Tender for Perception Wave and Employer Wave Surveys

Tender for Perception Wave and Employer Wave Surveys

Ofqual would like to appoint a supplier(s) to carry out 2 complementary Perceptions Surveys, in 2 Lots.

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

2017/S 140-287927

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Spring Place, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue
Coventry
CV5 6UB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms. Pauline Galliers
Telephone: +44 2476716839
E-mail: procurement@ofqual.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG33
Internet address(es):Main address: http://ofqual.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA29088

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.mytenders.org

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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Perception Wave and Employer Wave Surveys.

Reference number: OF613

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Ofqual would like to appoint a supplier(s) to carry out 2 complementary Perceptions Surveys, in 2 Lots: Lot 1 focusing on perceptions of GCSEs and A Levels, and Lot 2 focusing on employer perceptions of qualifications.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1 and 2 will be evaluated separately, and therefore both Lots may be awarded to different Suppliers or to the same Supplier depending on the results of each evaluation.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employer Qualifications Perceptions Surveys

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 will build on our Employer Qualifications Perceptions Survey, and would form a second wave of data of employer perceptions of vocational and technical qualifications, Functional Skills qualifications and end-point assessments in apprenticeships, and would include additional interviews of learners and teaching staff.

The Supplier will be required to complete the questionnaire design and testing, design an approach to sampling, recruit the sample, collect relevant data, carry out data analysis and write an appropriate report of the findings.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for period(s) of up to a maximum of 36 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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Annual Perceptions Wave Surveys

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79300000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 will form the next waves, 16 and 17 of our Annual Perceptions Survey, which focuses on perceptions of GCSEs and A Levels, as well as other qualifications in England.

The Supplier will be required to distribute the survey, gather evidence from a representative sample of stakeholders, analyse the data and present the findings in a report that will be published as part of Ofqual’s Official Statistics, as was done for waves 14 and 15.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for period(s) of up to a maximum of 24 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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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:

Criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

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: 2
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: 21/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/08/2017
Local time: 12:30
Place:

Ofqual Offices.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

2018 if the extensions periods are not utilised and if they are utilised early 2021.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=200570.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/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.

(MT Ref: 200570).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Spring Place, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue
Coventry
CV5 6UB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 247671839
E-mail: procurement@ofqual.gov.ukInternet address:http://ofqual.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:

21/07/2017

 

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