Research Marketplace 2 Framework – Market Engagement

Research Marketplace 2 Framework – Market Engagement

We would like to conduct market engagement with suppliers who operate in the research services and insights market to gain a greater understanding of the marketplace.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Market and economic research; polling and statistics

2020/S 148-364139

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: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: Ninth Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

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

Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Research Marketplace 2

Reference number: RM6126

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a DPS Agreement for the provision of Research Marketplace services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations and charities. It is intended that this DPS agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all research and behavioural insights services required by UK Central Government Departments.

This agreement will be for the social, economic and market research services, along with policy analysis, development and advice, service insight, design, delivery and organisational reform. Associated additional services will also be included. This is the replacement DPS agreement for RM6018.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73110000 Research services
73111000 Research laboratory services
73430000 Test and evaluation
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
79310000 Market research services
79311000 Survey services
79311100 Survey design services
79311200 Survey conduction services
79311210 Telephone survey services
79311300 Survey analysis services
79311400 Economic research services
79311410 Economic impact assessment
79312000 Market-testing services
79313000 Performance review services
79314000 Feasibility study
79315000 Social research services
79320000 Public-opinion polling services
79330000 Statistical services
79340000 Advertising and marketing services
79342311 Customer satisfaction survey

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a DPS Agreement for the provision of research marketplace services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations and charities.

It is intended that this DPS agreement will be the recommended vehicle for research and behavioural insights services required by UK Central Government Departments.

This agreement will be for the social, economic and market research services, along with policy analysis, development and advice, service insight, design, delivery and organisational reform. Associated additional services will also be included.

This is the replacement DPS agreement for RM6018.

II.2.14)Additional information

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

01/10/2021

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:

We would like to conduct market engagement with suppliers who operate in the research services and insights market to gain a greater understanding of the marketplace.

If you are interested in participating in market engagement please express your interest by emailing marcommsandresearch@crowncommercial.gov.uk

No later than midday on Friday 4 September 2020.

Your email must clearly state:

1) organisation name,

2) contact name,

3) job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation),

4) contact phone number,

5) contact email,

6) organisation website link.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in the procurement for the RM6126 Research Marketplace 2, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials [Plus] for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

The bidder may be awarded a framework contract but shall not enter into any call-off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials [Plus] Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.

The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official.

It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013

And further defined by the Security Policy framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/07/2020