Usability Testing Contract

Usability Testing Contract

The purpose of this brief is to procure (a) lab facilities within which to conduct usability testing (b) a sample of participants to take part in usability testing sessions.


Reference number: RM2497 SB-798

Deadline date:02/10/2013

This deadline is for… The Request for Information Response Date at 02/10/2013 at 15:00. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Government Procurement Service


Description of the contract

The purpose of this brief is to procure (a) lab facilities within which to conduct usability testing (b) a sample of participants to take part in usability testing sessions. This testing will enable GDS to identify and address user experience issues and to drive design and development of the IER service. For this project GDS plan to run 15 usability testing days. Each testing day will require 8 participants for 40-minute sessions. Please see attached document for full description.


Classification of the contract

73300000 Design and execution of research and development

79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics

79310000 Market research services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Daniel Thomas

Organisation name Government Procurement Service

Address Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ

Telephone 01633 811600

Extension number:


How to apply

To participate in any possible future procurement which results from this RFI, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Government Procurement Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express and interest for the Insert Title This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement RM2497 SB-798 PROVISION OF USABILITY TESTING and the RM2497 SB-798 • the name of the registered supplier; and • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Government Procurement Service will then process this email and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Invitation to Tender will be issued by close of play on 19th September 2013 and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the deadline date. The deadline date for submission of proposals will be 2nd October 2013 15:00. It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email: