Market Research Contract – Skills Funding Agency

Market Research Contract – Skills Funding Agency

The Authority currently conducts monthly tracking research to evaluate the impact of marketing and communications activity on the awareness and understanding of both Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Comparisons are made between successive months and year on year to evaluate the impact of marketing and communications activity.
RM4040 SB2033 Provision of Market Research Contract

Reference number:RM4040 SB2033

Deadline date:17/06/2014

This deadline is for…The Request for Information Response Date. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out:United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Crown Commercial Service (on behalf of Skills Funding Agency)

Description of the contract

The Authority currently conducts monthly tracking research to evaluate the impact of marketing and communications activity on the awareness and understanding of both Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Comparisons are made between successive months and year on year to evaluate the impact of marketing and communications activity. The research is used to inform adjustments to campaigns to maximise on opportunities. The research is also used to evaluate the effectiveness of specific activity and used as insight to develop future campaigns. The Authority requires three (3) months of omnibus tracking research and a single occurrence of depth research. The successful agency will be required to provide the results of the research as raw data and within data summery tables. No analysis of the results is required. The Authority will provide the questions as they will be based on existing questionnaires, the questions detailed will not change as the Authority requires comparable results. The questionnaires are outlined in Schedule 1 – 4. Please see attached document for full description.

 

Classification of the contract

79310000Market research services

73110000Research services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:3 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameTiffany Morgan

Organisation nameCCS – Crown Commercial Services

AddressRoom 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ

Telephone01633 811600

Extension number:

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How to apply

Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express and interest for the RM4040 SB2033 Provision of Market Research Contract This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@CCS.gsi.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name of this procurement RM4040 SB2033 Provision of Market Research Contract • the name of the registered supplier; and • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will then process this email and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Invitation to Tender will be issued by close of play on 23rd May 2014 and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the deadline date. The deadline date for submission of proposals will be Wednesday 17th June 2014, 16:00PM. It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email: supplier@CCS.gsi.gov.uk

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