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Market and economic research; polling and statistics. The National travel survey (NTS) is a face to face, household survey which incorporates a one-week, paper travel diary. The NTS is the only source of robust data on the travel choices that people ...

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DFT
Corporate Procurement Division, Zone D/02 Ashdown House
For the attention of: Tony Moss
TN37 7GA Hastings
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079448422
E-mail:
Fax: +44 2079448440

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dft.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
National travel survey 2013 - 2018.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
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)
Market and economic research; polling and statistics. The National travel survey (NTS) is a face to face, household survey which incorporates a one-week, paper travel diary. The NTS is the only source of robust data on the travel choices that people make day-to-day: how, why and when people travel, and how travel varies according to age, gender, income, household composition and other factors. It is essential data for modelling people’s future travel choices, and trends in overall demand for travel. The NTS is produced and published in accordance with the practices and protocols of UK national statistics. The contractor will be required to: - pilot survey instruments together with fieldwork, coding and data processing procedures, - draw a sample of addresses to an agreed design, - recruit and train a team of interviewers, - Design and prepare survey questionnaires, based on existing CAPI documents, - design and print travel diaries, - carry out the main survey fieldwork from January 2013, maintaining a high rate of response, - code of data and input data electronically, with initial validation and editing, for supply to DfT, - Prepare technical reports.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
Those criteria published in the tender documents. Weighting 100
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
PPRO 04/24/15
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PPRO 04/24/15
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
22.6.2012
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

National Centre of Social Research
35 Northampton Square
EC1V 0AX London
UNITED KINGDOM

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 10 500 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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:
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The authority expressly reserves the rights: (1) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (2) in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
The length of contract may be extended by another year depending on performance. GO Reference: GO-2012625-PRO-4018979.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

DFT
Corporate Procurement Division
TN37 7GA Hastings
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079448422

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations (as amended) the Department will notify tenderers, by electronic means, or by facsimile, of the standstill period before which any contract(s) will be entered into. This standstill shall not end before at least midnight at the end of the 10th day after the sending date, but where the last day is not a working day, the standstill period shall be extended to the midnight at the end of the next working day. Where, exceptionally, non-electronic means of communication are used, the different timescale as set out in the Regulations shall apply. This standstill provides unsuccessful tenderers with the opportunity to challenge the Department’s decision if they consider they have sufficient grounds to do so.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25.6.2012