Social Research and Analysis Framework

Published: 17/05/2024

Deadline: 08/07/2024

Deadline: Expired

Status: Closed

Location of contract: Scotland

Value of contract: £15,700,000

The buyer: Scottish Government

Description

The Framework Agreement shall cover the provision of Social Research and Analysis across the Core Scottish Government departments. It shall comprise a multi lot/multi supplier agreement with 3 lots: Lot 1 Consultation Analysis, Lot 2 Evaluations, and Lot 3 Research.

Virtual Bidder Event will take place via Microsoft Teams on 4th June 2024 11-12.30pm. Additional information in PCS-T 'Bidder Event' Document. To sign up please email monika.somerville@gov.scot
Collaborative bids and use of sub-contracting will be accepted. In respect of tenders which include consortia or sub-contractors, it is the lead organisation who completes the tender.
Tenderers who fail to answer “Yes” against questions B & C and/or Tenderers who fail to achieve a technical score of 2 in questions indicated in procurement documents as 'M' will result in tender not being considered any further.
Scoring Methodology for Award Criteria outlined in invitation to tender:
0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the
requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be
fulfilled.
2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the
requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good
understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall.
Moderated average score will be given.
Bidders must complete the SPD (Scotland) to demonstrate adherence to the Exclusion and Selection Criteria for this procurement.
If there are named subcontractors, these named parties must complete the SPD Supplier Response Form attached to SPD questions 2A.17(if participating in procurement with others) and 2C.1.1 (when relying on capacity of other entities) and 2D.1.2 (when using subcontractors) on PCS-T. If parties have not yet been identified, this information may be required at a later date. Scottish Government reserves the right to request this information from relevant parties.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 25249. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: https://www.gov.scot/policies/public-sector-procurement/community-benefits-in-procurement/
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Bidders will be asked to propose Community Benefits. Further information is included in the procurement documents.
(SC Ref:726847)

Work that is required under this lot:
Includes: Primary research (collecting data from people): quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods data collection/fieldwork online; by telephone; face to face. Representative surveys and focus groups. Questions in Omnibus surveys if offered by suppliers. In depth, observational interviews. Public engagement and public panels. Case studies, co-creation, ethnography, narrative analysis, focus groups, lived experience research, deliberative methods. Secondary research (analysis of pre-existing data) qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data analysis and literature reviews, evidence reviews, systematic reviews, rapid evidence reviews. Data linkage.
Does not include: impact assessment, evaluation, consultation analysis, econometric or financial analysis, modelling.

The Scottish Government runs a large volume of consultations throughout the year - on average, we publish 100 consultations per year. We, thus, have an ongoing requirement for consultation analysis. We wish, therefore, to establish a framework of external suppliers with the experience, skills, and capacity to deliver both quantitative and qualitative analysis of responses to a wide range of government consultations.
Work that is required under this lot:
Includes: Understanding policy background of consultation, receiving, securely storing and classifying consultation responses. Analysis of responses to consultation questions, setting out key issues and nature and level of support for consultation proposals in full report.
Does not include: conducting public consultations or surveys or evaluation of consultation proposals.

The Scottish Government commissions a wide range of evaluation research to support delivering better outcomes for the people of Scotland by understanding which policies and / or programmes work best and why, and how to learn and improve from the implementation and delivery of policies and programmes. Robust monitoring and evaluation ensures that policies benefit the people who they are designed to help. It also provides evidence for the public to better understand the decisions and activities of the Scottish Government, their impact and their value for money.
Work that is required under this lot:
Includes: Process evaluations. Small-scale evaluations (project value limit 65K GBP) including evaluability and impact assessments, logic modelling and theory of change. Economic evaluations. Statutory monitoring work, performance monitoring and reviews of legislative requirements.
Does not include: Experimental / quasi-experimental impact evaluation, horizon scanning, meta-analysis, feasibility studies

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