Research on the community impact of marches and parades in Scotland

Research on the community impact of marches and parades in Scotland

Observational research, neighbourhood surveys and interviews during 2013 when selected marches and parades are taking place, to test some of their findings from stage two and to collect further views and opinions during and immediately after the events.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Government Social Research

Justice Analytical Services, Floor 1WR, St. Andrews House, Regent Road,

Edinburgh

EH1 3DG

UK

Liz Levy

+44 1312446547

liz.levy@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Research on the community impact of marches and parades in Scotland

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Justice Analytical Services intends to commission research to explore the impact that marches and parades have on the local communities in which they take place. The research is being commissioned at the request of the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland. The purpose of the research is to inform dialogue about how to best balance three key aspects of a march/parade: firstly, the importance of celebrating identity and freedom of expression for those taking part; secondly the local authority duty to protect public safety and prevent disorder and crime and; thirdly the right of the communities affected by marches and parades to express their own thoughts and beliefs. It should also establish a baseline against which progress in achieving this balance can be measured in the future.

There will be three stages to this research:

– Identification of the range of marches and parades that take place in Scotland on a routine or annual basis;

– A retrospective study of the impact that a carefully selected sample of these have on fear and alarm and public safety in the communities in which they take place;

– Observational research, neighbourhood surveys and interviews during 2013 when selected marches and parades are taking place, to test some of their findings from stage two and to collect further views and opinions during and immediately after the events.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=245873.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=245873.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

100 All Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

A maximum budget of £100,000 (excluding VAT) is available for this work.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Expressions of interest will be assessed and contractors short-listed on the basis of relevant skills, experience and demonstrated expertise in the following areas:

– conducting research within local communities;

– any relevant specialist knowledge; and

– experience of working with and writing reports for Scottish or other Government departments.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  06-12-2012

b) Deadline for requests to participate
10-12-2012  Time  12:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender  20-12-2012

d) Estimated award date  31-01-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=245873

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:245873)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Marches and parades advert for EoIs

5.3

Publication date of this notice

23-11-2012

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