Low Value Negotiated Procedure: Overview of OSH policies, research and practices in the context of digital platform work, review of existing data and information, fieldwork research and policy analysis in the European Union (EUOSHA/2020/NE/D/SE/0132)

Main services requested under the contract are to:

  • Carry out a systematic literature review of main existing studies and literature on online platform work,  its association with OSH challenges and opportunities and related policies, strategies, initiatives and programmes at the EU, Member State, social partners, sectoral, platform or professional levels as well as those from other key organisations and actors as relevant.
  • Analyse the information provided by EU-OSHA National Focal Points (FOPs) within a consultation on national policies, initiatives, etc. in the context of platform work managed by EU-OSHA based on a questionnaire developed in agreement with EU-OSHA.
  • Identify and carry out an in-depth analysis of a minimum of 4 case examples of different types of platform work (one of them in the area of delivery/courier activities).
  • In-depth interviews with key informants to complement the information collected through desk research and FOPs consultation to describe more in depth the relevant policies, initiatives, strategies and programmes.
  • Draft a literature review summary report and a comprehensive report (40-50 pages each), and up to 6 individual policy cases, the individual minimum 4 case examples for publication as stand-alone deliverables and 2 policy briefs, based on the results of the research tasks.

The maximum available total value for the contract will be EUR 60,000 (excluding VAT).

Tenderers must comply with the following criteria:

In order to prove that they have the necessary technical and professional capacity to perform the contract, the tenderers should demonstrate:

  • Relevant research skills and educational and professional qualifications of the team members, demonstrated by a minimum of 5 years professional experience in the field of social research in particular in the area of occupational safety and health (OSH) at international level.
  • Relevant experience in carrying out research, including fieldwork research in the topic area as demonstrated by at least 3 relevant recent examples of projects, reports, articles or other scientific activity carried out in the last 5 years; at least 1 of these examples should be specific to platform work;
  • Relevant experience of working in English (preferably C2 level, and at least C1 level of the CEF/CEFR) and drafting research reports and presentations as demonstrated by at least 3 relevant examples of projects, reports, articles or other scientific activity carried out in the last 5 years; at least 1 of these examples should be specific to platform work and should have resulted in a publication.

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.

For tenderers established in the United Kingdom:

Please be aware that following the entry into force of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement* on 1 February 2020 and in particular Articles 127(6), 137 and 138, the references to natural or legal persons residing or established in a Member State of the European Union are to be understood as including natural or legal persons residing or established in the United Kingdom. UK residents and entities are therefore eligible to participate under this call.

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(s) following this low-value procurement process.

If you would like to participate in this negotiated procedure, please register your interest via email to  by no later than 8th October 2020 13:00 CET. Please include your contact details (name, organisation, address, country and e-mail) and make reference to the call EUOSHA/2020/NE/D/SE/0132.  EU-OSHA will then contact those interested to inform them about the next steps in the tendering process.

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

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