European Commission, COMM — Communication, COMM.A.3 — Media Monitoring and Eurobarometer
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Eurobarometer Services: Flash Eurobarometer Surveys (Lot 1) and Eurobarometer Studies (Lot 2)

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Official name
European Commission, COMM — Communication, COMM.A.3 — Media Monitoring and Eurobarometer
National registration number
-
Postal address
Rue de la Loi 56 (L-56), Wetstraat 56
Town
Brussels
Postal code
B -1049
NUTS code
BE10 - Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Country
BELGIQUE-BELGIË
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-

Internet address(es)

Main address:   https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/communication_en

Address of the buyer profile:   -

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement:   yes

In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:   -

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body:   no

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from

the abovementioned address

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=6204

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted

Official name
-
National registration number
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
Postal code
-
NUTS code
-
Country
-
Contact person
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Main address
-
Address of the buyer profile
-

electronically via:   https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=6204

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: -

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Eurobarometer Services: Flash Eurobarometer Surveys (Lot 1) and Eurobarometer Studies (Lot 2)

Reference number:   COMM/2020/OP/0017

II.1.2) Main CPV code

Main CPV code:   79320000 - Public-opinion polling services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The contract aims at providing the Commission and other EU institutions/agencies with Eurobarometer services. These services will provide the contracting authorities with a better understanding of public opinion through research using opinion polls among the general public as well as specific target groups.
The subject of lot 1 covers Flash Eurobarometer surveys and ad-hoc services.
The subject of lot 2 is the execution and coordination of qualitative surveys and other services in connection with public opinion involving the general public or selected social groups.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT:   47.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots:   yes

Tenders may be submitted for:   all lots: 2

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer:   -

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:   -


II.2) Description Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Flash Eurobarometer Surveys

Lot No:   1

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79320000 - Public-opinion polling services
79311000 - Survey services
79311300 - Survey analysis services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   BE10 - Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest

Main site or place of performance:   — the contractor's premises, — in all countries and territories indicated in the Technical specifications documents (see Annex A Lot 1).

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1 of this call for tenders will allow contracting authorities to order opinion polls, referred to as ‘Flash Eurobarometer surveys’ (hereafter ‘Flash EB’), to be conducted primarily by telephone or online.
The aim of Flash Eurobarometer surveys is to provide a rapid assessment of the state of public opinion and to contribute to the evaluation, validation and formulation of EU policies.
Flash Eurobarometer surveys are ad-hoc thematic surveys on matters relating to European affairs, carried out within a short timespan and conducted at the request of any service of the European Commission and other contracting authorities. Flash EB surveys enable the contracting authorities to rapidly obtain results from surveys conducted with the general public or to focus on specific target groups, such as young people, businesses, etc.

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:   30.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months:   48

This contract is subject to renewal:   no

Description of renewals:   -

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:   -

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted:   no

II.2.11) Information about options

Options:   no

Description of options:   -

II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue:   no

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:   yes

II.2.14) Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).


II.2) Description Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Eurobarometer Studies

Lot No:   2

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

Main CPV code:   79320000 - Public-opinion polling services
79311000 - Survey services
79311300 - Survey analysis services

Supplementary CPV code:   -

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:   BE10 - Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest

Main site or place of performance:   — the contractor's premises, — in all countries and territories indicated in the technical specifications documents (see Annex A Lot 2).

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 2 of this call for tenders will allow contracting authorities to order qualitative studies and/or other research services to analyse public opinion.
The Eurobarometer Studies should help the contracting authorities to fulfil the following objectives:
• to assess in detail the attitudes, opinions, expectations, concerns, etc. of the public and/or of selected social groups in the countries or territories covered by the contract with regard to the different policies and initiatives taken by the various players involved in European integration;
• to understand the reasons why attitudes, opinions, expectations or concerns are voiced;
• to carry out tests on various groups regarding the comprehension and adoption of messages or documents (written documents, videos, logos, promotional material, websites, etc.) prepared by the participating institutions and bodies to be used for information and communication campaigns of the European Union;
• to evaluate, both during the preparation or after dissemination, the understanding and impact of such messages or documents in the national cultures and the different age, sex and socio-professional groups, according to the vectors and styles of communication corresponding to the different target groups;
• to identify the most suitable types of information and media for each of the target groups in the countries or territories covered by the contract;
• to evaluate the impact of policies and decisions already implemented at European Union level;
• to help in the preparation of questionnaires for quantitative surveys;
• to analyse and interpret the results of quantitative surveys and qualitative studies from Eurobarometer Studies or other sources;
• to identify significant national and socio-demographic differences between the countries or territories covered and within them;
• to help developing knowledge of and ability to analyse phenomena connected with public opinion in the European Union, regionally, nationally and globally, as well as in other countries or territories covered in the contract.

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:   17.000.000,00

Currency:   EUR

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months:   48

This contract is subject to renewal:   no

Description of renewals:   -

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:   -

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted:   no

II.2.11) Information about options

Options:   no

Description of options:   -

II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue:   no

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:   yes

II.2.14) Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of selection criteria:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

-

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

-

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents:   yes

List and brief description of selection criteria:

-

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

-

III.1.5 Information about reserved contracts

The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons:   no

The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes:   no

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession:   -

Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:   -

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

See internet address provided in section I.3).

III.2.2) 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:   no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement:   yes

Framework agreement with several operators:   yes

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement:   2

In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:   -

The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system:   no

The dynamic purchasing system might be used by additional purchasers:   no

IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated:   no

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:   no

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used:   no

Additional information about electronic auction:   -

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:   yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:   -

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date:   17-08-2020

Local time:   16:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

-

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

BG, CS, DA, DE, EL, EN, ES, ET, FI, FR, GA, HR, HU, IT, LT, LV, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, SV

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months:   9

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:   19-08-2020

Local time:   10:00

Place:   200 Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat 200, B-1049 Brussels, BELGIUM. The opening session will be held only via a web-platform WEBEX. Tenderers who have expressed their wish to participate in the opening session will receive the URL link in due time.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:   See internet address provided in section I.3).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement:   no

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:   -

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used:   no

Electronic invoicing will be accepted:   yes

Electronic payment will be used:   yes

VI.3) Additional information

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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
Telephone
+352 4303-1
E-mail
[email protected]
Fax
-
Internet address
http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
Postal code
-
Country
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:   See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name
-
Postal address
-
Town
-
Postal code
-
Country
-
Telephone
-
E-mail
-
Fax
-
Internet address
-

VI.4.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

02-06-2020