Market Research for Crime Survey 2015 – 2016

Market Research for Crime Survey 2015 – 2016

Provision of Survey Research, Fieldwork and associated activities for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 Crime Survey for England and Wales.


United Kingdom-Newport: Market research services

2014/S 132-236649

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Office for National Statistics
Government Buildings, Cardiff Road
Contact point(s): pu.projects@ons.gsi.gov.uk
For the attention of: Mark Tovey
NP10 8XG Newport
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1633456764
E-mail: pu.projects@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.statistics.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: as above

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

Other: Non Departmental Government Body

I.3)Main activity

Other: Office for National Statistics is the contracting authority that provides UK statistical services

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:

Provision of Survey Research, Fieldwork and associated activities for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 Crime Survey for England and Wales.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Market research services. Social research services. ONS is responsible for producing a wide range of key economic and social statistics. It makes statistics available so that everyone can easily assess the state of the nation, the performance of government and their own position. ONS operates from three main sites located in Newport (South Wales), London, and Titchfield (Hampshire). The services under this contract provide for the research requirements and continuous fieldwork of the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) on which nationally representative crime statistics are based. The period of the contract is for the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. Services to be included are: Sample Design and Creation: generate a nationally representative sample of households, adults and children within households, to be carried out on a continuous fieldwork basis to an agreed specification. Questionnaire Development: conduct an annual review of questions to be included on the CSEW including provision for qualitative research to improve or develop the questions and new research requirements. Fieldwork: ensure fieldwork is conducted by appropriately trained interviewers using a CAPI script at respondents’ homes. One adult will be randomly selected per household and where appropriate one child aged 10-15. Offence Coding: all offences will need to be coded accurately and attached to the victim form. Data Processing: CSEW data will need to be processed on a quarterly basis and will include: the coding of open ended questions and classifications; generation of derived variables; the attachment of geographic identifiers, and; the generation of weights. Data Cleaning: edit checks will be programmed into the questionnaire and additional checks incorporated post interview. Data Delivery: data must be delivered within a specified time period and to an agreed format.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7931000079315000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The services are for the research requirements and continuous fieldwork of the Crime Survey for England and Wales to produce nationally representative Crime Statistics. The sample will be designed to achieve approximately 35,000 adult interviews and 3,000 child interviews per year across England and Wales. Service providers will be free to offer alternative solutions or variances on current solutions but must follow approved ONS standards and relevant legislation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 12 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:

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

As per ITT documentation.
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: As per ITT 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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
As per ITT documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per ITT 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:

PU15/0008/R326358

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 120-213736 of 26.6.2014

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

26.8.2014 – 17:00
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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27.8.2014 – 10:00

Place:

Newport.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Newport:-Market-research-services./V878JP74HC

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/V878JP74HC

GO Reference: GO-201478-PRO-5796973

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Office for National Statistics
Government Buildings, Cardiff Road
NP10 8XG Newport
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: pu.projects@ons.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1633456633

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: ONS will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from ONS before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be required from the contact point shown in I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order ONS to amend any document and may award damages. If a contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.7.2014

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