SACADOS

SACADOS - Supporting Anticipation of Change and Development of Skills – Involving trade union representatives in information, consultation and participation procedures at the workplace

Tender

This is a call for a subcontractor to provide expertise as part of the implementation of the EU-funded project on “SACADOS – Supporting Anticipation of Change and Development of Skills – Involving trade union representatives in information, consultation and participation procedures at the workplace“.

1. Summary of the project and description of the objective: 

This project is designed to increase the capacity of trade union representatives in Europe so that they can make better use of information, consultation and participation procedures at the workplace in order to anticipate change, develop workers’ skills and enhance employability. At company level, workers’ representatives must be involved in the forward planning of both employment and skills, with the latter having to become a regular and shared feature of companies’ policies for anticipation of change. In general, training culture in companies should be established as skills development and training provision should be part of the whole company strategy.
If workers’ representatives at company level are ‘to be involved in the forward planning of both employment and skills’, they will need to make better use of existing information, consultation and participation procedures at the workplace.
The specific objective of the project is to:

2. Work Plan: 

See attached file

3. Tasks to be performed by the subcontractor: 

4. Expertise, experience and skills required: 

In order to be engaged in this action the industrial management organisation will have to demonstrate a proven ability to:

In addition, the industrial management organisation will have to demonstrate experience in:

In addition, the industrial management organisation will have to demonstrate knowledge of:

5. Time schedule and reporting: 

See attached file

6. Payment: 

The total maximum budget available for the subcontractor is as follows: 49.950, - € (all taxes included)


Subcontractor will be remunerated in various instalments (advance and final payment). This amount includes travel and subsistence costs incurred for the mentioned activities and attendance of meetings.


7. Selection criteria: 

The selection criteria are: 

8. Form, structure and content of the tender: 

Tenders must be written in English. They must be signed by the tenderer or his duly authorised representative and be perfectly legible so that there can be no doubt as to words and figures. Tenders must be clear and concise and assembled in a coherent fashion.
Since tenderers will be judged on the content of their written bids, they must make it clear that they are able to meet the requirements of the specifications.
All tenders must include at least two sections: 

a. Technical proposal

The technical proposal must provide all the information needed for the purpose of awarding the contract, including: 

b. Financial proposal

Prices of the financial proposal must be quoted in euros, including if the sub-contractor is based in a country which is not in the euro-area. As far as the tenderers of those countries are concerned, they cannot change the amount of the bid because of the evolution of the exchange rate. The tenderers choose the exchange rate and assume all risks or opportunities relating to the rate fluctuation.

The maximum amount available for this contract is EUR 49.950,- (all taxes included).
Prices shall be fixed and not subject to revision during the performance of the contract.

9. Award criteria: 

The contract will be awarded to the tender offering the best value for money, taking into account the specific objectives, requirements and selection criteria of the tender. The principles of transparency and equal treatment will be respected with a view to avoiding any conflicts of interest. Care will be taken to avoid any conflict of interest.

10. Content and selection of the bids : 

Offers must be sent within 7 calendar days of the date of publication, by 12/03/2017. Offers must be sent to bfw, in both formats: electronic (by e-mail to: Ostrogonac.Veronika@bfw.de ) and as a paper copy (see contact details below).

Concerning the paper copy, to ensure confidentiality, bidders must submit their offer in a double envelope. Both envelopes must be sealed and the inside envelope shall not only bear the name of the department for which it is intended (see below), but also the words "Tender SACADOS – not to be opened by the Mail Department”. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape crossed by the signature of the sender.

A committee will be formed comprising of representatives of the contractor bfw and its project partner. One or more members of this committee will initial the documents, confirming the date and time of each bid. The committee members will sign the report on the bids received, which will list the admissible bids and provide reasons for rejecting bids owing to their failure to comply with the stipulations of the tendering process.

This committee will also evaluate the tenders that have been deemed admissible. An evaluation report and classification of participation requests will be drawn up, dated and signed by all the members of the evaluation committee and kept for future reference.

This report will include: 

The contractor will then make their decision.

bfw – Unternehmen für Bildung
Stabsbereich Strategie, Projekte & HR-Services
Im Breitspiel 5
69126 Heidelberg
Germany

For bids sent by registered mail, the postmark will serve as proof of the date of dispatch.

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