Market Research Contract Leeds

Market Research Contract Leeds

Community Engagement Supplier Framework. Leeds City Council provides a significant amount of community engagement activity across the Leeds local authority area. This takes many forms including: ‘market research’ – style surveys focus groups, community capacity building.

UK-Leeds: market and economic research; polling and statistics

2012/S 103-172802

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leeds City Council
2nd Floor, St George House, Great George Street
For the attention of: Ian Hodge
LS1 3DL Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7831270356
E-mail: ian.hodge@leeds.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://scms.alito.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://scms.alito.co.uk

Electronic access to information: http://scms.alito.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://scms.alito.co.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

Regional or local authority
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:

Community Engagement Supplier Framework.
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
NUTS code UK,UKE

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000,00 GBP

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

Leeds City Council provides a significant amount of community engagement activity across the Leeds local authority area. This takes many forms including: ‘market research’ – style surveys focus groups, community capacity building.
The framework will run for 2 years with an option to extend for a further 2 times 12 month periods.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
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: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:

Refer to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Refer to tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer to tender documents.
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: Refer to pre qualification documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to pre qualification documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to pre qualification documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to pre qualification documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to pre qualification documents.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
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:

LCC25377
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 10.7.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.7.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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

Interested parties can download the documentation directly from https://scms.alito.co.uk.

Requests for documentation should not be made by telephone or e-mail. The documentation should be completed and returned by no later than specified.
Late submissions will not be accepted.
Tenderers should note that if the council wish to carry out new services at the end of this contract, which are a repetition of the services detailed in this notice, then those additional services may be awarded using the negotiated procedure without publication of a notice in accordance with regulation 14 (1) (d) (ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Although Leeds City Council will be the local authority for the purposes of this procurement one or more of the other local authorities in the Yorkshire and the Humber region may choose to access the concluded Framework Agreement and order Goods or Services, without creating any obligation on behalf of any of them to do so. Where any such local authority elects to place an order under the Framework Agreement a legally binding contract shall be created between the particular local authority and the Contractor at that time to which the terms of this Framework Agreement will apply. In relation to any other public Official Journal of the European Union.
Contract Notice Standard Wording.
Guidance.
Procurement Unit – Governance and Regulation Team sector organisations who have their headquarters in the Yorkshire and Humber region, they may also place orders under this Framework Agreement where upon a legally binding contract shall be created between the particular public sector organisation and the contractor at that time to which the terms of this Framework Agreement will apply.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice
The Strand Town
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Where necessary in order to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 this authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee found in 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages. Following the 10 day standstill period, if no further debriefing has been requested, the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.5.2012