Tender for Public Opinion Attitude Survey Services

Tender for Public Opinion Attitude Survey Services

Quarterly opinion survey of general public attitudes in the UK towards UK inflation.

United Kingdom-London: Market and economic research; polling and statistics

2015/S 118-214906

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bank of England
Threadneedle Street
For the attention of: Mrs Angela Corsan
EC2R 8AH London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2076015248
E-mail: angela.corsan@bankofengland.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Bank of England
Threadneedle St
EC2R 8AH London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: angela.corsan@bankofengland.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Bank of England
Further information can be obtained via: www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk
EC2R 8AH London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: angela.corsan@bankofengland.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Bank of England
Tender Responses must be via the Bank’s online tendering portal at www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk
EC2R 8AH London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: angela.corsan@bankofengland.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

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:

Tender for Public Opinion Attitude Survey Services.

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 a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Quarterly opinion survey of general public attitudes in the UK towards UK inflation. A set of questions are asked in these quarterly surveys which seek information on public knowledge, understanding and attitudes toward the Monetary Policy Committee process, as well as expectations of interest rates and inflation and also look to measure satisfaction/dissatisfaction with the way the Bank of England is ‘doing its job’. Additional questions are asked annually to cover perceptions of the relationship between interest rates and inflation and knowledge of who sets rates.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The contract will be for 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years in 12 month instalments. The total value of the contract over 3 years might be in the range 250 000 GBP to 300 000 GBP plus VAT.
Excluding VAT
Range between 250 000 and 300 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 300 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 3 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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:

N/A.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

N/A.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

N/A.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: See PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selection Criteria as indicated in the PQQ document.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

AC/349
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.7.2015 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.7.2015 – 11:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

3.8.2015

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 2.6.2015 – 11:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Up to 5 years (3 year contract with option to extend 2 x 1 year extensions).

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Bank of England
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.6.2015

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