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UK-LONDON: Economic impact assessment.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Floor 4, 100 Parliament Street, LONDON, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7849824848, Email:
Contact: Jacob Coker
Main Address:

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:
General public services

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme: Early process and impact evaluation
Reference number: 101578

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79311410 - Economic impact assessment.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme (5GTT) was established in 2017 with the aim to maximise the prospective benefits that 5G could bring to the UK economy through timely deployment and effective utilisation of 5G technology. The Programme is encouraging and funding the creation of a series of Testbeds and Trials in a range of market segments. It has been allocated a total of 200m capital funding.

The requirement is to conduct an initial assessment of the 5GTT Programme which is expected to focus on the process elements and the early impacts of the Programme projects to date.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,000,000


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The requirement is to conduct an initial assessment of the 5G Testbeds and Trials (5GTT) Programme which is expected to focus on the process elements and the early impacts of the Programme projects to date.

DCMS is undertaking a full evaluation of the 5GTT Programme, and this project is the start of a programme of evaluation work which is intended to include:
- Process evaluation (including lessons learnt) of programme delivery, management, monitoring, governance and communication arrangements.
- Impact evaluation to assess whether intended outcomes and benefits of the Programme have been realised, as well as any unintended outcomes.
- Economic evaluation to assess if the Programme was good value for public money.

DCMS expects expertise in both telecoms and evaluation will be required to deliver this work.

Beyond the initial requirement, this contract may be used to fulfil subsequent evaluation requirements in the 5GTT Programme and wider Digital Infrastructure Directorate.

Evaluations need to meet the expectations of Government (for example DCMS and HM Treasury) and external bodies (e.g. Parliament, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, National Audit Office) to evaluate and report on the realised benefits and value for money of public spending and projects. It will also inform future government policy, project design and implementation.

An evaluation scoping and baseline study was conducted by independent evaluation experts on behalf of DCMS. The outputs of this are provided in the tender documentation.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Not Provided

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: Yes
Description of these options:The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the Contract for up to a further 36 months.

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: To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

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
Not Provided

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: 101578
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: 17/09/2019

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

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

Contractor (No.1)
ICF Consulting Services Limited
Riverscape, 10 Queen St Place, London, EC4R 1BE, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2030964800
The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 139,740
Total value of the contract/lot: 1,000,000
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
Royal Courts of Justice
London, WC1A 2LL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2079476000

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
Royal Courts of Justice
Parliament Street, LONDON, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2079476000

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Royal Courts of Justice
London, SE1 2AU, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2079476000
Internet address:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 14/10/2019

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