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UK-London: Research services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, London, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:

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.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 Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

Reference number: 101193

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
73110000 - Research services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The work to be procured covers two strands:

1. Evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the pilots in order to understand whether they should be scaled up to a national approach. We therefore need to understand their effectiveness and their impact. The approach being piloted is new and innovative as it presents a new model for places of worship to become more sustainable.

2. Research and evaluation to understand the effectiveness and impact of initiatives that have happened over the last 10 years. These initiatives would have been carried out by, for example, the Church of England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England and includes the Government run, Listed Places of Worship scheme. Most of these interventions have already been evaluated but we want to develop a coherent overview of these evaluations to identify which elements could be considered to be most effective.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 159,500


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79315000 - Social research services.
79313000 - Performance review services.

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: It is essential that the pilot schemes are properly evaluated by a Supplier with the right knowledge and expertise, to ensure that the pilots deliver on their principle function, as a means of creating a body of evidence indicating the best way to support the future sustainability of listed places of worship, as well as the funding levels which might be needed for the sector in the future.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Skills, expertise and capacity / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the Listed Places of Worship sector / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Project Management / Weighting: 15

Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 30

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: Not Provided

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

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

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

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 OJEU: 2018/S 110-250569

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: 101193
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 01/08/2018

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 7 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
Frontier Economics
Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6DA, 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: Not Provided
Total value of the contract/lot: 159,500
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 29/08/2018

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