Market Research on Climate Change

Market Research on Climate Change

The proposed project will examine the public perception of climate change and energy preferences across four key northern European countries (the UK, Germany, France, and Norway).

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Market research services

2015/S 192-348139

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cardiff.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.cardiff.ac.uk

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cardiff University
Procurement Services, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920879648
E-mail: buyline@cardiff.ac.uk
Internet address: www.cardiff.ac.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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:

European Perceptions of Climate Change (EPCC).

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: France, Germany,Norway and United Kingdom.

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)

The proposed project will examine the public perception of climate change and energy preferences across four key northern European countries (the UK, Germany, France, and Norway).While attitudes to climate change have been well documented in individual European countries, no detailed, theoretically justified cross-European research on climate change and energy perceptions has ever been conducted. Under consideration of the differences between the four countries with regards to their socio-political profile, the current research project will obtain comparative nationally representative survey data from Norway, Germany, France and the UK on public perceptions of climate change and energy.
Our research team consists of experienced researchers from the UK (Cardiff School of Psychology — who are also project co-ordinators), Germany (University of Stuttgart), Norway (University of Bergen) and France (Symlog). Additionally an international stakeholder advisory panel has been involved in the project to increase the relevance of outputs for stakeholders and policy makers.
The aim of the project is to conduct directly comparable nationally representative surveys of public opinions around climate change and energy in the 4 collaborating countries.
Suppliers are requested to register on the following website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Express an interest in the tender and download the tender documents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The proposed project will examine the public perception of climate change and energy preferences across four key northern European countries (the UK, Germany, France, and Norway).While attitudes to climate change have been well documented in individual European countries, no detailed, theoretically justified cross-European research on climate change and energy perceptions has ever been conducted. Under consideration of the differences between the four countries with regards to their socio-political profile, the current research project will obtain comparative nationally representative survey data from Norway, Germany, France and the UK on public perceptions of climate change and energy.
Our research team consists of experienced researchers from the UK (Cardiff School of Psychology — who are also project co-ordinators), Germany (University of Stuttgart), Norway (University of Bergen) and France (Symlog). Additionally an international stakeholder advisory panel has been involved in the project to increase the relevance of outputs for stakeholders and policy makers.
The aim of the project is to conduct directly comparable nationally representative surveys of public opinions around climate change and energy in the 4 collaborating countries.
Suppliers are requested to register on the following website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cardiffuniversity/aspx/Home

Express an interest in the tender and download the tender documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial contract may be extended by up to 6 months if required by the Contracting Authority. Whether or not this extension is option is utilised will be determined during the initial contract period and a review of the work completed.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.1.2016. Completion 31.7.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the invitation to tender (ITT) documents. The University reserves the right to request a parent company and/or other guarantees of financial liability.

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

As set out in the invitation to tender (ITT) documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

None specified, save that in the case of a partnership or consortium or other group of more than one legal entity bidding together, the contract will be either:
(1) all Bidders on the basis of joint and several liability;
(2) with one or more of the parties acting as ‘prime contractor’ (and where more than one, on a joint and several liability basis).
Where the contract is with a special purpose company with separate legal personality established for the project, the contracting authority will require sufficient guarantees to be given by participants in that company or their parents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As set out in the invitation to tender (ITT) 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: As set out in the VA (Vendor Appraisal) document.
Any Bidder may be excluded from participation if it fulfils any of the criteria listed in Regulation 57 (1-4) and (8) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Further details are available from the link below:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/pdfs/uksi_20150102_en.pdf

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the VA (Vendor Appraisal) document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the VA (Vendor Appraisal) document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the VA (Vendor Appraisal) document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the VA (Vendor Appraisal) document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:

SPEC458/SH
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.10.2015 – 12:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30.10.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Cardiff University

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

All tender costs and liabilities incurred by Bidders shall be the sole responsibility of Bidders.
The University reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part.
The University reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award any contract.
All documents to be priced in GBP and all payments made in GBP.
All documents to be priced in GBP excluding VAT.
Bidders should note that they will be required to enter into terms and conditions of contract as set out in the ITT and save for matters of clarification or consistency the University will not negotiate the terms.
Living Wage.
1. Cardiff University, as an employer, is committed to paying all employees not less than the Living Wage, as set annually by the Living Wage Foundation.
2. It is Cardiff University’s preference for the Contractor to pay all employees who are employed by the Contractor to perform services pursuant to this agreement not less than the Living Wage, as set annually by the Living Wage Foundation. The Contractor shall use all reasonable endeavours to accede to this request.
3. If the Contractor sub-contracts all or part of the provision of the Services to a sub-contractor the Contractor shall request that any sub-contractor adheres to Clause 2.
(WA Ref:34971)
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
The successful contractor will be expected to work with the University to open up opportunities for SMEs,including enterprises, to bid for 2nd and 3rd tier supply chain opportunities arising from this contract. The successful contractor may also be expected to consider the opportunities to recruit and train long term economically inactive persons as part of the workforce delivering this work.
Cardiff University is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Consequently Community Benefits clauses will be considered as part of the proposed procurements Core or Non-Core requirements to address relevant socio-economic and environmental issues.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Cardiff University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to clarify or query the award decision before the contract is entered into. The UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.9.2015

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