Market Research Tender – 1970 British Cohort Study – Age 46 Survey
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, University of London (UK) is seeking tenders from survey research agencies to carry out the instrument development, data collection and initial data processing for the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Survey.
United Kingdom-London: Research and development consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
Contact point(s): CLS.BCS
For the attention of: Gregory Alake
WC1H 0AL London
Telephone: +44 2079115404
General address of the contracting authority: http://ioe-net.inst.ioe.ac.uk/services/finance/Pages/Procurement.aspx
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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: UK.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) follows the lives of 17 000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1970. Since the birth survey in 1970, there have been eight further follow-ups at ages 5, 10, 16, 26, 30, 34, 38 and 42. The next follow-up will take place in 2016 when study members will be aged 46. The Age 46 survey is jointly funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council.
The Age 46 survey will have a substantial biomedical focus. It will involve a 45 minute core interview, cognitive assessments, anthropometric measurements (height, weight, waist/hip circumference), grip strength measurement, standing balance assessment, blood pressure and resting heart measurement, collection of whole bloods, an advance self-completion questionnaire and an on-line dietary diary.
The anthropometric measurements, grip strength measurement, standing balance assessment, blood pressure and resting heart measurement and collection of blood samples must be conducted by trained nurses in the homes of study members. The core interview and cognitive assessments may be conducted by either nurses or standard interviewers. The core interview may be conducted as a face to face interview or via an alternative mode such as telephone. The cognitive assessments must be conducted within the homes of study members.
It is anticipated that around 12 200 cohort members will be invited to participate. Fieldwork must take place between May 2016 and March 2017.
The survey research agency will be required to:
— Work closely with CLS to design and develop the data collection instruments. The agency will be responsible for the production of all instruments (with the exception of the on-line dietary diary) including all CAI programming required;
— Work closely with CLS to design and develop fieldwork materials and fieldwork procedures;
— Supply and train nurses/interviewers to conduct the interviews, conduct the measurements and assessments, collect blood samples and monitor and oversee their work to ensure that the data collection is carried out on schedule and to a high standard;
— Carry out initial data processing, i.e. coding, editing and data checking prior to delivering the data to CLS, and provide full documentation of the data collection instruments.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Tenderers wishing to carry out this work must be able to produce complex CAI data collection instruments, carry out a large-scale CAI surveys, be able to supply a trained field-force of interviewers able to carry out interviews across the whole of Great Britain and be able to supply a trained field-force of .
The estimated value of the contract, excluding VAT, is 2 790 000 GBP.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: