Procurement of the Scottish Health Survey 2018 – 2021

Procurement of the Scottish Health Survey 2018 – 2021

Procurement of the Scottish Health Survey for the period 2018-2021 (with the possibility of being extended for up to 2 further years).

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Survey services

2017/S 036-065301

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447908
NUTS code: UKM
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Scottish Health Survey 2018-2021.

Reference number: 327300

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement of the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) for the period 2018-2021 (with the possibility being extended for up to 2 further years).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement of the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) for the period 2018-2021 (with the possibility of being extended for up to 2 further years.)

The SHeS provides information about population health, health related behaviour and the use of health services amongst the population living in private households in Scotland. The survey has been run continuously since 2008. The SHeS reports at health board level every 4 years and at a national level annually.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Includes 2 optional extension years (24 months) which can be exercised at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:


Current Ratio.


Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:


Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 2 000 000 GBP for the last 3 years.

Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.


Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s):

Current Ratio.

Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio greater than 0.8.

The ratio will be calculated as follows:

Net current assets/net current liabilities.


It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance in accordance with any legal obligation for the time being in force.

Public Liability Insurance in the sum of not less than 2 000 000 GBP.

Professional Indemnity Insurance in the sum of not less than 5 000 000 GBP.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 195-351200

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/04/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/04/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7664. For more information see:

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

It is anticipated that there will be limited sub-contracting opportunities.

There will be no requirement for the successful Service Provider to advertise opportunities via PCS however where the Service Provider proposes to enter into a sub-contract it must:

Follow a procedure leading to the selection of the sub-contractor which ensures reasonable competition following principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination and transparency and which ensures that such procedure is accessible by small and medium enterprises.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

While the following community benefit objectives will not be evaluated as part of the tender process, tenderers are required to present a community benefit proposal with their tender detailing how, in the event that they should be successful in winning the contract, they will address the following Community Benefit themes:

— targeted recruitment and training for ‘disadvantaged’ persons unemployed for over 6 months;

— work placement opportunities for 14- 16 year olds;

— graduate placements.

If successful the winning bidder(s) will discuss the content of their Community Benefit proposal and agree a plan for the delivery of the agreed community benefits which will become a condition of the contract.

(SC Ref:481109).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447556Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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