The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2016 – 2017
The Scottish Government wishes to commission the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) for 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Survey services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
3F North, Victoria Quay
Contact point(s): Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
For the attention of: Neil Stewart
EH6 6QQ Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1312443509
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The new SCJS will be a cross-sectional, nationally representative, disproportionately stratified, random probability sample survey of private households in Scotland.
The survey will change from a biennial design to continuous fieldwork. The survey will have an annual target sample size of around 6,000 households. As a single adult is interviewed per household the target number of household and individual interviews are identical. Interviews will be administered using Computer Aided Personal Interviewing (CAPI) and Computer Aided Self Interviewing (CASI). The overall response rate will be at least 68 %.
There are three broad themes in the content of the survey: a victim form for establishing the extent of crime & victimisation across Scotland; subsequent full and quarter sample ‘modules’ asking attitudinal and perception based questions; and a self-completion questionnaire currently covering prevalence of drug taking, partner abuse, sexual victimisation, stalking and harassment.
Unlike the SCJS in 2012/13 and 2014/15, which features biennial fieldwork, fieldwork will run continuously each financial year. This research specification outlines the requirements for four sweeps of the SCJS (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20), with the option of two further sweeps (2020/21 and 2021/22) to be decided at a future date.
Survey fieldwork will run from:
— April 2016 to March 2017 for the first sweep;
— April 2017 to March 2018 for the second sweep;
— April 2018 to March 2019 for sweep three; and
— April 2019 to March 2020 for sweep four.
The optional extension will cover two sweeps, from April 2020 to March 2021 for sweep five and April 2021 to March 2022 for sweep six. The option to extend the Contract will be at the sole discretion of Scottish Government.
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The period of the contract may be extended for up to two years. Some optional elements (described in the Invitation to Tender documentation) may be required.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12.8.2015 – 12:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: