Call for tenders' details

Scientific analysis and advice on gender equality in the EU.
Contracting authority:
European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers (JUST)
TED publication date:
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Scientific analysis and advice on gender equality in the EU.
The overall objective of the contract is to contribute to the improvement of European-level policy analysis and policy development on gender equality by providing reliable, independent, and rigorous scientific support and advice to the European Commission. It will strengthen the Commission's knowledge base, including its country-specific knowledge, to support the preparation of political initiatives, and to support political cooperation at European level.More precisely, the scientific support and advice will cover the following themes:— gender equality in the labour market, including the gender gaps in pay, working hours and employment,— work-life balance,— poverty, social inclusion and social protection, including pensions systems, from a gender perspective,— gender equality in decision-making,— gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, cyber violence and harassment, sexual violence and harmful practices and ‘honour’-based violence,— gender equality in and through education and training,— horizontal issues, such as gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, gender stereotypes or the role of men in gender equality,— statistics on gender equality and gender-based violence.
Open procedure
Public contract
Conditions for participation
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In order to prove their financial and economic capacity, the tenderers (i.e. in the case of joint tender, the combined capacity of all members of the consortium and identified subcontractors) must show that their annual consolidated turnover exceeds 300 000 EUR (average for the past 3 years).The following evidence should be provided:— the completed ‘Simplified balance sheet’ and ‘Simplified profit & loss account’ completed for the last 3 years,— copy of the profit and loss account and balance sheet for the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed,— failing that, appropriate statements from banks,— if applicable, evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance.If, for some exceptional reason which the contracting authority considers justified, a tenderer is unable to provide 1 or the other of the above documents, he or she may prove his or her economic and financial capacity by any other document which the contracting authority considers appropriate. In any case, the contracting authority must at least be notified of the exceptional reason and its justification in the tender. The Commission reserves the right to request any other document enabling it to verify the tenderer's economic and financial capacity.
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A. Criteria relating to tenderers:The tenderer must comply with the following criteria:Each individual team member responsible for carrying out work other than clerical or administrative tasks must have:a) strong experience in the fields of policy analysis and assessment and proven experience of a minimum of 4 years in the field of gender equality at national or European level;b) good knowledge of English, both oral and written.The selection criteria to be satisfied jointly by the members of the team are as follows:a) combined proven expertise and language skills to cover all EU Member States;b) proven expertise, scientific knowledge and academic experience of a minimum of 5 years in the following fields:— labour market issues, including female labour participation, the gender pay gap, reconciliation between work, private and family life,— social protection/social inclusion,— gender-based violence, including legal expertise, medical/psychology expertise, and expertise on violence statistics, and covering various forms of violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, cyber violence and harassment, sexual violence and harmful practices and ‘honour’-based violence,— gender balance in decision-making, covering different fields (economic decision-making, political decision-making, etc.),— gender and education,— statistics and econometrics;c) very good knowledge of English to facilitate communication with the Commission;d) strong planning and organising skills and the ability to facilitate meetings;e) proven capacity to set up the appropriate organisational structure to carry out all the required tasks, including a proven capacity to manage the administrative, logistic and financial aspects. The Commission will assess this criterion on the basis, inter alia, of a list of previous similar activities of the tenderer;f) proven capacity to mobilise a sufficient amount of experts and the capacity to rely on sufficient thematic competences and language skills, in order to easily access and collect the necessary information to carry out the required tasks. The Commission will assess this criterion on the basis of a list of CVs and a description of activities of the tenderer and of an enumeration of relevant bodies, institutions, structures, etc., the tender can rely on, and the networking it can eventually activate;g) proven capacity to have access to the services of other professionals and competent actors such as an editor with an appropriate educational degree, knowledge of the English language at native level, as attested by the CVs.B. Means of proof:The following evidence should be provided to fulfil the above criteria:1. tenderers should provide with their offer a detailed curriculum vitae of each member of the team/expert responsible for carrying out the work, including his or her educational background, degrees and diplomas, professional experience, research work, publications and linguistic skills. The CVs shall be presented, preferably, in accordance with the Commission Recommendation of 11.3.2002 on a common European format for curricula vitae (CVs), OJ L 79, 22.3.2002, p. 66;2. a list of the principal services of the same type provided in the past 5 years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, of the services provided, together with certificates issued or countersigned by public authorities or by private clients or, failing this, simply declared by the service provider to have been effected;3. part of the contract which the service provider intends to subcontract. Subcontractors must provide a letter of intent stating their willingness to provide the service foreseen in the offer and in line with the present tender specifications.
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Reference Notice type Publication date
2015/S 162-295671
Contract notice
22/08/2015 00:00