Minimum Wage Research Contract – Invitation to Quote

Minimum Wage Research Contract – Invitation to Quote

The aims of this study are to assess: (1) the impact of the introduction of the NLW (£7.20) in April 2016.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Research and development consultancy services – 73200000
  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics – 79300000

Location of contract

EC4Y 8JX

Value of contract

£50k

Published date

13 February 2019

Closing date

18 March 2019

Contract start date

25 March 2019

Contract end date

31 December 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Monday 18th March 2019 at 11:00am

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal.

Brief Description of Requirement

The aims of this study are to assess: (1) the impact of the introduction of the NLW (£7.20) in April 2016 on employment and hours of workers aged 25 years and over and its impact on workers aged 24 years and under from April 2016; (2) the impact of the introduction of the NLW and its subsequent increases (£7.50 in April 2017, £7.83 in April 2018 and £8.21 in April 2019) on employment and hours of workers aged 25 years and over, and those aged 24 and under. For those aged 24 and under, the study should identify separate effects for 16-17 year olds, 18-20 year olds, and 21-24 year olds. Where sample size permits, effects by single age for each year from 16-30 would also be of great interest.

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the RFx attachments tab within the Emptoris System.

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document.

How to Apply

As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS will be using the CCS eSourcing Suite for this procurement.

To register on the CCS eSourcing portal please follow the details contained within the Additional Information section of this notice.

If you are already registered on the CCS eSourcing portal and wish to register your interest in this opportunity please email; expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state:
• the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
• the name of the registered Bidder;
• the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation “to apply directly to the buyer” as this unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the Contracting Authorities control.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

UK SBS Procurement

Address

Polaris House
SWINDON
SN21FF
England

Telephone

01793 867005

Email

Research@uksbs.co.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

CCS Emptoris eSourcing Portal

https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

CR19015 – Annex A

CR19015 – Annex A.pdf

CR19015 – ITQ Invitation to Quote FINAL

CR19015 – ITQ Invitation to Quote FINAL.pdf

CR19015 – ITQ Invitation to Quote Questions

CR19015 – ITQ Invitation to Quote Questions.pdf

CR19015 S1 – Services purchasing contract

CR19015 S1 – Services purchasing contract.pdf

Bidder Training

Bidder Training.docx

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time.docx

CR19015 – AW5.2 Price Schedule

CR19015 – AW5.2 Price Schedule.PNG

DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO BUYER

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

How to Register on the CCS eSourcing 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.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk.

Your email must clearly state:
• name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
• name of the registered Bidder;
• name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Sourcing documents can then be accessed on the eSourcing Suite at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in the Specification documents within Contracts Finder.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk: Telephone: 0345 010 3503

Training documents to support Bidders to utilise Emptoris CCS eSourcing are available in the Contracts Finder Tender documents section.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

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How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.

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