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The FFSLR Service will be used to support the estimated 47 000 field force officers with the delivery of an efficient and effective Field Force operation, which is essential to helping achieve a high overall response rate for the 2021 Census. The ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Office for National Statistics
Segensworth Road
Fareham
PO15 5RR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Office for National Statistics
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ons/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: www.ons.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

Field Force Supplies, Logistics, Replenishment Service (‘FFSLR Service’).

Reference number: PU-17-0197
II.1.2)Main CPV code
63122000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The FFSLR Service will be used to support the estimated 47 000 field force officers with the delivery of an efficient and effective Field Force operation, which is essential to helping achieve a high overall response rate for the 2021 Census.

The FFSLR Service will cover the 2021 Census in England, Wales (through the Office for National Statistics (ONS)) and the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland (through the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)).

Note This Prior Information Notice (PIN) aims to give the market advanced warning of a future procurement. This PIN is not intended to be a call for competition, nor is it intended to be used to reduce the procurement time-scales. It is intended that a Contracts Notice will be published to formally announce the call for competition. No action is currently required from the market as a result of this PIN.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
63122000
60100000
30192000
79824000
64113000
79991000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of the FFSLR Service comprises 6 main elements:

1 - Source non-technical, non-paper supplies required by the Field Force;

2 - Pick and pack supplies;

3 - Deliver initial supplies to the Field Force;

4 - Replenish requests from the Field Force for replacement supplies;

5 - Carry out secure collections from designated areas; and

6 - Collect & return high value supplies at the end of operations.

The additional provision of a Field Force support service is being considered by the contracting authority.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
13/11/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Background:

In delivering a census, ONS aims for the complete coverage of the population of England and Wales within the enumeration. Whilst taking part in a census is compulsory, it is estimated (from previous experience and changes in the demography of the population) that only around 70 % of the population will complete the census questionnaire based on marketing and media coverage alone. The remainder of the population will require either in-person prompting, additional support to complete the questionnaire, or reminding of the penalties for non-completion. Further information can be found here - https://in-tendhost.co.uk/ons/aspx/BuyerProfiles

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/03/2017