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Services - 549588-2020

17/11/2020    S224

Lithuania-Vilnius: Gender Equality and Socio-economic Consequences of the Covid-19 Crisis

2020/S 224-549588

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: European Institute for Gender Equality
Postal address: Gedimino av.16
Town: Vilnius
NUTS code: LT011 Vilniaus apskritis
Postal code: LT 01103
Country: Lithuania
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: gender equality

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Gender Equality and Socio-economic Consequences of the Covid-19 Crisis

Reference number: EIGE/2020/OPER/15
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000 Research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall objective of the study is to collect and analyse EU-wide information on the socio-economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis on women and men, notably in terms of work-life balance, and thereby to provide new knowledge on the multi-faceted impacts on gender equality as well as gender sensitive ways out of the crisis.

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: 370 000.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises as indicated in the tender documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The study shall focus on the Covid-19 crisis impacts on gender equality with a nexus of:

1) labour market situation, working arrangements and incomes;

2) work-life balance;

3) the role of employment and income supporting factors, such as recovery measures and public policies.

The study shall be based on mixed-methods research, adopt gender and intersectional perspectives and shall conduct the following major types of research:

1) On the basis of the most recently available data and emerging literature, it shall provide an EU-wide outlook on the Covid-19 crisis induced gender equality relevant changes within the labour market, working arrangements and incomes, as well their implications for work-life balance.

2) It shall propose a survey methodology and subsequently collect and analyse the online survey data from across all Member States, in order to obtain a more comprehensive evidence on the sustaining impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on work-life balance from the gender equality perspective.

3) It shall collect national knowledge on the gender equality impacts of the introduced recovery and public policy measures, in order to better understand linkages between changes in work-life balance and the effectiveness of crisis management tools from the gender equality perspective.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the proposed methodology, including assessment of project context / Weighting: 65
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 15
Price - Weighting: 30 %
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
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 142-348303
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
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: EIGE/2020/OPER/15

Gender Equality and Socio-economic Consequences of the Covid-19 Crisis

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: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Instituto Per La Ricerca Sociale (IRS)
National registration number: 868582
Postal address: Via XX Settembre 24
Town: Milan
Country: Italy
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 370 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 368 700.00 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: 19 %

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
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within 2 months of the notification of the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to knowledge. A complaint to the European Ombudsman does not have as an effect either to suspend this period or to open a new period for lodging appeals.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: