Research Contract Tobacco Plain Packaging
Based on past consultation exercises, we expect to receive around 100,000 responses to the consultation. These will need to be accurately recorded and analysed, in order that Ministers can be informed of stakeholder views and use this information alongside other relevant evidence to make further decisions. SME’s are encouraged to bid for this work.
The Provision of Tobacco Plain Packaging Consultation and Review
Description of the contract
This is for the provision of Tobacco plain packaging consultation and review. In March 2011 the Government published Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A Tobacco Control Plan for England, which set out how our comprehensive, evidence-based programme of tobacco control will be delivered over the next five years. This included national ambitions to reduce rates of smoking among adults, young people and during pregnancy. As part of the comprehensive plan to achieve these ambitions, the Plan included the Government commitment to consult on standardised tobacco packaging. A consultation on standardised tobacco packaging has now been launched and will run until 10 August 2012. The consultation document is available to view and download at: http://consultations.dh.gov.uk/tobacco/standardised-packaging-of-tobacco-products/ Based on past consultation exercises, we expect to receive around 100,000 responses to the consultation. These will need to be accurately recorded and analysed, in order that Ministers can be informed of stakeholder views and use this information alongside other relevant evidence to make further decisions. SME’s are encouraged to bid for this work.
Classification of the contract
85100000 Health services
85000000 Health and social work services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
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: 05/09/2012 – 28/09/2012
Who to contact
Contact name PCOE
Organisation name Department of Health
Address Quarry House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UE
How to apply
To register your interest please follow the instructions below, Please note any communication is through the BMS portal. •The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract. •Transparency Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract awarded in real time, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. The terms of the proposed contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this contract, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.ogc.gov.uk/policy_and_standards_framework_transparency.asp •Note: The following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-tendering portal) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm Instructions for/Conditions of Participation This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm We call this system BMS (Business Management System). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their Expression of Interest and download and complete a ITT through the DH eTendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; The supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register expression of interest for this tender. Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [firstname.lastname@example.org] Log on instructions are as follows: Stage 1 – New suppliers Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system. a) Go to the link above b) Click on ‘New Supplier’ c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password. Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username. Post Registration Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows a) Go to the link above b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’ c) Select sourcing home page and enter Invitation to Tender (ITT) number 58577 in search field provided. d) Select radio button and click on quick link to express interest, review documentation and upload your response. e) You must then publish your reply using the publish button. For any support in submitting your ITT, please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0113 254 5777. This helpdesk is available 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to work collaboratively or as sub contractors.