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UK-London: Research services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Fourth Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2072112028, Email: mark.hill@culture.gov.uk
Contact: Mark Hill
Main Address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-culture-media-sport
NUTS Code: UKI
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Research-services./4ZKD8K4K25
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via https://www.delta-esourcing.com to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
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
General public services

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Public Services Mutual's Research
Reference Number: 100937
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
73110000 - Research services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description: DCMS is looking to select a research partner that will have two main purposes:
To monitor the health of the mutuals sector and establish whether the government¿s interventions are having a positive impact. This will include the growth in number, size and turnover of public service mutuals.
To gain in-depth qualitative insight, over an extended period of time, of the real challenges and opportunities faced when running a public service mutual.
We hope the combination of quantitative and qualitative insight will help us build the case for the mutual model as a viable way of delivering public services. It will also help us to make informed policy decisions about how the government should support these organisations in the future.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: Not Provided
Currency: Not Provided
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
Not Provided
II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKI LONDON

II.2.4) Description of procurement: Public service mutuals are organisations which have spun out of the public sector, deliver public services and have a substantial level of employee involvement in the way they¿re run. The Mutuals Team is in the Office for Civil Society (OCS), part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). It works across government to support existing public service mutuals to thrive, and new ones to emerge.
This research will have two main purposes:
1.To monitor the health of the mutual's sector and establish whether the government¿s interventions are having a positive impact. This will include the growth in number, size and turnover of public service mutual's.
2.To gain in-depth qualitative insight, over an extended period of time, of the real challenges and opportunities faced when running a public service mutual.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Case Study - Quantitative research / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Case Study - Longitudinal qualitative research / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Skills, expertise and capacity / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the mutuals sector / Weighting: 10

Price - Weighting: 20

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: Not provided
Currency: Not provided
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Start: 01/12/2017 / End: 31/03/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: Yes
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided


Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
Not Provided
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1) Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Not Provided
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Not Provided
III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: Yes

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description OPEN
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/09/2017 Time: 17:00

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: Not Provided
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
Date: 10/10/2017
Time: 12:00


Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used No
Electronic invoicing will be accepted No
Electronic payment will be used No
VI.3) Additional Information: 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.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Research-services./4ZKD8K4K25

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/4ZKD8K4K25
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Fourth Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-culture-media-sport
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 08/08/2017

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