The Big Conversation – Research Pilot

The Big Conversation – Research Pilot

Following the completion of the scoping study, the British Council is now seeking to commission a research supplier to design, test and evaluate the methodological approach and research results.

United Kingdom-London: Research and development consultancy services

2020/S 019-042131

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: British Council
Postal address: 10 Spring Gardens
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1A 2BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Brian D’Mello
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org
Telephone: +44 2073894646
Internet address(es):Main address: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Registered charity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Big Conversation — Research Pilot

Reference number: BC/01168

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Following the completion of the scoping study, the British Council is now seeking to commission a research supplier to design, test and evaluate the methodological approach and research results, establish the framework and tools, and conduct the training for the new global research programme outlined in the tender documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

See Section VI.3).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following the completion of the scoping study, the British Council is now seeking to commission a research supplier to design, test and evaluate the methodological approach and research results, establish the framework and tools, and conduct the training for the new global research programme outlined in the tender documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:
III.1.2)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)Description

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: no
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: 24/02/2020
Local time: 10:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/02/2020
Local time: 10:30
Place:

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 contract awarded for the period outlined in the ITT document 11.1 (Timescales) or until all research services have been completed and all research materials have been delivered to the British Council’s satisfaction.

Place of delivery: the research pilot will be carried out in the UK and 2 other countries. The selected countries will be low- or middle-income countries where we have ongoing relevant activity. The final decision on pilot countries will be made by the British Council in line with its operational requirements. The British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: British Council
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2BN
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/01/2020