Local Government Association Research Framework Agreement

Local Government Association Research Framework Agreement

Market Research Services. Include organisations that represent the range of expertise in both research methodologies and knowledge of the local government sector (this knowledge being either service specific or more general); Enable (where appropriate) consortia approaches to commissioned research to ensure a fit for purpose range of expertise and knowledge to support the LGA.

UK-London: Market research services

2012/S 240-395362

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Improvement and Development Agency
Local Government House, Smith Square
For the attention of: Eddie Torto
SW1P 3HZ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 70727428
E-mail: tenders@local.gov.uk
Fax: +44 71873402

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.local.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Improvement and Development Agency
Local Government House, Smith Square
For the attention of: Eddie Torto
SW1P 3HZ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 70727428
E-mail: tenders@local.gov.uk
Fax: +44 71873402
Internet address: http://www.local.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Improvement and Development Agency
Local Government House, Smith Square
For the attention of: Eddie Torto
SW1P 3HZ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 70727428
E-mail: tenders@local.gov.uk
Fax: +44 71873402
Internet address: http://www.local.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Improvement and Development Agency
Local Government House, Smith Square
For the attention of: Eddie Torto
SW1P 3HZ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 70727428
E-mail: tenders@local.gov.uk
Fax: +44 71873402
Internet address: http://www.local.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities
Local Government House, Smith Square
SW1P 3HZ London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
LGA Research Framework Agreement
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
NUTS code UK
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: 50
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This research framework will:
— Include organisations that represent the range of expertise in both research methodologies and knowledge of the local government sector (this knowledge being either service specific or more general);
— Enable (where appropriate) consortia approaches to commissioned research to ensure a fit for purpose range of expertise and knowledge to support the LGA.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Qualitative Methods

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Further information is provided in the Tender Submission Pack
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Quantitative Methods
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Further information is provided in the Tender Submission Pack.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Statistical Modelling and Analysis
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Further information is provided in the Tender Submission Pack.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Financial Modelling
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Further information is provided in the Tender Submission Pack
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Randomised Control Trials
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Further information is provided in the Tender Submission Pack

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The contracting authority reserves the right to stipulate the provision of performance bonds or a parent company guarantee.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Stipulated in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Terms and Conditions are set out in the Invitation to Tender Documents
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: 1.) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
2.) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
3.) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
4.) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
5.) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
6.) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
7.) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
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:
LGA/RF01
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.2.2013 – 14:00
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
Duration in months: 24 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.12.2012

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