Provision of an internet survey on economic and financial matters among euro area consumers (“the survey”).

Extended TitleProvision of an Internet Based Survey on Economic and Financial Matters Among Euro Area Consumers
Extended Description

The survey is a mixed-frequency household survey collecting qualitative and quantitative information with the purpose of measuring and closely monitoring consumer expectations and decisions on a regular basis. The survey will at least be conducted in the following euro area countries: France, Germany, Italy, and Spain (the “Main survey countries”). The ECB may optionally request the contractor to expand the survey to one or more of the other euro area countries, i.e.: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, and Slovenia (the “Additional survey countries”).

The survey (hereinafter referred to as the “module(s)”) shall be performed under the ECB’s orders in 2 different compositions as detailed below:

— “Regular modules” to be performed at monthly, quarterly and annual frequencies,

— “Ad-hoc modules” to be performed on an occasional basis.

With reference to the “regular modules”, the survey will comprise a core set of questions that will be common across respondents and countries but it will also include the flexibility to field country-specific questions and to address specific questions or question phrasing to different sub-sets or groups of respondents within each country. The “regular modules” will take on average between 20 and 45 minutes to complete. In addition, the first time a respondent joins the survey, he will be asked to report some basic own and household background demographics. “Ad-hoc modules” may require additional time to be completed. The questionnaire may be subject to amendments, as flexibility is an inherent feature of the survey. The survey will track the same respondents over a given period of time, (i.e. the sample will include a panel component).

The work to be performed under the contract is further detailed in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and the annexes to the ITT (Tender specifications, draft contract, etc.).

Unless otherwise specified in the contract, all deliverables shall be provided in English.

The contractor will be required to maintain updated knowledge and techniques in the relevant areas covered by the contract and apply the latest available technologies for the performance of the deliverables during the life-span of the contract.

The contract will be constructed as a Framework Agreement with a single supplier within the meaning of Articles 1(9) and 18(3) of the ECB Procurement Decision ECB/2016/2. The contract will be implemented through orders according to the ordering procedure detailed in article 2 of the Contract and Section 13.5 of the ECB’s General Contract Terms (GCTs), attached to the contract.

It is envisaged that the contract will start in June 2019 and will be concluded after a period of 4 years.

Publication Date2019-04-05
Procurement StatusAwarded
TypeOpen procedure
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
OrganisationEuropean Central Bank
Attention OfCentral Procurement Office
AddressSonnemannstrasse 22
Postal Code60314
Fax+49 69/13447110
Class Code79300000
Class DescriptionMarket and economic research; polling and statistics
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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