European Social Survey Tender

European Social Survey Tender

To submit proposals for the provision of conducting a face-to-face survey in Austria.

United Kingdom-London: Survey services

2018/S 097-221582

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
United Kingdom
Contact person: Peter Grand (IHS Agent of ESS ERIC)
Telephone: +43 159991-288
NUTS code: UKI4
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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 electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: European research infrastructure consortium

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Research services/Social survey

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Fieldwork for ESS Round 9 in Austria

Reference number: 18/001

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

European social survey Eric invites tenderers to submit proposals for the provision of conducting a face-to-face survey in Austria. The intention is to establish a contract with one provider.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 320 000.00 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: AT
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Proposals for the provision of conducting the European social survey Round 9 in Austria. The Institute for advanced studies is the Austrian national coordinator for ESS Round 9 in Austria and acts as an Agent of ESS ERIC. Tenderers have to comply with the ESS Round 9 Survey specifications (available with the procurement documents). The specifications outline the tasks and responsibilities of the Survey agency, list all activities, present a timetable and refer to a set of documents that provide guidelines in specific areas (sampling, translation, interviewer briefing, data delivery). The mode of the fieldwork has to be computer-assisted face-to-face interviews (F2F CAPI). The services required include but are not limited to:

— programming the translated questionnaire and contact forms into CAPI,

— propose an appropriate sampling design together with the Austrian National Coordinator and the ESS Sampling Experts Panel adhering to the sampling specifications as outlined in the ESS9 survey specifications,

— interviewer briefing jointly with theAustrian National Coordinator,

— conducting the face-to-face interviews with CAPI in the German language,

— adhering to the rules regarding the form and number of contact attempts as outlined in the ESS9 survey specifications,

— continually reporting on the fieldwork progress on a case-level basis,

— providing data for other required documents, e.g. fieldwork questionnaire, national technical summary, etc.

The fieldwork organization to be appointed has to have the following expertise and resources available:

— at least 120 interviewers fluent in the German language,

— the technical equipment for CAPI,

— a dense network of interviewers in order to conduct F2F-interviews throughout Austria,

— compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),

— the ability to conduct all the required interviews in the period of 1.9.2018 to 31.12.2018,

— please note that ESS Eric is zero rated for VAT purposes for suppliers in the European Union.

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: 320 000.00 EUR

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

Start: 03/07/2018
End: 31/01/2019
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: no
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

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: 20/06/2018
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: 31/08/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/06/2018
Local time: 13:30

ESS ERIC HQ, sent to Agent, IHS.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Dr Lorna Ryan will open tenders and then forward to Agent for evaluation panel.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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

(MT Ref:212047).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

European Social Survey ERIC
ESS Eric HQ, c/o City University London, Northampton Square
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070408387Internet address:
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: