Understanding Society: UK Household Longitudinal Survey
Understanding Society is a major research study designed to provide valuable new evidence about the people of the UK, their lives, experiences, behaviours and beliefs. Understanding Society every year track the fortunes, attitudes and circumstances of people living in Britain. The survey follows teenagers as they grow up; see how families respond to unemployment or serious illness and see how people feel about the communities where they live.
UK-Colchester: survey conduction services
Section I: Contracting authority
University of Essex
Contact point(s): Central Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Adrian Woodmore
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Telephone: +44 1206872068
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.essex.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.essex.ac.uk/purchasing/
Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
NUTS code UK
Survey conduction services. Telephone survey services. Survey analysis services. Market research services. Survey services. Social research services. Understanding Society is a major research study designed to provide valuable new evidence about the people of the UK, their lives, experiences, behaviours and beliefs. Understanding Society every year track the fortunes, attitudes and circumstances of people living in Britain. The survey follows teenagers as they grow up; see how families respond to unemployment or serious illness and see how people feel about the communities where they live. This includes following 40,000 households year by year and asking them questions about a wide spectrum of areas relating to their working and personal lives. http://www.understandingsociety.org.uk/overview/whatis/default.aspx Further details are within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
79311200, 79311210, 79311300, 79310000, 79311000, 79315000
Range: between 12 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: The pre-qualification questionnaire must be passed and the bidder must be highly experienced in contracts of this nature and size.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html – pcr.
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the authority.
The University will obtain a report from a Credit Reference agency in order to ascertain the risk of each bidder.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The bidder must not present a high risk on the report and must have a Contract Limit which would closely relate to the value of this contract or the potential bid. At the discretion of the Tender Panel the bidder must prove beyond doubt that they have and will be able to undertake a contract of this nature and size to a high quality.
As detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The bidder must score at least 50 % in the core areas of the PQQ and ITT stages to be eligible to pass at any stage in accordance with the criteria tables in each document. The Tender Panel reserves the right to exclude bidders that do not pass core areas that are essential to the bid. Only Health and Safety, the Environment and Quality Certification may be considered as non core under certain circumstances but the remainder of the PQQ and the ITT will all be core requirements.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The University will shortlist bidders to the ITT Award Stage by the scores at the PQQ Stage. We reserve the right to alter the number shortlisted dependent on circumstances at the time, particularly in relation to the number of qualifying organisations or the final scoring at PQQ stage that is achieved from the bidders.
Section VI: Complementary information
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the court may only award damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.11.2012