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Title: Research to Estimate the Cost of a Child in Scotland
Published by: Scottish Government
Publication Date: 23/04/2018
Deadline Date: 14/05/2018
Deadline Time: 09:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold or call offs of any value)
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Scottish Government wishes to commission research and data analysis to assess the ‘cost of a child’ following an established methodology and using available data.
The aim of the work is to provide a methodological and analytical understanding of how much a child costs per year to support the potential introduction of a national minimum allowance for carers.
CPV: 79311400, 79311400.

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Contact person: Sasha Maguire

Telephone: +44 1312447556

E-mail: sasha.maguire@gov.scot

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

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

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


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

Research to Estimate the Cost of a Child in Scotland

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79311400

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Scottish Government wishes to commission research and data analysis to assess the ‘cost of a child’ following an established methodology and using available data.

The aim of the work is to provide a methodological and analytical understanding of how much a child costs per year to support the potential introduction of a national minimum allowance for carers.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79311400

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM


Main site or place of performance:

Scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Scottish Government wishes to commission research and data analysis to assess the ‘cost of a child’.

The aim of the work is to provide a methodological and analytical understanding of how much a child costs per year to support the potential introduction of a national minimum allowance for carers.

The method should identify the cost of a child through an ‘Expenditure Survey’ approach. This will be desk-based research and will use data from the UK-wide Living Costs and Food Survey to analyse household expenditure patterns.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: quality / Weighting: 80

Price / Weighting:  20

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 18/05/2018

End: 03/08/2018

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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.2.3) 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.1.8) 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: 14/05/2018

Local time: 09:00

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

Tender must be valid until: 25/05/2018

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/05/2018

Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=540420.

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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Telephone: +44 1312447556

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

23/04/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: sasha.maguire@gov.scot
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151511Healthcare Consultancy -Social PolicyConsultancy
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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23/04/2018 Invitation to Quote - Cost of a child Invitation to quote, research specification and other associated documents207.85 KB42

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