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The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Market Research Services. The Framework will be multi-supplier with up to 5 suppliers appointed. Market Research Services require research specialists to ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lynda Collin
Telephone: +44 1312440434
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Market Research Framework Agreement.

Reference number: SP-16-011
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Market Research Services. The Framework will be multi-supplier with up to 5 suppliers appointed.

Market Research Services require research specialists to advise and implement a range of market and customer research activities covering many aspects of communications work. This will include the development, creation and delivery of effective and measurable marketing communications programmes as well as elements of wider activities, either individually or a combination of strategic planning, field marketing, direct marketing and partnership marketing.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross- border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about

Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement

The Marketing Services requirements have been divided into 5 separate frameworks rather than a single framework with separate lots.

Detailed award criteria are stated in the procurement documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
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

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.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 216-393510
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: SP-16-011
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
28/06/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 12
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 12
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: 12
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Ashbrook Research & Consultancy Ltd
Floor 5, 52 St. Enoch Square
Glasgow
G1 4AA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412263798
NUTS code: UKM82
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Jump Research
137/5 Constitution Street
Edinburgh
EH6 7AD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1315534109
NUTS code: UKM75
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Progressive Partnership
Q Court, 3 Quality Street
Edinburgh
EH4 5BP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313161900
NUTS code: UKM75
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Scott Porter Research and Marketing Ltd
31 Bernard Street
Edinburgh
EH6 6SH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1315531927
Fax: +44 1315551367
NUTS code: UKM75
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
RS Consulting Ltd
2 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1RW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1414337075
NUTS code: UKM82
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: 5 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

All suppliers on this framework are committed to offering differing packages of Fair Work Practices, packages include the payment of the Scottish Living Wage or higher for the duration of this framework.

(SC Ref:505143).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Internet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/08/2017