Data Sciences Framework – Manchester City Council

Data Sciences Framework – Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council is looking to establish a framework to help delivery of its research, intelligence and governance work, in support of its wider objectives.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Research consultancy services

2016/S 141-254704

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Manchester City Council
Room 407, Town Hall
M60 2JR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Chris Johnson
Telephone: +44 1612343085
Fax: +44 1612740013
NUTS code: UKD3

Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


TC645 — Data Sciences Framework.

Reference number: TC645

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Manchester City Council is looking to establish a framework to help delivery of its research, intelligence and governance work, in support of its wider objectives. The Framework will provide a mechanism through which expert support and advice can be effectively obtained to meet the myriad needs of Manchester.

Framework structure:

Research and Intelligence in Manchester cover a broad range of activities which have been structured into four areas for the purpose of the framework.

They are as follows:

Lot 1 — Primary Research;

Lot 2 — Appraisals and Evaluation;

Lot 3 — Intelligence and Analysis;

Lot 4 — Information Governance.

More information is included in the specification document.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 4


Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To gain access to the pre-qualification questionnaire, tenderers will need to register their company details at website. Once registered, tenderers will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the invitation to tender documents.

Tenderers will need to electronically submit their completed pre-qualification questionnaire and accompanying documentation via the Chest on-line portal by 19:00 hours on the 18.8.2016, as referred to in IV.3.4). Any supplier questions queries will also need to be submitted via The Chest website. The Council welcomes applications from small or medium enterprises.

Under the agreement the provider will be required to support the Council’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Therefore selection and award criteria, specification requirements and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2016
End: 31/10/2018
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The framework will be for 2 years with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years.

The Council reserves the right not to award a contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and will not be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/08/2016
Local time: 19:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Although quantities and descriptions in the framework are those used and required by Manchester City Council this framework is open to and may be used by other Authorities and Manchester Partners — this includes the following Councils, Bolton, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Trafford, Rochdale, Bury, Salford, Wigan, Blackburn Darwen BC, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Warrington, Manchester Central Convention Complex, Commission for New Economy, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM),Greater Manchester Transport Unit, GM connect, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Integrated Transport Authority, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire Authority, Manchester International Airport, and any other public authority, National Health Service (NHS) organisation or companies/partners owned by or part of any contracting body.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Manchester City Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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