The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2016 – 2017

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

2015/S 123-225729

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Government
3F North, Victoria Quay
Contact point(s): Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
For the attention of: Neil Stewart
EH6 6QQ Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1312443509

Internet address(es):

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) 2016/17 to 2019/20.

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
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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Scottish Government wishes to commission the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) for 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.
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.
NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 3796 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

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If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 600 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
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

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 5.10.2015. Completion 28.2.2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
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

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: yes

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:

235443
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

12.8.2015 – 12:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12.8.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Edinburgh

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:403956).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

25.6.2015

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