Research Tender – Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform
The Scottish Government invites expressions of interest from suitably experienced organisations who wish to be invited to tender to carry out an evaluation of the The Police and Fire Reform programme.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Research consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
2nd Floor, Europa Building, 450 Argyle Street
Contact point(s): Scottish Government Procurement Team
For the attention of: Chris Boswell
G2 8LG Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412425936
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The main aim of the evaluation is to evaluate if the three policy aims have been met. the policy aims were:
1) Protect and improve local services despite financial cuts, by stopping duplication of support services eight times over and not cutting front line services.
2) Create more equal access to specialist support and national capacity like murder capacity teams, firearms teams and flood rescue where and when they are needed.
3) Strengthen the connection between the services and the communities they serve by providing an opportunity for more local councillors to be involved in shaping local services and for better integration with community planning.
Secondary aims are:
1) To learn the lessons from the implementation of reform to inform future large public service reform processes
2) To evaluate the wider impact of the reform on the Justice and public service system, and the contribution the reform is making towards national outcomes.
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 250 000 and 270 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: