Schools Research Tender Scotland

Schools Research Tender Scotland

The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of behaviour In Scottish Schools Research 2019.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2019/S 179-436383

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Area 3A South, Victoria Quay, The Shore
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447556
E-mail: fiona.watson@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Behaviour In Scottish Schools (BISSR) 2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of behaviour In Scottish Schools Research 2019.

The contract will be for a period of 11 months with the option to extend for an additional 1 month.

The purpose of the project is to provide a robust picture of overall trends of behaviour and relationships in Scottish schools, gain the views of key stakeholders on behaviour and establish some of the causal factors behind differences in behaviour/effective management strategies.

The project will also explore the impact of technology use in schools on behaviour. This represents the latest in a series of 3-yearly behaviour in Scottish Schools reports and builds on research carried out in 2016, 2012, 2009 and 2006. The consultants will be expected to engage with a wide range of stakeholders: pupils, parents/carers, teachers, support staff and headteachers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 171 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000
73110000
73200000
73210000
73300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of behaviour In Scottish Schools Research 2019.

The contract will be for a period of 11 months with the option to extend for an additional 1 month.

The purpose of the project is to provide a robust picture of overall trends of behaviour and relationships in Scottish schools, gain the views of key stakeholders on behaviour and establish some of the causal factors behind differences in behaviour/effective management strategies.

The project will also explore the impact of technology use in schools on behaviour. This represents the latest in a series of 3-yearly behaviour in Scottish Schools reports and builds on research carried out in 2016, 2012, 2009 and 2006. The consultants will be expected to engage with a wide range of stakeholders: pupils, parents/carers, teachers, support staff and headteachers

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Understanding of the requirement / Weighting: 30 %
Quality criterion – Name: Delivery and methodology / Weighting: 30 %
Quality criterion – Name: Quality management / Weighting: 25 %
Quality criterion – Name: Risk management and ethics / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion – Name: Fair work practices / Weighting: 5 %
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 10
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Statement for 4B.5: bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s):

— liabilities to Equity ratio.

The minimum acceptable range for each financial ratio is: 1.

The ratio will be calculated as follows:

Total liabilities/Total equity

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

Bidders who do not comply with the above financial requirements but are part of a group, can provide a parent guarantee if the parent company satisfies the financial requirements stipulated above.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

‘Statement for 4B: it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance indicated below:

— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP,

— public liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP,

— professional indemnity insurance = 2 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

For public supply and public service contracts only, please provide relevant examples of supplies and/or services carried out during the last 3 years as specified in the contract notice.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in Part II.2.4) of the OJEU contract notice.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As per the specification document.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/10/2019
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/10/2019
Local time: 13:00
Place:

Victoria Quay, Leith Docks, Edinburgh.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.

Service type not suited to lotting.

The contract award criteria will be price 30%/quality 70 %.

Question scoring methodology for award criteria outlined in invitation to tender:

0 = unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 = poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 = acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 = good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 = excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

Bidders must complete the ESPD (Scotland) to demonstrate adherence to the exclusion and selection criteria

For this procurement. If there are named subcontractors/technicians upon which the bidder will rely to meet the selection criteria, these named parties must complete and reattach the ESPD supplier response form, ESPD questions 2C.1.1 (Technicians) and 2D.1.2 (Subcontractors).These parties must complete the first 3 sections of the ESPD form, as well as any part of the section 4 selection criteria that the main bidder will rely upon the parties to fulfil. If parties have not yet been identified, this information may be required at a later date. Scottish Government reserves the right to request this information from relevant parties upon whom the main bidder will not rely to fulfil selection criteria.

4C.10 Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and if so, for what proportion of the contract.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=597620

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

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.

(SC Ref:597620)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=597620

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Area 3a South, Victoria Quay, The Shore
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 131Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/09/2019