European Social Survey Impact Research

European Social Survey Impact Research

This study will assess the impact of the European Social Survey on academia, policy-making and policy-makers.

United Kingdom-London: Social research services

2016/S 087-153307

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

European Social Survey ERIC
ESS ERIC HQ, c/o City University London, Northampton Square
Contact person: Lorna Ryan
Telephone: +44 2070408387
NUTS code: UKI12

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: European Research Infrastructure Consortium

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: social survey

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


European Social Survey ERIC Impact Study.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This study will assess the impact of the European Social Survey on academia, policy-making and policy-makers, professional practitioners and other groups outside academia from 2001-2016. The study will be focused within each of the current ESS ERIC member and observer countries but should also reflect more generally on the pan-European level.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 EUR

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Impact Study will be focused on each of the current ESS ERIC Member and Observer countries. The purpose of the study will be to:

— identify and study specific academic, policy and practice impacts arising from ESS data in each country;

— study the mechanisms through which impact has been achieved through the use of data by organisations and individuals in each country;

— identify the range of organisations/individuals who have made use of the ESS, and the ways in which the data have been used;

— study the role of Think Tanks, and other intermediaries, as transmission routes through which ESS data may have influenced policy in countries;

— through comparative activity across countries, identify best practice and lessons for impact generation in research infrastructures like the ESS; and

— critically reflect upon the methods used to assess and identify research infrastructure impact.

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: 350 000.00 EUR

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

Start: 01/07/2016
End: 30/06/2017
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement 676166 (European Social Survey- Sustainability).
II.2.14)Additional information

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)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

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)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

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

Date: 07/06/2016
Local time: 12:00
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:


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

Tender must be valid until: 05/08/2016

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/06/2016
Local time: 12:30

European Social Survey ERIC (ESS ERIC) Headquarters, c/o City University London EC1V 0HB.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Dr Rory Fitzgerald, Director, ESS ERIC

Dr Eric Harrison, Deputy Director, ESS ERIC

Dr Lorna Ryan, Research Manager, ESS ERIC

Tenders will be downloaded and printed on 7.6.2016. The evaluation meeting will take place on the afternoon of 7.6.2016.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

Only those tenders submitted by email will be accepted.


Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

(MT Ref:175249).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

European Social Survey ERIC
ESS ERIC HQ, c/o City University London, Northampton Square
Telephone: +44 2070408387
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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