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Invitation to Tender for Framework Agreement for the Provision of Perception Research.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
County Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Catherine Lawson
NE61 2EF Morpeth
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1670622351

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

See additional information
Any public body
Any public body Any public body
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Invitation to Tender for Framework Agreement for the Provision of Perception Research.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Trust need to commission an independent research company to capture feedback to explore perceptions of our services and reputation and track these over time. In addition there may be a requirement to carry out bespoke research projects on an ad-hoc basis.
There is a requirement for the Trust to gauge views using perception research methods from three core audiences including:
- The public;
- Commissioning stakeholders (e.g. GP's);
- Wider stakeholders (e.g. MP's, Health and Wellbeing board members);
6 phases of research have already been carried out each interviewing 1 100 members of the public in each phase. 4 phases also included in-depth interviews with a mix of stakeholders.
The perception research may need to be expanded e.g. to incorporate research into patient hospital choice to identify any whether this differs by the ailment that is being treated and new models of care.
Further details of the Contracting Authority's requirements under the contract and other relevant information are given in the Specification at Schedule 1.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Quality. Weighting 60
2. Price. Weighting 40
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
Number of offers received by electronic means: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Electoral Reform Services Ltd
The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road
N8 0NW London
United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 0 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 0
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: