ONS Annual Survey of Goods and Services – Market Sounding Exercise

ONS Annual Survey of Goods and Services – Market Sounding Exercise

The Office for National Statistics is looking for a supplier to deliver the Annual Survey for Goods and Services and the Foreign Direct Investment Survey.

United Kingdom-Newport: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2020/S 082-194747

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Office for National Statistics
Town: Newport
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NP10 8XG
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: jessica.payne@ons.gov.ukInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.ons.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Joint Procurement — Annual Survey of Goods and Services (ASGS) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Survey

Reference number: PU-21-0015

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Office for National Statistics is looking for a supplier to deliver the Annual Survey for Goods and Services (ASGS) and the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Survey. We anticipate that the tender will be published in lots:

Lot 1: ASGS;

Lot 2: FDI;

Lot 3: Both services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Annual Survey of Goods and Services (ASGS)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Annual Survey of Goods and Services (ASGS) is a statutory ONS survey launched in 2017 in response to an independent review of ONS statistics conducted by Sir Charles Bean. ASGS plays a key role in improving the coverage of the UK services economy sampling approximately 40 000 businesses from services industries annually and captures granular information about the composition of selected businesses turnover. ASGS has become a key data source used primarily to inform wider ONS outputs and is seeing demand increase from other government departments requesting access to survey data. Since the survey was set up in 2017, the data collection and validation work for ASGS has been outsourced to an external provider, the contract for which expires in April 2021. ONS are seeking develop a relationship with a provider that possesses the ability to continue to run the survey on ONS’ behalf delivering data that is high in quality and collected electronically via an electronic questionnaire.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Foreign Direct Investment FDI) Survey

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Trade and Investment Development Project was established in 2016 in order to meet the user needs of key stakeholders across government, particularly Department for International Trade (DIT). The current focus for the development is on re-developing the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) survey and systems to begin to capture new data for us to understand the UK’s investment position at a more granular level than currently available. In order to meet needs at the pace our users demand, particularly on FDI, we have to capture new data which is not otherwise obtainable from alternative sources. Therefore, we are aiming to launch a redeveloped version of the FDI survey in March 2021 which will include new questions to collect the data we need. ONS are seeking to develop a partnership with an organisation that possess exceptional digital capability and can provide a high-quality, accessible, electronic questionnaire and response management portal to host both inward and outward, quarterly and annual, redeveloped FDI surveys. The sample and questions will be provided by ONS; we are purely looking for a partner who can host these questionnaires and provide a tool for our business operations team to manage responses as and when they’re received.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

23/04/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Office for National Statistics is in the process of developing joint tender documentation for two upcoming survey requirements, the Annual Survey for Goods and Services (ASGS) and the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Survey. We anticipate that the tender will be published in late Summer 2020 and we are currently in the Market Sounding phase of the Project. We will be hosting an online session on Thursday 7 May 2020, where we will give presentations on each of the requirements and take feedback from the market on our proposed approach. We will also welcome questions from suppliers both during the event and afterwards via In-Tend Correspondence. Further details will be provided shortly via correspondence. All suppliers wishing to register for the event and subsequently bid for the services must be registered on and attached to the Project, ref: PU-21-0015. To register on In-Tend please visit: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ons/aspx/Home

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/04/2020