Services - 609358-2020

18/12/2020    S247

Ireland-Loughlinstown: Preparation and Implementation of the Seventh European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS)

2020/S 247-609358

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, Co. Dublin
Town: Loughlinstown
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 Seventh 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 and other European 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 Seventh 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 Seventh 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: 40
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 Seventh 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:

The contract was already modified twice earlier. See modification notices in the OJ S: 2020/S 222-542065 and 2020/S 236-581571.

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:
10/12/2020

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 availibility) acceding and candidate countries and other European 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 Seventh 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 Seventh 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: 40
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 6 116 753.96 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 was made to switch the survey modality from CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal interviewing) to CATI (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing) due to Covid-19 earlier in June 2020 when the survey fieldwork was already undergoing. The nature of the current modification is to make the best use of the work done and the data gathered before the survey modality switch. The additional work conducted due to this modification will regard re-interviewing respondents who managed to be interviewed under CAPI mode in order to provide unique data allowing for the comparison of the pre-Covid situation of respondents and their experience in spring 2021.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for additional works, services or supplies by the original contractor/concessionaire (Art. 43(1)(b) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(b) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(b) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the economic or technical reasons and the inconvenience or duplication of cost preventing a change of contractor:

Using any other contractor for providing the additional service sought would not be possible for technical reasons as it is the current contractor who has access to the respondents interviewed earlier on and the technical solution in place to re-contact them. In addition, the current contractor already has interviewing teams on the ground (i.e. call centres) in all countries concerned capable of conducting this additional work. Using any other contractor would lead to a serious inconvenience to Eurofound and inevitable duplication of cost.

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: 6 116 753.96 EUR