Survey Tender Department for Transport

Survey Tender Department for Transport

Random Probability Omnibus Surveys 2012-2014. The Service required is access to space on regular surveys for the inclusion of bespoke survey modules developed by the Department for Transport.UK-Hastings: survey services

2012/S 164-272833

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DFT
Corporate Procurement Division, Zone D/02 Ashdown House
For the attention of: Tony Moss
TN37 7GA Hastings
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079448422
E-mail: anthony.moss@dft.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2079448440

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dft.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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: Transport
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:
Random Probability Omnibus Surveys 2012-2014.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Survey services. The Service required is access to space on regular surveys for the inclusion of bespoke survey modules developed by the Department for Transport (such surveys are usually called Omnibus Surveys in the UK). The survey should be a random probability sample survey of adults aged 16 and over living in private households in Great Britain. The main mode of data collection should be through computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). The survey should be able to deliver an achieved sample size of at least 1 000 respondents for DfT modules. For each DfT module developed the selected contractor will be required to provide advice on questions, programme the questionnaire accurately; undertake the fieldwork with the aim of achieving at least a 50 % response rate; prepare and deliver a clean data set module and supply an associated Technical Report. The contractor may also be required to undertaken question testing, including cognitive interviews, and analysis and report writing.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79311000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (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:
Applicants invited to tender will be advised.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Tenders are to be priced in Sterling and payment will only be made in Sterling.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The group will be required to nominate a lead partner with whom the Authority can contract, or form themselves into a single legal entity before the contract is awarded.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of these criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists. Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

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: no
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:
PPRO 04/24/18
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
8.10.2012 – 11:00
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
in days: 60 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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: no
VI.3)Additional information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The authority expressly reserves the rights: (1) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (2) in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
The length of contract may be extended by another year depending on performance. GO Reference: GO-2012823-PRO-4180553.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

DFT
Corporate Procurement Division
TN37 7GA Hastings
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: anthony.moss@dft.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2079448422

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations (as amended) the Department will notify tenderers, by electronic means, or by facsimile, of the standstill period before which any contract(s) will be entered into. This standstill shall not end before at least midnight at the end of the 10th day after the sending date, but where the last day is not a working day, the standstill period shall be extended to the midnight at the end of the next working day. Where, exceptionally, non-electronic means of communication are used, the different timescale as set out in the Regulations shall apply. This standstill provides unsuccessful tenderers with the opportunity to challenge the Department’s decision if they consider they have sufficient grounds to do so.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.8.2012

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