Market Research Service

UK-Redcar: market research services

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Centre for Process Innovation
Wilton Centre, Wilton
For the attention of: Janine Smith
TS10 4RF Redcar
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642455340
E-mail: e-tendering@uk-cpi.com
Fax: +44 1642447298

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uk-cpi.com

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: publicly funded organisation, limited by guarantee

 

I.3)Main activity

Other: technology development

 

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:

Market research panel for new business opportunities in process industries.

 

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: Wilton, Redcar.
NUTS code UKC1

 

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: 8
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 1
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 and 200 000 GBP

 

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

CPI is seeking to appoint between 5 and 8 providers to a market research panel to provide assistance to new business opportunities (NBOs).
The panel will provide market segment information and research – in the form of reports – for individual NBOs relating to market and business intelligence within market sectors such as (but not limited to) advanced processing, industrial biotechnology, low carbon energy and functional materials.
Reports would be expected to address such topics as (but not limited to) the following:
Market sizes – now and predicted future sizes.
Critical success factors.
Competitors and competitive position.
Key customers.
Alternative technologies.
Supply chain players and critical issues in the supply chain.

 

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

 

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: yes

 

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The panel will provide market segment information and research, in the form of reports, for individual new business opportunities relating to market and business intelligence within market sectors such as (but not limited to) advanced processing, industrial biotechnology, low carbon energy and functional materials.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 and 200 000 GBP

 

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

Duration in months: 12 (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:

Not applicable.

 

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

Full details are available in the tender document via the CPI website www.uk-cpi.com.

 

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

Not applicable.

 

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: In accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC, Regulations 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender document.

 

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC, Regulations 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the tender document available from www.uk-cpi.com.

 

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC, Regulations 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the tender document available from www.uk-cpi.com.

 

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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no

 

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:

CPI Tender 308

 

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

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 141-234232 of 22.7.2011

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 141-234232 of 15.10.2011

 

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: 9.12.2011
Payable documents: no

 

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

9.12.2011

 

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

 

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 9.12.2011
Place:Wilton.

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This project is part funded by the European regional development Fund 2007-2013.

 

VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Louise Barker, The Centre for Process Innovation
Wilton Centre, Wilton
TS10 4RF Redcar
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: louise.barker@uk-cpi.com
Telephone: +44 1642447275
Internet address: www.uk-cpi.com
Fax: +44 1642447298

 

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.

 

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.10.2011