Child poverty reduction pilot study

Child poverty reduction pilot study

Proposals are invited for the operation of a pilot study of the impact on child poverty of incentivising work via charitable payments and removing barriers to employment.

UK-Belfast: social research services

2012/S 145-242545

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Ofmdfm)
Research Branch (OFMDFM), Room E3.19, Castle Buildings, Stormont
For the attention of: Michael McNally
BT4 3SR Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890522091
E-mail: michael.mcnally@ofmdfmni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA24034

Further information can be obtained from: The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Ofmdfm)
Research Branch (Ofmdfm), Room E3.19, Castle Buildings, Stormont
For the attention of: Michael McNally
BT4 3SR Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890522091
E-mail: michael.mcnally@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/equalityresearch

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Ofmdfm)
Research Branch (Ofmdfm), Room E3.19, Castle Buildings, Stormont
For the attention of: Michael McNally
BT4 3SR Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890522091
E-mail: michael.mcnally@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/equalityresearch

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Ofmdfm)
Research Branch (Ofmdfm), Room E3.19, Castle Buildings, Stormont
For the attention of: Michael McNally
BT4 3SR Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890522091
E-mail: michael.mcnally@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/

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:

Child poverty reduction pilot study.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: E3.19, Castle Buildings, Stormont, BT4 3SR Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM.
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)

Proposals are invited for the operation of a pilot study of the impact on child poverty of incentivising work via charitable payments and removing barriers to employment. The study aims to measure the reduction in child poverty that could result from engagement in a few hours work while receiving a modest charitable payment designed to support low income families.
For this project we are providing a research grant of up to a maximum of 1 500 000 GBP to cover all costs, including the charitable payments to participants and all aspects of the design and administration of the study. The project is anticipated to last for approximately 12 – 18 months.
Further details on the pilot study can be found on the Ofmdfm web site http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/equalityresearch.

We are inviting research grant applications by 5pm on the 10th of September 2012. Application forms can be found at the above web site address.
Applications should be submitted to: Mr Michael McNally, Equality Research Branch, Ofmdfm, Block E, 3.19, Castle Buildings, Stormont, BT4 3SR Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM.
For further details please contact: Mr Michael McNally.
Tel: +44 2890522091 or michael.mcnally@ofmdfmni.gov.uk.

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=90751.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79315000, 73110000, 79300000, 79311400, 79311410

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

Tenders are invited for the operation of this pilot study which has a budget of up to a maximum of 1 500 000 GBP over two financial years (2011/12 and 2012/13).
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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) 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.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
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:
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

10.9.2012 – 17:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 11.9.2012 – 11:00
Place:

Block E, Castle Buildings, Stormont, BT4 3SR Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:90751).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister
Mr Henry Johnston, Room E4.18, Castle Buildings, Stormont
BT4 3SR Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: henry.johnston@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 289023198
Internet address: www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/equalityresearch

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:

26.7.2012