Scottish Agricultural Landlord Survey

Scottish Agricultural Landlord Survey

This project is primarily for a social survey of landlords to be undertaken professionally with robust results analysed and reported in a fair and independent manner.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

ENFOR, Q Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive,

Edinburgh

EH11 3XD

UK

Mrs B McGee

+44 1312449824

bridget.mcgee@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.scotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

ENFOR, Q Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive,

Edinburgh

EH11 3XD

UK

Mrs B McGee

+44 1312449824

bridget.mcgee@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

ENFOR, Q Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive,

Edinburgh

EH11 3XD

UK

Mrs B McGee

+44 1312449824

bridget.mcgee@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Scottish Agricultural Landlord Survey

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Government committed to undertake a comprehensive review of the agricultural holdings legislation within 18 months from the date on which the Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2012 became law (12 September 2012). During the passage of the Agricultural Holdings Bill 2011, through the Scottish Parliament there was agreement on an urgent need for better information on trends in tenure of agricultural holdings, including investigation of the reasons behind the steady decline in the number of agricultural tenancies in recent years. Information is also required on related landlord and tenant farmer issues such as rent reviews; dispute resolution; succession and pension issues; waygo arrangements; issues around farm diversification and fixed equipment.

More recently the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment has announced that Absolute Right to Buy (ARTB) will now be considered as part of the Review of the Agricultural Holdings Bill, and this consideration will be restricted to 1991 tenancies. Evidence is therefore required around the views and experiences of landlords on these matters.

This project is primarily for a social survey of landlords to be undertaken professionally with robust results analysed and reported in a fair and independent manner. Landlord/tenant relations has been a politically sensitive issue for many years and it is imperative that all documents, including the tender, are carefully and neutrally worded. It is more important that the contractor has excellent professional standards in designing, conducting and reporting surveys than having in-depth knowledge in the subject matter itself. The final report should be a robust, independent, neutral, factual analysis of the survey responses. A corresponding survey of tenant farmers will be contracted and implemented over a similar time period.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=283284.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

CR/20112/12D

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
28-11-2013  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 13-12-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:283284)

5.2

Additional Documentation

CR 2012 12 D ITT docs IPR Dept
FAQ for tenders

5.3

Publication date of this notice

31-10-2013