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UK-LONDON: Research and development services and related consultancy services.


Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Floor 4, 100 Parliament Street, LONDON, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2072116000, Email: commercial@culture.gov.uk
Main Address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-digital-culture-media-sport
NUTS Code: UK
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned 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:
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: Framework Agreement for Research and Evaluation Services
Reference number: 101806
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to alert potential suppliers to an opportunity that DCMS wish to procure a Framework Agreement with organisations with appropriate experience and expertise to enable the research and evaluation all of its services across all business areas and sectors. The Framework Agreement will require the use of a wide range of methodologies and technical innovation in order to support the research and evaluation in operational and or policy areas.
Please be advised that the estimated value of this contract range between 23 million - 35 million over 4 years.
DCMS are issuing this Request for Information (RFI) which consists of a questionnaire containing background information and a number of questions requiring responses, relating to the potential Lots and Services.
There is no guarantee that this RFI will result in a Competitive tender.
Responding or not responding to this RFI will not affect any tende
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 35,000,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: Yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 6
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 1
II.2.1) Title: Policy/Impact Evaluation
Lot Number: 1
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
73110000 - Research services.
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.
73300000 - Design and execution of research and development.
79315000 - Social research services.
79311000 - Survey services.
79311100 - Survey design services.
79311200 - Survey conduction services.
79311210 - Telephone survey services.
79311300 - Survey analysis services.
79313000 - Performance review services.
73430000 - Test and Evaluation.
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.
79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics.
79314000 - Feasibility study.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 1 includes but is not limited to the following scope of services:
Conducting pilots, trials and RCTs, quasi-experimental studies, behavioural insights, impact assessments, feasibility studies, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness and value for money analysis, developing theory-based approaches / theories of change, developing evaluation strategies and frameworks.
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 2
II.2.1) Title: Process Evaluation
Lot Number: 2
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
73110000 - Research services.
79311000 - Survey services.
79311100 - Survey design services.
79311200 - Survey conduction services.
79311210 - Telephone survey services.
79311300 - Survey analysis services.
79342310 - Customer survey services.
79342311 - Customer satisfaction survey.
79311400 - Economic research services.
79311410 - Economic impact assessment.
71241000 - Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis.
79314000 - Feasibility study.
79313000 - Performance review services.
73430000 - Test and Evaluation.
79330000 - Statistical services.
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 2 includes but is not limited to the following scope of services:
Identifying causal pathways that support impacts to take place, understanding contextual influences, assessing operational aspects of programme/policy delivery (e.g. case studies, interviews).
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 3
II.2.1) Title: Other Primary Research
Lot Number: 3
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
73100000 - Research and experimental development services.
73110000 - Research services.
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.
79311000 - Survey services.
79311100 - Survey design services.
79311200 - Survey conduction services.
79311210 - Telephone survey services.
79311300 - Survey analysis services.
79342310 - Customer survey services.
79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics.
79311400 - Economic research services.
79311410 - Economic impact assessment.
73430000 - Test and Evaluation.
71241000 - Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis.
79314000 - Feasibility study.
79330000 - Statistical services.
79313000 - Performance review services.
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 3 includes but is not limited to the following scope of services:
Surveys (online, telephone, face to face), qualitative research, ethnographic research, feasibility studies, development work (eg cognitive testing of interviews, survey development), scoping studies.
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 4
II.2.1) Title: Modelling and Data Science
Lot Number: 4
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
73110000 - Research services.
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.
79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics.
79310000 - Market research services.
79311400 - Economic research services.
79315000 - Social research services.
79311410 - Economic impact assessment.
73430000 - Test and Evaluation.
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 4 includes but is not limited to the following scope of services:
Economic modelling, quality assurance of models, econometrics, secondary data analysis, longitudinal analysis, time series analysis, machine learning, Monte Carlo analysis, agent-based modelling, simulation techniques, geo-spatial mapping, data visualisation, neural networks, data engineering, natural language processing, R and Python programming.
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 5
II.2.1) Title: Evidence Synthesis
Lot Number: 5
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
73110000 - Research services.
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.
79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics.
79310000 - Market research services.
79315000 - Social research services.
79311400 - Economic research services.
79311410 - Economic impact assessment.
79311000 - Survey services.
79311100 - Survey design services.
79311200 - Survey conduction services.
79311210 - Telephone survey services.
79311300 - Survey analysis services.
79342310 - Customer survey services.
79342311 - Customer satisfaction survey.
71241000 - Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis.
79314000 - Feasibility study.
79313000 - Performance review services.
79330000 - Statistical services.
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 5 includes but is not limited to the following scope of services:
Literature reviews, think-pieces, thematic and strategic analysis and horizon scanning, rapid evidence assessments, consultations (including engagement/evidence gathering events), attitudinal research, meta evaluations
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description : 6
II.2.1) Title: Economic Assessment
Lot Number: 6
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79311410 - Economic impact assessment.
79315000 - Social research services.
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
73110000 - Research services.
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.
79300000 - Market and economic research; polling and statistics.
79311400 - Economic research services.
79310000 - Market research services.
79312000 - Market-testing services.
79311000 - Survey services.
79311100 - Survey design services.
79311200 - Survey conduction services.
79311210 - Telephone survey services.
79311300 - Survey analysis services.
79342310 - Customer survey services.
79342311 - Customer satisfaction survey.
79313000 - Performance review services.
71241000 - Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis.
79314000 - Feasibility study.
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Lot 6 includes but is not limited to the following scope of services:
Large scale economic and social impact assessment and surveys; international comparisons; market analysis, value-added analysis; benchmarking; regulation, compliance, supply and demand analysis
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.3) Estimated Date of publication
20/04/2020


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
1. The Authority is providing potential bidders the opportunity to review an outline of the Lot Structure and services required for the DCMS Research and Evaluation Framework Agreement and provide feedback via a market sounding questionnaire. The Authority is seeking responses to the questionnaire by midday on 16 March 2020.
These documents can be accessed via the Authority's eSourcing Portal and completed questionnaires.
2. The Authority wants to gauge the market interest in this procurement, the routes to market for DCMS requirements and improve the relationship with research contractors.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-LONDON:-Research-and-development-services-and-related-consultancy-services./9H68ZFNAQ2

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/9H68ZFNAQ2
GO-2020224-PRO-16050783 TKR-2020224-PRO-16050782

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 24/02/2020



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