Economic Research – East of England Forecasting Model

Economic Research – East of England Forecasting Model

To manage an economic forecasting model for the East of England, requiring maintenance and updating, and provision of outputs once a year.

United Kingdom-Bury St Edmunds: Research consultancy services

2015/S 063-111135

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East of England Local Government Association
West Suffolk House, Western Way, Suffolk
For the attention of: Eddie Gibson
IP33 3YU Bury St Edmunds

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Regional or local agency/office

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: yes

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House

Peterborough City Council
Town Hall, Bridge St

Thurrock Council
Civic Offices, New Road

Southend on Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue

Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall

Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House, Russell Road

Essex County Council
County Hall, Duke Street

Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall, Pegs Lane

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane

Luton Borough Council
Town Hall

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

East of England Forecasting Model.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East of England.

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 East of England Forecasting model provides forecasts for the following indicators at local authority district, county, regional, local enterprise partnership (LEP) area and (selectively) UK levels:
— Workplace jobs by sector;
— Employed persons on a workplace basis;
— Employed persons on a residence basis;
— Net commuting;
— Productivity;
— GVA;
— Population;
— Migrants;
— Unemployed;
— Households;
— Demand for Dwellings;
— CO2 emissions;
— Employment Land Use.
East of England Local Government Association is seeking a supplier to perform the following services in relation to the East of England Forecasting Model:
— To manage an economic forecasting model for the East of England, requiring maintenance and updating, and provision of outputs once a year;
— To utilise the model to deliver an economic forecasting service for the region and sub-regions (counties, unitaries, district authorities and LEP geographies), providing forecasts to inform decision-making and planning in the region;
— To provide high-quality support and advice to model operators/users;
— To provide quality assurance reports on the model;
— To provide one half-day training course / workshop per year to support users’ understanding and use of the model;
— To provide a user guide and user interface for the East of England Forecasting Model, both suitable for a non-technical audience.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 250 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the Invitation to Tender.
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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 below

1. Price. Weighting 50

2. Technical Solution and Service Delivery. Weighting 30

3. Comparable Experience and Capability. Weighting 15

4. Quality Assurance. Weighting 5

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 20.4.2015 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

15.5.2015 – 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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
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: