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Ireland-Dublin: Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)
Modification of a contract/concession during its term
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)
All European Union (EU) Member States and (subject to funds availability) acceding and candidate countries.
The objective of this tender is to conclude a framework contract for the timely and high quality preparation and implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS). Workers should be interviewed face-to-face in their homes using Computer Assisted Personal interviewing (CAPI). The work envisaged under the 7th EWCS will cover the following phases:
— questionnaire preparation and finalisation (including cognitive test);
— pilot test.
— data processing.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information
Within 2 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.
Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession
Eurofound and IPSOS have agreed to switch from the original CAPI to CATI mode as the alternative solution for continuing the EWCS as it was no longer possible to contact and interview in a face-to-face mode due to Covid-19 restrictions being imposed or lifted in several countries in unpredictable manner. Despite the necessary change on the modality of the contract implementation, its total value remained unchanged, notwithstanding significant (additional) costs relating to transition from CAPI to CATI mode, including the necessity of repeating the survey preparatory phase, thanks to a significantly lower cost of the new survey mode.
Covid-19 restrictions being imposed or lifted in unpredictable manner in several countries in which the EWCS was being implemented made the modification of the survey mode necessary.