Services - 542065-2020

13/11/2020    S222

Ireland-Dublin: Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

2020/S 222-542065

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

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

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Eurofound — European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Postal address: Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin
Town: Dublin
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: D18 KP65
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Sandra Brudenell-Bruce
E-mail: OSUTenders@eurofound.europa.eu
Telephone: +353 12043100
Fax: +353 12826456
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about-eurofound/procurement/opportunities/open

Section II: Object

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

Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

Reference number: 171104/4643
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79311200 Survey conduction services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.2)Description
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 IRELAND
Main site or place of performance:

All European Union (EU) Member States and (subject to funds availability) acceding and candidate countries.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

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:

Preparation:

— sampling;

— questionnaire preparation and finalisation (including cognitive test);

— translation;

— pilot test.

Implementation:

— fieldwork;

— data processing.

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in days: 36
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 226-516057

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 18-3030-41
Title:

Preparation and Implementation of the 7th European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
19/10/2018
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: IPSOS NV
National registration number: 0456.823.775
Postal address: Grote Steenweg 110
Town: Berchem
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: 2600
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 92162222
Internet address: https://www.ipsos.com/en-be
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 5 200 182.00 EUR

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
E-mail: cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/11/2020

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
79311200 Survey conduction services
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79311000 Survey services
72314000 Data collection and collation services
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE IRELAND
Main site or place of performance:

All European Union (EU) Member States and (subject to funds availability) acceding and candidate countries.

VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

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:

Preparation:

— sampling;

— questionnaire preparation and finalisation (including cognitive test);

— translation;

— pilot test.

Implementation:

— fieldwork;

— data processing.

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 36
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 5 200 182.00 EUR
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: IPSOS NV
National registration number: 0456.823.775
Postal address: Grote Steenweg 110
Town: Berchem
NUTS code: BE BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Postal code: 2600
Country: Belgium
Telephone: +32 92162222
Internet address: https://www.ipsos.com/en-be
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

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.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for modification brought about by circumstances which a diligent contracting authority/entity could not foresee (Art. 43(1)(c) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(c) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(c) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the circumstances which rendered the modification necessary and explanation of the unforeseen nature of these circumstances:

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.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 5 200 182.00 EUR
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 5 200 182.00 EUR