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Eurofound is planning to increase the ceiling of the existing framework contract to support Eurofound in the implementation of its monitoring and evaluation programme in the period 2013-2016.

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Eurofound - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown
For the attention of: Lidia Jankowska
Dublin 18
IRELAND
Telephone: +353 12043100
E-mail:
Fax: +353 12826456

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about-eurofound/procurement

Electronic access to information: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/about/procurement/opportunities/open

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Other: Social policy.
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Provision of evaluation services to support Eurofound's monitoring and evaluation programme 2013-2016 - customer satisfaction and feedback programme (lot 1).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tasks are to be performed at the premises designated by the contractor and agreed by Eurofound.

NUTS code IE021

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Eurofound is planning to increase the ceiling of the existing framework contract to support Eurofound in the implementation of its monitoring and evaluation programme in the period 2013-2016.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 212 500 EUR

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (in the cases listed in Section 2 of Annex D1)
Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU):
Directive 2004/18/EC

1) Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC

New works/services, constituting a repetition of existing works/services and ordered in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the Directive.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
2013/0434/3049.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 036-056093 of 20.2.2013

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 120-204694 of 22.6.2013

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 240-416431 of 11.12.2013

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 13-3030-19 Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Customer satisfaction and feedback programme
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
25.4.2016
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Significant GFK
Arnould Nobelstraat 42
3000 Leuven
BELGIUM
E-mail:
Telephone: +32 16742424
Internet address: http://www.gfk.com
Fax: +32 16742401

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 170 000 EUR
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 212 500 EUR
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Increase of the initial ceiling of the framework contract from 170 000 EUR to 212 500 EUR due to higher than expected demand across the defined tasks, for which demand was not possible to estimate at the time of the tender. The duration of the contract is not subject to change.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

General Court of the European Union
rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
2925 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG
E-mail:
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
Fax: +352 4303-2100

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Within 2 months of the notification to the plaintiff, or, in absence thereof, of the day on which it came to the 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.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26.4.2016