Market Research Tender Liverpool

Market Research Tender Liverpool

NWPHO mental well being survey 2012.

UK-Liverpool: market research services

2012/S 98-163562

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Liverpool John Moores University
Finance, Kingsway House, Hatton Garden
For the attention of: Mr Shaun McDonald, Procurement Officer
L3 2AJ Liverpool
Telephone: +44 1519046495

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

LJMU 12/09 – NWPHO mental well being survey 2012.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Liverpool John Moores University.
NUTS code UKD52

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)

A regional survey measuring mental wellbeing in the North West. Improving positive mental health and wellbeing has been a growing government priority. The Department of Health’s No Health without mental health strategy prioritises cross-government action to work with all sectors of the community in order that “more people will have good mental health”. The white Paper healthy lives, healthy people also emphasises the centrality of mental wellbeing to physical health, healthy lifestyles and life expectancy. Reducing inequalities in wellbeing is a key priority and the marmot review into health inequalities calls for wellbeing to be an outcome target on health inequality alongside healthy life expectancy. The North West Mental Wellbeing Survey was undertaken by the North West Public Health Observatory (NWPHO) in 2009 in response to a growing need to understand more about the positive mental wellbeing of people in the region. It aimed to collect a consistent and comparable score of positive mental health and to fill the gap that exists in mental health and wellbeing data. The survey is being repeated in 2012 and we are looking for a market research supplier to undertake the fieldwork element of this survey using a face to face interviewing method.
The questionnaire is already designed, incorporating a validated tool for measuring wellbeing – The Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale. It also includes a number of other questions related to measuring the determinants of wellbeing. The required sample size is approximately 11 000 respondents. This is to give a regionally representative survey and includes boosts to achieve sufficient sample sizes for representativeness at smaller geographical levels of population subgroups.
Timescales for the project are for the fieldwork to be undertaken over the period September to December 2012, with specified data in a specified format to be provided back to the NWPHO at the end of this time period. The successful supplier will demonstrate the expertise, suitability and capacity to provide the market research services required. This capability will be evidenced by both overall company resources, and the specific personnel dedicated to this NWPHO project. The successful supplier will demonstrate a general understanding of issues regarding Wellbeing in the UK, and the more specific mental health issues for this particular project. They will be capable of delivering the full range of services specified in the tender documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

As described in the tender documents – contract specification requirements.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 3.8.2012. Completion 31.1.2013

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As specified in the tender documents, with proof of an appropriate level of professional indemnity insurance.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the tender documents.
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.
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: Supplier’s tender submission response wil demonstrate their company capacity and capability to deliver the project to the standards and timescale required by LJMU.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Supplier’s financial stability by providing last 3 years published and audited annual accounts and/or company annual reports.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Proof that the specific personnel nominated to undertake the NWPHO project, will have experience of surveys with a similar scope.
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

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
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:

LJMU 12/09 – NWPHO Mental Well Being Survey 2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2008/S 220-293150 of 12.11.2008

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: 29.6.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.7.2012 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 6.7.2012 – 12:00

Finance, Kingsway House, Liverpool L3 2AJ, UNITED KINGDOM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: LJMU staff from Procurement Team and NWPHO.

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

Tender documents must be requested by e-mail from by Friday noon 29.6.2012. Completed tender submissions must be received by no later than Friday noon 6th July, using the return labels provided in the tender pack.

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:22.5.2012