Single Party Framework Agreement For The Provision Of Academic-Level Qualitative Research Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Road Safety Authority (RSA)
N/A
Moy Business Park
Ballina
Primrose Hill
Ireland
Contact person: Tracey O'Mahony
Telephone: +353 9625000
E-mail: procurement@rsa.ie
NUTS code: IE

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.RSA.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/481

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=132285&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=132285&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Road Safety and Public Service Provision

Section II: Object

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

Single Party Framework Agreement for the provision of Academic-Level Qualitative Research Services

Reference number: ET1806
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79315000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The RSA wishes to establish a Single Party Framework for Provision of Academic-Level, Qualitative Research Services. This Framework will be established on foot of an initial study — conducting focus groups on the drink-driving attitudes and behaviours of 18-34 year olds in Ireland (the “Initial Study”). Previous experience in conducting road safety related research is not required of the Principle Investigator or Co-Investigator, however, the Key Personnel must have previous experience in conducting qualitative research. Additional Services under the Framework may include:

— conducting in-depth interviews with serious road traffic offenders,

— part-replication of the Initial Study with other driving groups (e.g. learner drivers, those aged +35 years), to examine the attitudes and behaviours of other drivers in relation to drink-driving,

— conducting focus groups with high-risk driving groups in relation to the other Killer Behaviours (e.g. speeding).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 EUR
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)
73110000
73210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The RSA wishes to establish a Single Party Framework for Provision of Academic-Level, Qualitative Research Services. This Framework will be established on foot of an initial study — conducting focus groups on the drink-driving attitudes and behaviours of 18-34 year olds in Ireland (the “Initial Study”). As set out in the RFT documents, previous experience in conducting road safety related research is not required of the Principle Investigator or Co-Investigator, however, the Key Personnel must have previous experience in conducting qualitative research. Additional Services under the Framework may include:

— conducting in-depth interviews with serious road traffic offenders,

— part-replication of the Initial Study with other driving groups (e.g. learner drivers, those aged +35 years), to examine the attitudes and behaviours of other drivers in relation to drink-driving,

— conducting focus groups with high-risk driving groups in relation to the other Killer Behaviours (e.g. speeding). The specification of requirements for the Initial Study and other information relating to this competition are provided in the RFT Documentation attached to this Notice.3.1.3.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

The information relating to this competition is provided in the RFT Documents attached to this Notice.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/09/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 20/03/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 21/09/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The High Court of Ireland
High Court Central Office, Four Courts, Inns Quay
Dublin
Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000
E-mail: highcourtcentraloffice@courts.ie

Internet address: www.courts.ie

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/07/2018