allow assessing mode differences and to link the existing face-to-face time series to a possible future online time series;

2. testing push-to-web designs:

— test the optimal questionnaire duration for the online questionnaires,

— test the effectiveness and efficiency of recruitment and reminder strategies and modes, including the use of incentives,

— collect data on the offline population (those invited to complete the survey online but unable or unwilling to do so);

3. testing a panel design:

— test the effectiveness and efficiency of recruitment and reminder strategies and modes.

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: 7 250 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 38
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 3
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The European Working Conditions Survey 2024 (EWCS 2024) will cover all European Union (EU) Member States. Subject to the availability of funding it may also cover some or all of the following: the seven Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries (CPC; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey), Norway and Switzerland.

Note that the part of the service related to the Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries, Norway and Switzerland is considered by Eurofound as an ‘option’ – i.e. quantitative extras, ancillary to the main purchase and which are optional for Eurofound which has the right to buy them or not.

The test of upfront recruitment into the panel of online target respondents might be deployed in some or all countries (as decided by Eurofound) if the push-to-web variant is selected to be implemented.

With regard to the respondents in the online segment, the four online follow-up waves might be carried out in some or all countries (as decided by Eurofound), either by Eurofound itself – in which case the contractor is required to transfer the contact details of the consenting respondents – or by the contractor.

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

As the working language of Eurofound is English, we would appreciate if the request to participate and the subsequent tender was in English.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 09/11/2021
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 10/12/2021
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: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within two months of notification of the outcome of the procedure (award decision), tenderers may launch an action for its annulment. Any request tenderers may make and any reply from Eurofound, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment nor open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated under Heading VI.4.1) of the contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: