Research Project on House Prices and Rents

Research Project on House Prices and Rents

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive wishes to commission a suitably experienced team of Researchers / Research Company / University to undertake a rolling 3 year analysis of Northern Ireland’s housing market.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Market and economic research; polling and statistics

2015/S 216-394282

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Housing Executive
2 Adelaide Street
Contact point(s): james.mcerlean@nihe.gov.uk
BT2 8BP Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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:

T1300 — Research Project — House Prices, Rents and Affordability.

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

NUTS code UKN

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 Northern Ireland Housing Executive wishes to commission a suitably experienced team of Researchers / Research Company / University to undertake a rolling 3 year analysis of Northern Ireland’s housing market based on the collection, collation and analysis of house prices, rents and affordability-related information in Northern Ireland. The analysis of these key indicators of the housing market will inform housing policy and strategy in relation to the health of and activity levels in the housing market and in particular in relation to the issue of the affordability of both the owner occupied sector for first-time buyers and the private rented sector for households on lower incomes. The overall aim of the research is to provide a series of key indicators which will guide the Department for Social Development and Housing Executive’s strategic intervention in Northern Ireland’s housing market.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000, 79310000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 275 000 and 325 000 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: 36 (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:
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: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documents for details.
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:

146068
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

8.12.2015 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 8.12.2015

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The Housing Executive will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period from the point of information when the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. A contract will not be entered into during this period. Appeal procedures are specified in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of NI
Chichester Street
BT1 3JF Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: admin@courtsni.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2890235111
Internet address: http://www.courtsni.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.11.2015

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