British Election Study Internet Panel Fieldwork – Invitation to Tender

British Election Study Internet Panel Fieldwork – Invitation to Tender

Tenders are invited to conduct the fieldwork for the British Election Study Internet Panel 2019-2023.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Public-opinion polling services

2019/S 118-289689

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Central Procurement Office
Telephone: +44 1612752160
NUTS code: UKD3
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


British Election Study Internet Panel Fieldwork 2019-2023

Reference number: 2019/1548/BES-IPF/EF/JD

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Tenders are invited to conduct the fieldwork for the British Election Study Internet Panel 2019-2023 (BESIP).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3
Main site or place of performance:

The University of Manchester.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The supplier selected will be expected to be primarily responsible for the sample design and selection of the sample; the testing and implementation of the survey; and the production and delivery of data including weights; all under the guidance of the project team. The questionnaire content will be supplied by the BES team. The agency will be responsible for the conduct of interviews and for the timely delivery of ‘clean’ SPSS or Stata formatted datasets based on those interviews and linked with individual and aggregate-level data where agreed.

The British Election Study is one of the longest social science survey series. It has taken place at every general election since 1964, covering a sequence of 15 general elections and accumulating data over a period of more than 50 years. The studies have won high public and academic recognition and have made a major contribution to the understanding of election outcomes and political attitudes and behaviour. The data generated from each successive study are deposited with the UK Data Service and widely used. The BES, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is considered one of the ‘crown jewels’ of British Political Science research resources.

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

Start: 17/09/2019
End: 16/09/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 29/08/2019
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/08/2019
Local time: 14:00

The University of Manchester.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

University of Manchester staff.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of Justice of England
United KingdomInternet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The University of Manhcester
M13 9PL
United KingdomInternet address:

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated through the European Journal. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

The University of Manchester
M13 9PL
Oxford Road
United KingdomInternet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: