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For the research, design, implementation and reporting of survey of Citizens' perceptions of EU Cohesion Policy and Attitudes.

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Strathclyde
181 St James Road, Estates Management
G4 0NT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Denise Kyle
Telephone: +44 1415484451
NUTS code: UKM34

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted 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:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Survey of Citizens' Perceiptions of EU Cohesion Policy and Attitudes.

Reference number: PCS-T Project_7764, UOS-9033-2017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

For the research, design, implementation and reporting of survey of Citizens' perceptions of EU Cohesion Policy and Attitudes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

It should be noted that this service will be carried out throughout the EU as detailed in the Tender documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University is looking to appoint a suitably experienced public opinion or market research company to conduct a citizen survey on our behalf. The survey aims to understand citizens' perceptions of EU Cohesion policy and the impact on their attitudes towards the EU.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology / Weighting: 50 % of quality
Quality criterion - Name: Capacity and Organisation of work / Weighting: 25%of quality
Quality criterion - Name: Quality Control Measures / Weighting: 25 % of quality
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 2
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

To be updated.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: COHESIFY, EU Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement No: 693127.
II.2.14)Additional information

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders must meet the minimum level(s) of standards required in relation to Economic and Financial standing as detailed in this notice and the contract documents.

Minimum Level(s) of standards required:

Bidders will be required to evidence a minimum ‘average’ yearly turnover of 400 000 EUR for the last 3 years.

Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.

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:

Employers (Compulsory) Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP,

Public/Product Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice and as detailed within the Tender Documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders must be able to demonstrate their experience within the last 3 years working on a project of a similar scale, scope and complexity, as per the Tender documents.

The Bidders response to this section of the ESPD will be scored by an evaluation panel in accordance with the scoring convention detailed in section 4.3 of the Invitation To Tender. Bidders must score an average of 2 or above to pass this question. If the average score is below a 2 this will be deemed as a failure to meet the minimum standards for technical and professional ability.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to tender documentation for full details regarding terms and conditions.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/04/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 11/04/2017
Local time: 12:30


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Statements in relation to the ESPD:

Exclusion Grounds:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Scoring Methodology:

The scoring methodology used for selection criteria will be pass or fail. Section III.1.3 of this notice details the pass/fail criteria in relation to previous experience.

Award scoring methodology will be as follows:

0 - Unacceptable

1 - Poor

2 - Acceptable

3 - Good

4 - Excellent

Narrative in relation to each score can be found in the contract documents.

Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, what proportion of the contract.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project_7764. For more information see:

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:

(SC Ref:485697).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
University of Strathclyde
181 St James Road, Estates Management
G4 0NT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1415484451

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: