Transformation of Historical Census Volumes to Digital Data – Office for National Statistics

Transformation of Historical Census Volumes to Digital Data – Office for National Statistics

To transform data held in historical census volumes into digital data.

United Kingdom-Newport: Data services

2020/S 087-209399

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Office for National Statistics
Postal address: Government Buildings, Cardiff Road
Town: Newport
NUTS code: UK
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Clare Jones
Telephone: +44 1633651633
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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

Other type: Non Departmental Government Body

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: UK Statistical Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Transformation of Historical Census Volumes to Digital Data

Reference number: PU-20-0324

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Office for National Statistics (ONS) is seeking to let a contract for the provision of a specialist services to transform data held in historical census volumes into digital data. ONS (and its various forebears) have produced population statistics from every Census since 1801. Individual census records are confidential for 100 years and are not included within the scope of this contract. ONS would like to digitise the aggregated data produced from those records and published in paper reports after each Census. Statistical outputs for England and Wales from the 1971 to 2011 censuses can be downloaded in digital form from ONS and other websites but a complete set of census data from the main volumes produced from 1801 to 1961 is not available digitally. All of the information is already publicly available (for example, through public libraries), but in paper form it has very limited accessibility and usability for analytical purposes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 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: UK
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

There are no lots.

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

Start: 29/06/2020
End: 28/06/2022
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:

See Appendix D of document set.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

See ITP within document set.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

See document set.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

See document set.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

See document set.

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: 29/05/2020
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

Tender must be valid until: 29/06/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/06/2020
Local time: 00:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: N/a
Town: N/a
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: