UK Millennium Cohort Study Sixth Sweep

UK Millennium Cohort Study Sixth Sweep

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, University of London (UK) is seeking tenders from survey research agencies to carry out the instrument development, data collection and initial data processing for the sixth sweep of the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

UK-London: Survey conduction services

2013/S 097-165708

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
Contact point(s): Procurement and Tender – CLS 6S2013
WC1H 0AL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079115404
E-mail: tender@ioe.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) 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

Other: University
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

UK Millennium Cohort Study Sixth Sweep.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, University of London (UK) is seeking tenders from survey research agencies to carry out the instrument development, data collection and initial data processing for the sixth sweep of the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
MCS is a longitudinal study following the lives of over 19,000 children in the UK born in 2000/1. The cohort has been surveyed on five prior occasions: at 9 months (2001-2), 3 years (2003-4), 5 years (2006), 7 years (2008) and 11 years (2012). The sample was originally recruited through Child Benefit records and was designed to over-represent children living in deprived areas, areas with high minority ethnic populations (in England only) and areas in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The data collection for the home visits for the sixth sweep will take place between January 2015 and December 2015 when the cohort members will be turning 14 years old and in their third year of secondary school. It is expected that approximately 16,500 families will be approached for the fifth sweep. Multiple informants per family will be interviewed in person in their home with the majority of data collection carried out using computer assisted interviewing (CAI).
The survey will comprise the following data collection elements:
— Interviews with up to two co-resident parents/carers per family.
— Cognitive assessments, physical measurements, interview and time-use diary for the 14 year-old cohort member.
— Collection of saliva samples from up to two co-resident biological parents and the cohort member.
— Collection of direct measures of physical activity using accelerometers from the cohort member.
The survey research organisation will be required to:
— Work closely with CLS to design and develop the data collection instruments. The agency will be responsible for the production of all instruments including all CAI programming required.
— Work closely with CLS to design and develop fieldwork materials and fieldwork procedures.
— Supply and train interviewers to collect the data and monitor and oversee their work to ensure that the data collection is carried out on schedule and to a high standard.
— Carry out initial data processing, i.e. coding, editing and data checking prior to delivering the data to CLS, and provide full documentation of the data collection instruments.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79311200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The quantity of interviews required is approximately 15,500 families. Multiple interviews per family are required and the majority of data collection with families must be carried out using computer-assisted interviewing (CAI).
The geographical scope of the project is the UK (including north of the Caledonian Canal in Scotland and the outlying islands i.e. Isle of Man, the Channel Isles, Scilly Isles and the Scottish Islands).
The project is limited in time. The data collection with families must take place in a 12 month period between January 2015 and December 2015.
As a result, a tenderers wishing to carry out this work must be able to supply a field force of interviewers able to carry out face-to-face computer-assisted interviews, with up to 15,500 families within a 12 month period in 2015, across the whole of the UK (including north of the Caledonian Canal in Scotland and the outlying islands i.e. Isle of Man, the Channel Isles, Scilly Isles and the Scottish Islands).
The estimated value of the contract, excluding VAT, is GBP 4.1 m.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.9.2013. Completion 30.6.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CLS 6S2013.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

10.6.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

until: 30.6.2016
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Snr Survey Manager
Head Of Contract and Procurement
Procurement Officer
MCS PI
MCS Survey Manager

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.5.2013