Scottish Prison Service Research and Evaluation Services Framework

Scottish Prison Service Research and Evaluation Services Framework

This Framework Agreement shall be made up of up to 8 competent suppliers.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Research services

2019/S 029-064997

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Prison Service
Calton House, 5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh
EH12 9HW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313303572
E-mail: catharine.dempsey@sps.pnn.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM75

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: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.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

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

01612: Framework Agreement for Research and Evaluation Services

Reference number: 01612

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73110000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This Framework Agreement shall be made up of up to 8 competent suppliers who shall be responsible for carrying out a variety of research and evaluation services for the SPS.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

79315000
73110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is envisaged that the framework shall contain up to eight suppliers for the purpose of carrying out research and evaluation projects on a variety of subjects for the SPS.

The duration of the research will vary dependent on the scope of the research to be conducted by the supplier(s). The duration will normally expect to be between 5 – 30 days, and will be agreed prior to the start of each Research project.

This procurement will follow the EU Open procedure. Following publication of the Contract Notice, an Invitation to Tender (ITT) (including the European Single Procurement Document) will be published by SPS on the Public Contracts Scotland Tender (PCS-T) website. This will be made available to all bidders and contain full information on the specific requirements of the contract, the pricing model and the evaluation method.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possible extension of up to 12 months.

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

The supplier and any key personnel staff used by the supplier in undertaking the services shall possess as a minimum the following:

— a degree in a social science discipline which has included methodological or statistical training and/or previous research experience,

— experience of using one or more data handling packages such as SPSS or Microsoft Excel or QSR NVIVO,

— an understanding of the Scottish Criminal Justice system.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

2 years of financial accounts.

Insurances as listed in the procurement documents including:

— public liability insurance: 1 000 000 GBP,

— professional indemnity insurance: 250 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 8
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 230-525768

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

Date: 11/03/2019
Local time: 14:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/03/2019
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

February 2023

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12757. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:572840)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Prison Service
Calton House, 5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh
EH12 9HW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313303790Internet address: http://www.sps.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:

07/02/2019

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