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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Room 407, Town Hall
Contact person: Mr Chris Johnson
Telephone: +44 1612343085
Fax: +44 1612740013
NUTS code: UKD3
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
TC645 — Data Sciences Framework.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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.
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
To gain access to the pre-qualification questionnaire, tenderers will need to register their company details at www.the-chest.org.uk 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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: