Tender for Delivery of Growing Up in Scotland Study

Tender for Delivery of Growing Up in Scotland Study

The Scottish Government wishes to commission the next phase of data collection for the Growing Up in Scotland  study.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Survey analysis services

2020/S 018-039765

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Area 3A South, Victoria Quay, the Shore
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Maxine Mullen
E-mail: maxine.mullen@gov.scot
Telephone: +44 1312445905

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

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


Growing Up in Scotland Study: 2020-2026

Reference number: 476893

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Government wishes to commission the next phase of data collection for the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study. GUS is a longitudinal study tracking the lives of children from the early years, through childhood and beyond, to understand how children grow up in contemporary Scotland in the context of their families and communities. The study has been running since 2005 and has covered a wide range of topics around the children, their parents and wider family circumstances and the social context. See https://growingupinscotland.org.uk/ for more information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 900 000.00 GBP

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:

The Scottish Government wishes to commission the next phase of data collection for the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study.

The study is currently tracking 1 cohort of children, Birth Cohort 1 (BC1, born in 2004/05), who have been followed since they were 10 months old. currently in the field and should be completed by July 2020.

The next phase of the study will aim to track BC1 children up to age 19/20 and will involve either 1 or 2 sweeps of data collection:

— Sweep 11, when the children will be in year 6 of secondary school, or at an equivalent age, and

— Sweep 12 when they will be around 19/20 years old.

This phase marks an important stage in the study, with the young person becoming the primary respondent in the study by Sweep 12.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price – Weighting: 20

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 900 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 28/02/2026
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is additional extension option for Sweep 12.

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

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:

Financial Ratio(s) Insurance.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Financial ratio:

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

The acceptable range for each financial ratio is: no less than 0.8

The ratios will be calculated as follows: current assets/current liabilities.


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

Employers (compulsory) liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public liability insurance = 2 000 000 GBP

Professional indemnity insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

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

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

Date: 15/04/2020
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/04/2020
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

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 15568.

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:611305)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Postal address: Sheriff Court House, 27 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252525Internet address: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/court-locations/edinburgh-sheriff-court-and-justice-of-the-peace-court
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: