Contract notice

Information

Published

Date of dispatch of this notice: 24/02/2020

Expire date: 30/04/2020

External Reference: 2020-292653

TED Reference: 2020/S 041-097118

Contract notice

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
N/A
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
Dublin 2
35Fitzwilliam Square
IE
Contact person: Paul Brady
Telephone: +353 16617177
Fax: +353 16617180
NUTS code:  IE -  IRELAND
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.ncca.ie

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:  
http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=163134&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from
the abovementioned address:  
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted
to the abovementioned address
I.4)

Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.5)

Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title

Research on the impact of the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle
Reference number:  NCCA RFT 2/2020
II.1.2)

Main CPV code

73110000  -  Research services
II.1.3)

Type of contract

Services
II.1.4)

Short description

The NCCA seeks research services to undertake a multi faceted, multi dimensional study of the impact of the changes made as a result of the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle - Longitudinal study
II.1.5)

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250000.00  EUR
II.1.6)

Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)

Description

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)

73000000  -  Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000  -  Research and development consultancy services
73210000  -  Research consultancy services
73300000  -  Design and execution of research and development
79315000  -  Social research services
80200000  -  Secondary education services
80210000  -  Technical and vocational secondary education services
80211000  -  Technical secondary education services
80212000  -  Vocational secondary education services
II.2.3)

Place of performance

NUTS code:  IE -  IRELAND
II.2.4)

Description of the procurement

The NCCA seeks research services to undertake a multi faceted, multi dimensional study of the impact of the changes made as a result of the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle - Longitudinal study
II.2.5)

Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion  -  Name:  The quality of the proposal submitted in terms of understanding the brief  /  Weighting:  400
Quality criterion  -  Name:  Research design and methodology  /  Weighting:  300
Quality criterion  -  Name:  Plans for documenting the findings from the study  /  Weighting:  100
Quality criterion  -  Name:  Experience and expertise of the Research Team  /  Weighting:  200
Quality criterion  -  Name:  Suitability of indicative project plan  /  Weighting:  200
Price  -  Weighting:  300
II.2.6)

Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250000.00  EUR
II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:  
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the Term for a period or periods of up to 12 months] with a maximum of three such extension or extensions on the same terms and conditions, subject to the Contracting Authority’s obligations at law.
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
II.2.14)

Additional information

Research to understake a multi faceted, multi dimensional study of the impact of the changes made as a result of the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle - Longitudinal study

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

List and brief description of conditions:  Tenderers must provide evidence of previous experience in managing research projects of a similar scale / type that involved comprehensive research design, development of research gathering tools, analysis of extensive and complex data sets, and producing reports accessible to a diverse audience. Tenderers must also demonstrate the required capability of the proposed project team, including details of their proven skills, experience, education and professional qualifications in the areas required, plus details of how the team will be structured in order to deliver the project requirements.
III.1.2)

Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:  
Tenderers must demonstrate overall annual turnover of €90,000 or greater in one of the previous three financial years.
III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

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 the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement : no
IV.2)

Administrative information

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date:  13/04/2020
Local time:  17:00
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:  13/10/2020
IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders

Date:  13/04/2020
Local time:  17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement:  no
VI.2)

Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body

NCCA
Dublin
D02 KH36
IE