Market Research Contract University of Kent

Market Research Contract University of Kent

Identifying the impact of adult social care IIASC.

UK-Canterbury: market research services

2012/S 90-148846

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Kent
C3 Darwin College, Darwin Road
CT2 7NY Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1227824301
E-mail: purchasing@kent.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kent.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kent/aspx/Home

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

Other
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

Identifying the impact of adult social care IIASC.
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: Fieldwork.
NUTS code UKJ42

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 requirement is for a fieldwork organisation to carry out research interviews.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000, 79315000

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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 9.10.2012. Completion 31.12.2013

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Annual turnover in excess of 1 000 000 GBP for each of the last 2 years. Employers liability insurance of a minimum of 5 000 000 GBP and Professional indemnity insurance of a minimum of 2 000 000 GBP.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Previous experience of similar work is required.
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

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 minimum number 5: and maximum number 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As indicated in the documents.
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:

PSSRU/IIASC/0512
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: 12.6.2012
Payable documents: yes
Price: 60 GBP
Terms and method of payment: 50 GBP plus VAT. Payable online via a link available with the tender documents.
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.6.2012
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

13.7.2012
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: 13.6.2012
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

University of Kent Finance Director
Canterbury Campus
CT2 7NY Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute resolution
Internet address: http://www.cedr.com/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: During the standstill period following notification of intention to award.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

CEDR as above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.5.2012