UK Household Longitudinal Study Including Waves 9-11
Survey conduction services; Market research services; Data collection and collation services.
United Kingdom-Colchester: Survey conduction services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Essex
Central Procurement Unit (Estate Management Section), Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Telephone: +44 1206873303
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
NUTS code UKH3
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
— Market research services;
— Data collection and collation services;
— Survey design services;
— Data processing services;
— Data management services;
— Feasibility study.
Fieldwork for Understanding Society:
The UK household longitudinal study including Waves 9-11 for the main sample and Waves 10 and 11 for the Innovation Panel. Understanding Society is a large household panel survey, which requires continuous fieldwork through the year.
The main sample covers the UK and consists of individuals in around 25 000 households. Movers out of addresses are expected to be traced and interviewed at their new address within the UK, and movers into a household with an existing sample member temporarily become sample members. Within each household there is an enumeration instrument and a household questionnaire (around 15 minutes for the 2): for each adult aged 16 +, there is a 40 minute (median) interview; for 10-15 year-olds, there is a self-completion instrument. Understanding society is mixed-mode, so that adults in a large proportion of households (currently around 40 % but with the expectation that this will increase) are initially invited to participate online, with non-respondents followed up by face-to-face interviews. The rest of the samples are issued directly to interviewers with any non-respondents invited to take part online. There is also a telephone mop-up stage towards the end of the fieldwork. The sample for Understanding Society is allocated over 24 calendar months, although each case is in the field for up to 6 months. Each household is issued annually, so there is an overlapping design; Wave 10 Year 1 will start at around the same time as Wave 9 Year 2. The main sample comprises of a general population sample and ethnic minority boost (for whom the interview is around 45 minutes, median) and the former-BHPS.
The Innovation Panel is a sample of 1 500 households used by researchers as a test bed for innovative ways of collecting data and for developing new areas of research. It helps develop leading edge survey methods and content that will ensure the ongoing success of Understanding Society and to generate important new knowledge. Experiments are carried out, and questions, procedures and methods are tested and used in a context similar to the main Understanding Society survey to make the test bed as realistic as possible.
The key requirements for this project are that the fieldwork agency/agencies achieve high response rates, a high level of data quality and the ability to meet deadlines for fieldwork and data delivery.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79311200, 79310000, 72314000, 79311100, 72310000, 72322000, 79314000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Included within this invitation to tender are requests for a number of additional ‘costed options’, which may be taken up if funding were to become available. Therefore, the price range over the life of the contract may be 18 000 000 GBP-27 000 000 GBP. However, we are currently inviting prices for the specification set out in this document, for which the budget is 18 000 000 GBP-20 500 000 GBP excluding the costed options.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 22 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
(b) The presentation of balance sheets or extracts from the balance sheets, where publication of the balance sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Please see the tender documentation for details.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: For further notice — 2020.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/K2BMWU7S38
GO Reference: GO-2015127-PRO-7426545
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GO Reference: GO-2015127-PRO-7426656
II.3) Duration of the contract or time limit for completion: 1.4.2016 at 12:00
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: