Market Research Survey Tender for Census of Students

Market Research Survey Tender for Census of Students

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is a census of students who have successfully completed their higher education qualification.

United Kingdom-Reading: Survey conduction services

2014/S 055-092228

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)
Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road
For the attention of: Judith Russell
RG6 6BZ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7986911918
E-mail: supc@reading.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1189357085

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.supc.ac.uk

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc

Further information can be obtained from: Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)
Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road
For the attention of: Judith Russell
RG6 6BZ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7986911918
E-mail: supc@reading.ac.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: See URL Below
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: See URL Below
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
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:

Survey Services for the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK

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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

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

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is a census of students who have successfully completed their higher education qualification. The DLHE survey collects information on what leavers are doing approximately six months after qualifying from their HE course and encompasses two data collection tranches per academic year.The Survey data is returned each May to the Higher Education Funding Council.1.7.
Any Framework Agreement resulting from this tender should be made available to and apply to all current and future Higher Education Providers in the United Kingdom.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79311200, 79311210

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:

This framework will be award for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: SUPC will retain the option of up to one 12 month extension, so up to a maximum of 4 years duration.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

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

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

Joint and several liability in the event of a consortium bid.
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: See tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documentation.
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:

2014/03
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: 22.4.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.4.2014 – 13:00
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

The whole tender will be conducted electronically and suppliers will need to register their interest on line at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc

All documents will be issued and need to be returned on line SUPC is an operating unit of Southern Universities Management Services, a company limited by guarantee.

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:14.3.2014