Low value negotiated procedure OiRA Project (EUOSHA/2018/NE/D/SE/0074)

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is planning to launch in the forthcoming weeks a low value negotiated procedure for the adaption/improvement of the content of 2 OiRA tool drafts for the Education sector (secondary education and early childhood education). The process will be done in close relation and based on feedback from the OiRA education steering group (made of 14 social partner representatives from ETUCE and EFEE[1]).

Type of procedure

Low value negotiated procedure launched and managed by EU-OSHA. The Agency will sign the service contract directly with the successful tenderer following this low-value procurement process.

The maximum available total value for the contract will be EUR 39,000 (excluding VAT).

Main objectives / services provided for under the contract:

  • Adaptation, refinement and improvement of the content 2 OiRA tools. Adaptation of the tools content will be done based on discussions and decisions of the OiRA Education Steering Group, consisting of EU Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee Members for Education[2] and the OiRA team. This OiRA education steering group will be involved in the process of validating the tools.

In 2018, two draft tools have been developed that include a proposed structure, modules and submodules with full descriptions, risk statements with descriptions and legal information as well as solutions for around 30% of the risk statements. These drafts will serve as a basis for any further work in this project and will be put at the disposal of the contractor at the beginning of the work.

  • Participation in at least 3 meetings (November 2018, February 2019 and April 2019) with OiRA education steering group. Travel and accommodation costs as well as expenses for meeting rooms etc. will be covered by EU-OSHA separately. Contractors are requested to give input and OSH expert information during these meetings for informing the discussions and facilitating the decisions taken by the social partners as well as to take minutes.
  • Testing of the draft tools (in March 2019) with 5-10 institutions/schools for each tool, including the provision of background information and a questionnaire developed by the contractor.

Tenderers must comply with the following criteria:

  • Tenderers must prove their educational and professional qualifications in the field of Occupational Safety and Health in Education
  • Tenderers must be able to demonstrate previous OSH / education sector experience and work similar to the subject of the contract (as for example projects translating OSH expert knowledge into practical tools and checklists).
  • Tenderers must prove their expertise, knowledge or experience of working with social dialogue partners

More information about OiRA tools is available at: http://www.oiraproject.eu/oira-tools 

Participation in this negotiated procedure for a low value contract will be open to natural and legal persons falling within the scope of the EU Treaties (this includes all economic operators registered in the European Union and all European Union citizens) and to all natural and legal persons in a third country which has a special agreement with the Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement.

If you would like to participate in this negotiated procedure, please register your interest via fax (+34) 94 435 8401 or via email to procurement-PRU@osha.europa.eu  by no later than 03/08/2018 23.45 CET. Please include your contact details (name, organisation, address, country and e-mail) and make reference to the call EUOSHA/2018/NE/D/SE/0074.

Please note that registration of interest to participate in the above-mentioned procedures does not give rise to any legitimate expectations to be invited.

[1] More information about the EU social partners from the education sector available at: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=480&langId=en&intPageId=1822

[2] More information about the EU social partners from the education sector available at: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=480&langId=en&intPageId=1822