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United Kingdom-Cheltenham: Market and economic research; polling and statistics

2016/S 028-045451

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Postal address: 95 The Promenade
Town: Cheltenham
Postal code: GL50 1HZ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: LDLHE-procurement@hesa.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1242211105

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.hesa.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
Body governed by public law
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:
Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal study.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cheltenham.

NUTS code UKK13 Gloucestershire

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 requirement is for a contractor to undertake a Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. HESA is proposing to offer a 1-year 1 contract term and will require the appointed contractor to conduct the survey in 2016. There may be potential for a second survey in 2018 should funding be available or indeed if the requirement for this data collection remains following the outcomes of the sector review of graduate destination and outcomes data (https://www.hesa.ac.uk/content/view/3779)

Contractors will be required to provide a complete quality assured and documented data-set to HESA for onward analysis.
Will bidders please note that this requirement is time-critical and this new contract needs to be in place no later than the end of June in order for the survey to commence by 1.8.2016.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics, 79311000 Survey services, 79311100 Survey design services, 79311200 Survey conduction services, 79311210 Telephone survey services

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 requirement is for a contractor to undertake a Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. HESA is proposing to offer a 1-year 1 contract term and will require the appointed contractor to conduct the survey in 2016. There may be potential for a second survey in 2018 should funding be available or indeed if the requirement for this data collection remains following the outcomes of the sector review of graduate destination and outcomes data (https://www.hesa.ac.uk/content/view/3779)

Contractors will be required to provide a complete quality assured and documented data-set to HESA for onward analysis.
Will bidders please note that this requirement is time-critical and this contract needs to be in place no later than the end of June in order for the surveys to commence by 1.8.2016.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 750 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A parent company guarantee may be 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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The most economically advantageous tender and the ability to meet HESA's time schedule.
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:
C12019 LDLHE
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 16.3.2016
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
16.3.2016 - 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
28.3.2016
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: HESA will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from HESA before a contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the Company Secretary, HESA, — LDLHE-procurement@hesa.ac.uk If an appeal regarding the award of a contract is not successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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).

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
8.2.2016