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Notice Summary

UK-Greenock: Management of Inverclyde Council's Citizen's Panel & Associated Research
TED32SSEP365240
Inverclyde Council
05 September 2019
26 September 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice Abstract

Inverclyde Council is inviting tenders from companies with suitable experience and expertise to support the management of the Council's Citizens' Panel and Associated Research.

Notice Details

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Inverclyde Council

Corporate Procurement, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square

Greenock

PA15 1LX

UK

Telephone: +44 1475712635

E-mail: margaret.shanks@inverclyde.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM83

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00168

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Management of Inverclyde Council's Citizen's Panel & Associated Research

Reference number: CP0353/ODPC

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73110000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Inverclyde Council is inviting tenders from companies with suitable experience and expertise to support the management of the Council's Citizens' Panel and Associated Research.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM83

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Inverclyde Council is inviting tenders from companies that are suitably experienced and which have the expertise to support the management of all elements of our Citizens’ Panel and Associated Research requirements in accordance with the Council’s Scope of Service. The invitation to tender also includes support for the management of the Council’s Employee Surveys.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 30

Price / Weighting:  70

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The Council may, at its sole discretion, extend the duration of the Contract for a period of up to two years from the Expiry Date on a year by year basis.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Inverclyde Council will check the financial status of applicants by means of a Dun and Bradstreet assessment. In order to be considered,applicants must achieve one of the following:

(a) Where the tenderers Dun & Bradstreet risk indicator is 3 or less, the annual contract value should also be less than 50% of the tenderers average turnover over the preceding 2 years.

OR

(b) Where the tenderers Dun & Bradstreet risk indicator is 2 or less, the annual contract value should also be less than 75% of the tenderers average turnover over the preceding 2 years.

PLEASE NOTE THE IMPORTANT GUIDANCE TO BIDDERS BELOW:

APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SATISFY THEMSELVES THAT THEY MEET THESE CRITERIA AS FAILURE OF THE FINANCIAL CHECK WILL MEAN THAT THEIR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER. APPLICANTS SHOULD ALSO SATISFY THEMSELVES THAT THEIR DUN AND BRADSTREET RATINGS ARE CORRECT AND IT IS THE APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO RAISE ANY QUERIES WITH DUN AND BRADSTREET IF THEY FEEL A CORRECTION IS REQUIRED. THE COUNCIL WILL RELY ON THE RISK RATING IT OBTAINS AT THE TIME IT PERFORMS THE D&B FINANCIAL CHECK.

You must provide your average yearly turnover for the last 2 years.

Turnover must be provided from your audited accounts. Turnover from unaudited accounts or part year turnover will not be accepted.

If you are unable to provide the turnover information required due to being exempt from submission of full audited accounts, please provide an explanation on why you are exempt in response to this question. If you have responded that you are exempt from submitting full audited accounts, please confirm that you will be prepared to submit alternative information and documentation on your financial position should this be required at any point. This information could be required at

selection or in the event that the bidder is identified as the preferred bidder.


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about 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: 26/09/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/09/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 8 of the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

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Insurance Requirements:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:-

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance - 5M GBP

Public Liability Insurance - 2M GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance - 1M GBP

IMPORTANT NOTE: : Professional Indemnity Insurance should include cover for loss of data, breach of confidence & misuse of data

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ESPD Part 3D Labour Law

The bidder must detail, in response to this question, any breaches of Labour Law inclusive of any Health and Safety Breaches and complete where applicable all related conditional questions.

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ESPD Part 4D - Quality Management Procedures

1. The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN

ISO 9001 (or equivalent),

OR

The bidder must comply with the alternative requirements as detailed within the "Contract Notice Additional Information" document Located within the "Buyer Attachment Area" of the PCS-T project associated with this contract opportunity.

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ESPD Part 4D - Health and Safety Procedures

The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS

18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum.

OR

The bidder must comply with the alternative requirements as detailed within the "Contract Notice Additional Information" document located within the "Buyer Attachment Area" of the PCS-T project associated with this contract opportunity.

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ESPD Part 4D - Environmental Management Requirements

The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate,

OR

The bidder must comply with the alternative requirements as detailed within the "Contract Notice Additional Information" document located within the "Buyer Attachment Area" of the PCS-T project associated with this contract opportunity.

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It is a requirement of this tender to comply with Inverclyde Council's Conditions of Contract, Special Conditions (if applicable) and Specification as detailed within the associated PCS-T Project.

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The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 14071. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:591215)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Inverclyde Council

Corporate Procurement, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square

Greenock

PA15 1LX

UK

Telephone: +44 1475712364

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

05/09/2019