Ad-Hoc Market Research Services Framework

Ad-Hoc Market Research Services Framework

Nottingham Trent University has a business requirement for Market Research Services, to be provided by the supplier(s) on an ad-hoc basis.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Market research services

2017/S 078-151463

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Dean Scaife
NG1 4FQ Nottingham
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1158482921
E-mail: dean.scaife@ntu.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1158488770

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ntu

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ntu

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

866 Ad-Hoc Market Research Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: City Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst.

NUTS code UKF14

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 192 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Nottingham Trent University has a business requirement for Market Research Services, to be provided by the supplier(s) on an ad-hoc basis. 1 of the main objectives of this tender exercise is to obtain services to enhance those provided by the in-house team, for example, suppliers with specialist resources/techniques and staff with specialist skills.
The University seeks the following market research Quantitative and Qualitative services accordingly:
Quantitative Services:
Telephone Surveys;
Online Surveys.
Qualitative Services:
Focus Group / Workshops (face to face);
Online Focus Groups / Online Communities;
Depth Interviews (face to face and tele-depths);
Website usability research;
Mystery shopping.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated annual budget: 60 000 GBP.
Estimated annual number of jobs: 3.
Estimated contract value: 240 000 GBP inclusive of VAT.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 192 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See Invitation to Tender Documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See Invitation to Tender Documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Severable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Mandatory Requirements located within Tender Documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Invitation to Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Invitation to Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Invitation to Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Invitation to Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Invitation to Tender Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NTU/17/866/DS

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.5.2017 – 09:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.5.2017 – 09:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2021.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
NG1 4FQ Nottingham
United Kingdom
E-mail: dean.scaife@ntu.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1158482921
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ntu/aspx/Home

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
NG1 4FQ Nottingham
United Kingdom
E-mail: dean.scaife@ntu.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1158482921
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ntu/aspx/Home

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Nottingham Trent University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
NG1 4FQ Nottingham
United Kingdom
E-mail: dean.scaife@ntu.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1158482921
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ntu/aspx/Home

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.4.2017

 

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