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Market and economic research; polling and statistics

Published 23/10/2020

Greater Manchester

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506369
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesEducation
Common Procurement VocabularyMarket and economic research; polling and statistics
Market research services
Date Published23rd Oct 2020

Greater Manchester

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The University of Manchester
Postal address: Oxford Road
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Central Procurement Office
E-mail: procurement@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1612752160
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester/aspx/Home
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Exploring Racial and Ethnic Inequality in a Time of Crisis

Reference number: 2020/1721/REI/JN
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Tenders are invited to manage the Survey of Ethnic Minorities and be responsible for the data collection, based on a questionnaire administered through an online platform. The tenderer will provide input on the design of the questionnaire. The questionnaire will be translated into a number of key priority languages. The expected sample size is approximately 16 000 respondents, 3 000 of which will be provided by the supplier. The tenderer will provide administrative support for recruitment. Sample management will be the responsibility of the tenderer.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79310000 Market research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Main site or place of performance:

The University of Manchester.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) is an ESRC funded research centre providing theoretically informed, empirically grounded and policy-relevant research on ethnic inequalities in the UK. The ESRC is now funding a new project within CoDE: exploring racial and ethnic inequality in a time of crisis. This research includes a new commissioned survey exploring the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the social and economic well-being of racial and ethnic minority people nationally. The collected data will inform evidence-based policies on a wide-range of topics including demographic information, health, education, racism, civic engagement, leisure activities and employment.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 23/11/2020
End: 07/05/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Please note that the University of Manchester is running this procurement under an open accelerated procedure under Regulation 27(5) of the Public Contract Regulations. This is due to restricted time limits designated for the completion of this project.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/11/2020
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/11/2020
Local time: 14:00
Place:

The University of Manchester.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

University of Manchester Staff only.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court of Justice of England
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: http://www.procurement.manchester.ac.uk/
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). any such action must generally be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the authority has communicated the award of the contract and summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. 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, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the authority to pay a fine, and/or order the duration of the contract to be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: The University of Manchester
Postal address: Oxford Road
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1612752160
Internet address: http://www.procurement.manchester.ac.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/10/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506369
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesEducation
Common Procurement VocabularyMarket and economic research; polling and statistics
Market research services
Date Published23rd Oct 2020