Research Tender About Development of New Medicines

Research Tender About Development of New Medicines

Focus Group Study exploring patients and the public’s information needs about the development of new medicines. Nowgen, part of the University of Manchester and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust invites tenders for qualitative research projects to be undertaken in Spain and Poland.

UK-Manchester: Design and execution of research and development

2013/S 018-026450

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Nowgen, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
29 Grafton Street
Contact point(s): EUPATI Work Package Three Project Manager
For the attention of: Suzanne Parsons
M13 9WU Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612766614
E-mail: suzanne.parsons@cmft.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nowgen.org.uk/index.php

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
Other
I.3)Main activity
Health
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:
Focus Group Study exploring patients and the public’s information needs about the development of new medicines.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code
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)

Nowgen, part of the University of Manchester and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust invites tenders for qualitative research projects to be undertaken in Spain and Poland. Tendering organisations can submit proposals to undertake the qualitative research project in either Spain or Poland or in both Spain and Poland if they are able to. This research project will form part of Nowgen’s contribution to an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) (http://www.imi.europa.eu/) funded project – the European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI).

EUPATI aims to develop accessible, well-structured and user friendly patient information, education and training materials covering all stages of the medicines development process for three audiences: 1) Expert Patients; 2) Patient Advocates and 3) Patients at large. Further details of the EUPATI project are available at: http://www.patientsacademy.eu/index.php/en/

The aims of the proposed qualitative research project are to explore;
1. Patients’ and the public’s knowledge and attitudes towards pharmaceutical medicines development;
2. Health professionals’, policy makers’ and pharmaceutical industry representatives’ perspectives on the involvement and engagement of patients and the public in medicines development.
The proposed methodology for this research is to conduct a series of face-to-face focus groups, in native language, with purposively selected samples of: a) Patients (Patient advocates; Expert patients and Patients at large); b) Members of the general public; c) Health professionals; d) Policy makers and advisers and e) Pharmaceutical Industry professionals.
The organisation awarded the tender would be expected to:
i) Identify and sample participants;
ii) Work with Nowgen, University of Manchester to obtain appropriate ethical approvals for the work;
iii) Conduct focus groups and audio tape and transcribe them for analysis;
iv) Undertake data analysis in collaboration with Nowgen;
v) Write a report of the study’s findings.
Nowgen welcomes proposals from academic departments, independent research organisations, and independent research consultants.
All proposals will be assessed by Nowgen and other representatives from the work package using a pre-established scoring system. This will be made available as part of the tender documentation.
The organisation awarded the tender will be expected to have regular contact with Nowgen and other work package three members during the course of the project.
The project duration is expected to be 6 months.
Up to EUR 50 000 is available for each project, i.e. up to EUR 50 000 for work undertaken in Poland and up to EUR 50 000 for work undertaken in Spain.
If an organisation would like to bid to undertake the projects in both Spain and Poland then up to EUR 100 000 will be available.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73300000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 and 100 000 EUR
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: 6 (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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Academic departments, independent research organisations, and independent research consultants.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Academic departments, independent research organisations, and independent research consultants.
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.2.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.2.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Patient’s Academy on Therapeutic Innovation – Funded by the Innovation Medicines Initiative
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:22.1.2013

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