Research Consultancy Contract Student Satisfaction

Research Consultancy Contract Student Satisfaction

Higher Education Funding Council for England UK-Bristol: research consultancy services

2012/S 67-110159

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Higher Education Funding Council for England
Northavon House
BS16 1QD Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hefce/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hefce/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: Higher Education Funding Council for England
Northavon House
BS16 1QD Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hefce/aspx/Home

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Higher Education Funding Council for England
Northavon House
BS16 1QD Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hefce/aspx/Tenders/Current

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Higher Education Funding Council for England
Northavon House
BS16 1QD Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hefce/aspx/Tenders/Current

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:

Research into the feasibility of developing a student satisfaction survey of taught postgraduate higher education courses.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
NUTS code
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)

HEFCE is seeking to appoint contractors to assess the feasibility of conducting a survey of postgraduate taught students, and if the evidence suggests such a survey is feasible, to undertake a short pilot survey at a small number of higher education institutions.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This research will consider the feasibility, design and options for conducting a survey of UK, EU and international students studying postgraduate taught (PGT) courses at UK institutions. The work should include consultation with postgraduate student representatives, University staff and other agencies with an interest in the taught postgraduate life-cycle. If the evidence shows that such a survey would be feasible to conduct and that the information it returns would be useful to prospective PGT students, then a short pilot study would need to be conducted at a small number of higher education institutions across the UK. The final report to HEFCE should provide an analysis of the feasibility of conducting a national PGT survey, and if such a survey is deemed to be feasible, the report should provide scrutiny of the benefits and limitations of such a survey and include recommendations on how the full survey could be run.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 14.6.2012. Completion 7.12.2012

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
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:
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: 20.5.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

21.5.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 21.5.2012

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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
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:3.4.2012