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Services - 286273-2021

07/06/2021    S108

United Kingdom-London: Research services

2021/S 108-286273

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Postal address: 1 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: SW1H 0ET
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Contracted Research
E-mail: Research.tenders@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.uksbs.co.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

CR20116 — Energy and Climate Change Behavioural Science Framework

Reference number: CR20116
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000 Research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), wishes to establish a framework for the provision of energy and climate change behavioural science services.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (the ‘Regulations’).

The duration of this framework will be 26 months (from award till the 31 March 2023).

It is intended that there will be 3 suppliers awarded to this framework. These awarded suppliers will be ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd based of the scores awarded from this completion of this procurement.

See Section I.3 for access to procurement documentation.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and follow the instructions to register.

Access code: 24349H7BJW

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Main site or place of performance:

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), wishes to establish a framework for the provision of energy and climate change behavioural science services.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the ‘Regulations’).

The duration of this framework will be 26 months (from award till the 31 March 2023).

It is intended that there will be 3 suppliers awarded to this framework. These awarded suppliers will be ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd based of the scores awarded from this completion of this procurement.

This RFP sets out details of the contract and expectations of any successful supplier.

Background:

Behavioural science provides vital insight regarding the responses of citizens, consumers, businesses, and other groups to government policies. Many energy and climate change policies particularly require, and indeed encourage, individuals to change their behaviour in response to incentives, regulation, and other measures — behavioural insights can help to maximise the impacts of these.

Insights from behavioural science are important to ensure that proposed policies, market incentives, and other interventions will elicit the desired response from consumers and businesses. In addition, advice from behavioural scientists could help to improve policy development and maximise the effectiveness of policy interventions.

At present, the pace of policy work in a number of energy and climate change teams is rapid, particularly in light of the context of the economic recovery from Covid-19, in which BEIS is rapidly developing policies to stimulate clean growth to aid this recovery. There are also a number of policy areas related to net zero and fuel poverty that are of high priority for BEIS (e.g. heat, energy efficiency policies, smart technologies) and rely upon behavioural change – indeed, the Committee on Climate Change estimate that over 60 % of the emissions reduction required to reach net zero will need some form of behaviour change. One key challenge

(especially within the current context) is ensuring behavioural science insights are taken into account at the right point within the policy development process. A Framework with fast paced call-off contract awards will enable behavioural science evidence to be gathered and disseminated rapidly, maximising impact on policy development. There are also a number of ad hoc behavioural evidence needs that can emerge at short notice.

In addition, many opportunities to apply behavioural science expertise (e.g. applying behavioural science techniques to interrogate and improve policy proposals) are also for smaller behavioural science tasks which do not warrant the disproportionate amount of time/resources taken to procure them. This framework is Intended to enable BEIS to gain behavioural science insight within an appropriate timeframe to feed into policy development, while minimising the resources required to commission this work.

Overall, we anticipate this contract will lead to greater utilisation of behavioural science insight within the development of energy and climate policy, helping to improve their effectiveness and uptake by the public and businesses.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality/weighting / Weighting: 80.00
Price - Weighting: 20.00
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 228-563032
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CR20116
Title:

CR20116 — Energy and Climate Change Behavioural Science Framework

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
18/02/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Behavioural Insight Ltd
National registration number: 08567792
Postal address: 4 Matthew Parker Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI31 Camden and City of London
Postal code: SW1H 9NP
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CR20116
Title:

CR20116 — Energy and Climate Change Behavioural Science Framework

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
18/02/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Basis Research Ltd
Postal address: 264 Banbury Road
Town: Oxford
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
Postal code: OX2 7DY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CR20116
Title:

CR20116 — Energy and Climate Change Behavioural Science Framework

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
18/02/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Frontier Economics Ltd
National registration number: 03752719
Postal address: 71 High Holborn
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: WC1V 6DA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 450 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: www.delta-esourcing.com. Access Code is: 24349H7BJW

Do not apply directly to buyer

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd wishes to establish an agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations) UK Research and Innovation UK Shared Business Services Ltd are able to accept unstructured electronic invoicing.

The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in I.3

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: www.delta-esourcing.com. Access Code is: 24349H7BJW

Closing date and time for Bidder to request RFP documents: 4 January 2021 at 10.00 BST.

Closing date and time for Bidder to submit their response (‘the deadline’): 4 January 2021 at 11.00 BST.

This contract has not been sub-divided into lots as there is only one delivery locations and therefore lots are not appropriate.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: Polaris House
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: Polaris House
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: Polaris House
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/06/2021