Services - 525768-2018

29/11/2018    S230    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Research services

2018/S 230-525768

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Scottish Prison Service
Postal address: Calton House, 5 Redheughs Rigg
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75
Postal code: EH12 9HW
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313303572

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

01612: Framework Agreement for Research and Evaluation Services

Reference number: 01612
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This Framework Agreement shall be made up of up to eight competent suppliers who shall be responsible for carrying out a variety of research and evaluation services for the SPS.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is envisaged that the framework shall contain up to eight suppliers for the purpose of carrying out research and evaluation projects on a variety of subjects for the SPS.

The duration of the research will vary dependent on the scope of the research to be conducted by the supplier(s). The duration will normally expect to be between 5 – 30 days, and will be agreed prior to the start of each research project.

This procurement will follow the EU Open procedure. Following publication of the Contract Notice, an Invitation to Tender (ITT) (including the European Single Procurement Document) will be published by SPS on the Public Contracts Scotland Tender (PCS-T) website. This will be made available to all bidders and contain full information on the specific requirements of the contract, the pricing model and the evaluation method.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:565583)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: