Scottish Referendum Survey

Scottish Referendum Survey

The survey, to be conducted between mid-February and mid-April 2013, The providers will ask by telephone, in home, a representative sample of 14-17-year-olds in Scotland about:their views on Scottish independence and devolution; their feelings of Scottish, British and European identities;their political interest and engagement.

LIT/0381/referendum survey

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


University Of Edinburgh

Procurement , Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street,

Edinburgh

EH1 1HT

UK

Gordon Whittaker

+44 1316502759

Gordon.Whittaker@ed.ac.uk

+44 1316502154
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Home

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


University Of Edinburgh

Procurement , Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street,

Edinburgh

EH1 1HT

UK

Gordon Whittaker

+44 1316502759

Gordon.Whittaker@ed.ac.uk

+44 1316502154
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Home

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


University Of Edinburgh

Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street,

Edinburgh

EH1 1HT

UK

Gordon Whittaker

+44 1316502759

+44 1316502154
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Home

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

LIT/0381/referendum survey

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The University of Edinburgh is a research and teaching institution of the highest international quality.

The research will be conducted under the auspices of the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) and the School of Social and Political Science. AQMeN (http://aqmen.ac.uk/), led by The University of Edinburgh, is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Funding Council to strengthen quantitative social scientific research capacity in Scotland. The School of Social and Political Science of The University of Edinburgh (http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/) is the leading academic social scientific research School in Scotland.

The survey, to be conducted between mid-February and mid-April 2013, The providers will ask by telephone, in home, a representative sample of 14-17-year-olds in Scotland about:

– their views on Scottish independence and devolution;

– their feelings of Scottish, British and European identities;

– their political interest and engagement;

– their socio-demographic characteristics.

Results from the survey will allow a detailed and objective understanding to be developed of what influences young people’s attitudes towards Scottish independence.

The Scottish Government has proposed that Scottish residents aged 16 and 17 should be eligible to vote in the Independence referendum in autumn 2014. Yet there has been no systematic study of the views of Scotland’s young people on the issue of Independence. AQMeN and The University of Edinburgh have been awarded a grant from the ESRC for research that will fill this gap by investigating the attitudes of young people living in Scotland.

The survey sample will be representative of the age group throughout the whole of Scotland.

The tenderers are invited to propose sampling techniques by which a representative, probability sample of the age group can be achieved. The sample must be selected by probability techniques. A quota sample will not be acceptable.

The tenderers are invited to propose a suitable sampling frame or frames from which a representative, probability sample of the age group can be achieved. The telephone frame could be a combination of landline and mobile numbers, provided that the tenderer can demonstrate that the results will be valid and reliable.

(a) Young people

Each young-person interview will last approximately 15-20 minutes and will consist of around 30 closed questions that will be supplied by the researchers. The questions will have been used in previous high-quality social surveys in the UK. No piloting will be required from the contractors.

(b) Parents/guardians

Around 6 questions will also be asked of the young person’s parent or guardian, supplementing questions asked of the young person.

Permission to interview will be obtained first from a parent or legal guardian. The tenderers are invited to propose suitable methods for this screening and for the recruitment of the young people themselves.

A checked, clean and documented data set will be delivered to the researchers by 30 April 2013.

Sample design and recruitment strategies will be agreed with the researchers before fieldwork commences. Weekly reports of response rates will be provided to the researchers. A final report from the contractor will detail the representativeness of the sample of achieved interviews with respect to age, sex, broad geographical region, and socio-economic group. The final data base will include a weighting variable that will compensate for non-response in these (and possibly other) respects.

Those Tenderers who can evidence and pass the Mandatory requirements listed a-c below will then be subject to a Quality and commercial evaluation. The aim of the evaluation is to select the tender(s) which represent the best long term value for money. Tender selection will be based on most economically advantageous tender of 20% Price and 80% Quality being applied.

Mandatory requirements:

a) Experience of recruitment of probability sample for telephone surveys of people aged 14-17.

b) Demonstrated ability to recruit, manage and receive responses within 8 weeks from 1,500 respondents aged 14-17 and from a minimum of 480 respondents aged 14 and 15.

c) All fieldworkers who will work on this project must be recruited, trained and supervised to comply fully with ISO 20252 standards (or equivalent). Tenderers must demonstrate evidence of previous compliance with ISO 20252 in this respect.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

191500 Market Research

160 … Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Those Tenderers who can evidence and pass the Mandatory requirements listed a-c below will then be subject to a Quality and commercial evaluation. The aim of the evaluation is to select the tender(s) which represent the best long term value for money. Tender selection will be based on most economically advantageous tender of 20% Price and 80% Quality being applied.

Mandatory requirements:

a) Experience of recruitment of probability sample for telephone surveys of people aged 14-17.

b) Demonstrated ability to recruit, manage and receive responses within 8 weeks from 1,500 respondents aged 14-17 and from a minimum of 480 respondents aged 14 and 15.

c) All fieldworkers who will work on this project must be recruited, trained and supervised to comply fully with ISO 20252 standards (or equivalent). Tenderers must demonstrate evidence of previous compliance with ISO 20252 in this respect.

 

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

LIT/0381

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
22-01-2013  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date  04-02-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

This project is being done via the University of Edinburgh etendering system In-TEND

Suppliers can register and access the ITT at the following webiste https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Home

(SC Ref:250363)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

08-01-2013

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