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Title: Perception Wave and Employer Wave Surveys
Published by: Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)
Publication Date: 24/07/2017
Deadline Date: 21/08/2017
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: Ofqual would like to appoint a supplier(s) to carry out two complementary Perceptions Surveys, in two Lots: Lot 1 focusing on perceptions of GCSEs and A Levels, and Lot 2 focusing on employer perceptions of qualifications.
CPV: 79300000, 79300000, 79300000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Spring Place, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue

Coventry

CV5 6UB

UK

Contact person: Ms. Pauline Galliers

Telephone: +44 2476716839

E-mail: procurement@ofqual.gov.uk

NUTS: UKG33

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://ofqual.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA29088

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

www.mytenders.org


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

www.mytenders.org


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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Perception Wave and Employer Wave Surveys

Reference number: OF613

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79300000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Ofqual would like to appoint a supplier(s) to carry out two complementary Perceptions Surveys, in two Lots: Lot 1 focusing on perceptions of GCSEs and A Levels, and Lot 2 focusing on employer perceptions of qualifications.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum 2 lots

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1 and 2 will be evaluated separately, and therefore both Lots may be awarded to different Suppliers or to the same Supplier depending on the results of each evaluation.

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Annual Perceptions Wave Surveys

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79300000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG33

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1 will form the next waves, 16 and 17 of our Annual Perceptions Survey, which focuses on perceptions of GCSEs and A Levels, as well as other qualifications in England.

The Supplier will be required to distribute the survey, gather evidence from a representative sample of stakeholders, analyse the data and present the findings in a report that will be published as part of Ofqual’s Official Statistics, as was done for waves 14 and 15.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend for period(s) of up to a maximum of 24 months.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Employer Qualifications Perceptions Surveys

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79300000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG33

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 2 will build on our Employer Qualifications Perceptions Survey, and would form a second wave of data of employer perceptions of vocational and technical qualifications, Functional Skills qualifications and end-point assessments in apprenticeships, and would include additional interviews of learners and teaching staff.

The Supplier will be required to complete the questionnaire design and testing, design an approach to sampling, recruit the sample, collect relevant data, carry out data analysis and write an appropriate report of the findings.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend for period(s) of up to a maximum of 36 months.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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) 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 with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 21/08/2017

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/08/2017

Local time: 12:30

Place:

Ofqual Offices

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2018 if the extensions periods are not utlised and if they are utilised early 2021

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=200570.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:200570)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Spring Place, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue

Coventry

CV5 6UB

UK

Telephone: +44 247671839

E-mail: procurement@ofqual.gov.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://ofqual.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

21/07/2017


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
01/08/2017 15:44Question and Answers deadline change

The deadline for submission of questions through the online Q&A function has been changed as below.
Old question submission deadline: 15/08/2017 17:00
New question submission deadline: 11/08/2017 17:00
Please ensure that you have submitted all questions before the new date.
01/08/2017 16:49ADDED FILE: Clarifications to 17.00 1 August 2017

Clarifications to 17.00 1 August 2017
04/08/2017 16:42ADDED FILE: OF613 Clarification Running Record

Please see attached file for the most up to date clarification running record.
08/08/2017 14:22ADDED FILE: OF613 ClarificationQuestionRunnungRecord No 3 08 08 17

Please see attached file for the most up to date clarification running record.
Main Contact: procurement@ofqual.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
135Market ResearchMarketing
148Research and DevelopmentManagement Consultancy
138other MarketingMarketing

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
600West Midlands

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 1 Introduction Part 1 - Introduction51.77 KB46
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 2 Information & Instructions Part 2 - Information & Instructions to Bidders77.03 KB34
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 3a Lot 1 & 2 Project Requirements Part 3a - Project Requirements177.62 KB36
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 3b Lot 1 Annual Perception Survey Specification Final Part 3b - Lot 1 Perception Wave Specification205.45 KB40
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 3c Lot 2 Employer Wave Survey Specification Final Part 3c - Lot 2 Employer Survey Specification102.35 KB36
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 4 Lot 1 & 2 Tender Response Submission Part 4 - Tender Response Submission89.29 KB28
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 5a Perception Survey Lot 1 Tender Method Statement Questionnaire Part 5a - Lot 1 Perception Wave Survey Method Statement Questionaire25.78 KB29
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 5b Employer Survey Lot 2 Tender Method Statement Questionnaire Part 5b - Lot 2 Employer Survey Method Statement Questionaire25.90 KB27
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 6a Lot 1 Perception Wave Pricing Schedule Part 6a - Lot 1 Perception Wave Survey Pricing Schedule25.04 KB25
24/07/2017 OF613 ITT Part 6b Lot 2 Employer Wave Pricing Schedule Part 6b - Lot 2 Employer Survey Pricing Schedule28.24 KB27
01/08/2017 OF613 ClarificationQuestionsRunningRecord Clarifications to 17.00 1 August 201727.46 KB14
04/08/2017 OF613 ClarificationQuestionsRunningRecord 04 08 17 Please see attached file for the most up to date clarification running record.28.22 KB13
08/08/2017 OF613 ClarificationQuestionsRunningRecord 08 08 17 Please see attached file for the most up to date clarification running record.28.79 KB12

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