United Kingdom - London: Design and execution of research and development

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OJEU
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Not specified
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tender ID: 
2016/S 187-336636

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name, addresses and contact point(s)

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
SW1A 2BN London
United Kingdom

I.2)

Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)

Main activity

I.4)

Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract
Connecting Classrooms — Lead Supplier for Impact Evaluation.

II.1.2)

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code

II.1.3)

Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

II.1.4)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
To design and implement an impact evaluation into the longer term outcomes of the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme.

The design needs to establish that any effects of Connecting Classrooms interventions can reasonably be attributed to the programme and not solely to other influences. In order to do this, it is important to establish a control group of schools that have not taken part in the programme but are similar in other respects. If outcomes and impacts predicted for Connecting Classrooms interventions are present in schools that participated in the programme but not in comparison schools, then these can reasonably be attributed to the programme.

Suppliers are invited to outline their approach in the response section, with particular as to how they intend to ensure the control group is comparable with the intervention group.

Connecting Classrooms operates in over 40 countries across 5 regions (Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and the UK). It is anticipated that this study will focus on a minimum of 5 countries, and will include a minimum of 10 schools per country (50 schools in total). The countries for focus in this study will be determined by the British Council and its funding partner for the programme, the Department for International Development (DFID), in consultation with the selected supplier.

The minimum of 10 schools per country should aim for a minimum achieved sample of:

— At least 5 schools which have participated in Connecting Classrooms interventions (treatment group),

— At least 5 schools which have not participated in Connecting Classrooms interventions (control group).

The 5 schools selected for involvement in the treatment group should reflect the range of Connecting Classrooms training interventions offered in the region.

II.1.5)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73300000, 79315000, 73210000, 79419000

II.1.6)

Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.2)

Total final value of contract(s)

II.2.1)

Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of procedure

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure
Open

IV.2)

Award criteria

IV.2.1)

Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of

IV.2.2)

Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no

IV.3)

Administrative information

IV.3.1)

File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
BC/00239

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 130-233836 of 6.7.2016

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)

Date of contract award decision:
15.9.2016

V.2)

Information about offers

V.3)

Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Ecorys UK Ltd
Albert House, Quay Place, 92-93 Edward Street
B1 2RA Birmingham
United Kingdom

V.4)

Information on value of contract

V.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)

Additional information:

VI.3)

Procedures for appeal

VI.3.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.3.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.3.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.4)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
23.9.2016