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Services Open Procedure Notice

Is this contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? Yes

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) OFFICIAL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Organisation: National Audit Office, Address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Town: Victoria, London, Telephone: 0207 798 7350, Electronic Mail: tenders@nao.gsi.gov.uk, For the attention of: Kirsty Bower, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 0207 798 7025, Internet address (URL):
I.2) ADDRESS FROM WHICH FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.3) ADDRESS FROM WHICH DOCUMENTATION MAY BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.4) ADDRESS TO WHICH TENDERS/REQUESTS TO PARTICIPATE MUST BE SENT As in I.1.
I.5) TYPE OF CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Body governed by public law

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) DESCRIPTION
II.1.3) Type of services contract (in case of service contract)(Service category) 10.
II.1.4) Is it a framework agreement? No
II.1.5) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority UK-London: Modertated Feedback A/KB/TC/T0038
II.1.6) Description / object of the contract The National Audit Office requires consultancy services from organisations for the implementation and management of a series of moderated interviews with senior officials at around 90 government departments and agencies over a three year period. The project is intended to ascertain views on the service that the NAO provides to its government stakeholders and to identify ways to develop and improve existing client relations. Interested parties should e mail tenders@nao.gsi.gov.uk, quoting reference A/KB/TC/T0038 to receive a tender pack containing full project details and bidding instructions. Market research, public-opinion polling and related services. Market research services.
II.1.7) Site or location of works, place of delivery or performance Varied around the UK and at NAo offices and companies own offices.
NUTS code
II.1.8) Nomenclature
II.1.8.1) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 74130000-9.
Additional Object: 74131000-6.
II.1.8.2) Other relevant nomenclature (CPA / NACE / CPC)
II.1.9) Division into lots No
Tenders may be submitted for
Lot No
II.1.10) Will variants be accepted Yes
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable)
II.2.2) Options (if applicable). Description and time when they may be exercised (if possible)
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months 36
And / or days
Or: Starting
And/or ending

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable)
III.1.2) Main terms of financing and payment and / or reference to the relevant provisions (if applicable) Net 30 days on receipt of invoice for work completed to specification.
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is awarded (if applicable)
Limited company

III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1) Information concerning the personal situation of the contractor, supplier or service provider and information and formalities necessary for the evaluation of the minimum economic, financial and technical capacity required
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;

III.2.1.1) Legal position - means of proof required

III.2.1.2) Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required

III.2.1.3) Technical capacity - means of proof required

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession?
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
III.3.2) Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for execution of the contract?

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Open procedure.
IV.1.3) Previous publication concerning the same contract (if applicable)
IV.1.3.1) Prior information notice concerning the same contract (if applicable)
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.3.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.4) Envisaged number of suppliers that will be invited to tender (when applicable)
Number
Or: Minimum
/ Maximum
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of: B2) criteria as stated in contract documents.
IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1) Reference number attributed to the file by the contracting authority A/KB/TC/T0038
IV.3.2) Conditions for obtaining contract document and additional documents
Obtainable until 24/06/2005
Price (where applicable)
Currency GBP
Terms and method of payment Net 30 days on receipt of invoice for work completed to specification.
IV.3.3) Time-limit for receipt of tenders
Date 27/06/2005
Days from dispatch of notice
Time (when applicable) 12:00
IV.3.5) Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up English
Other(s) - third country
IV.3.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain its tender
Until
Or months from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders
Days from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders 90
IV.3.7) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.7.1) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (where applicable)
IV.3.7.2) Date, time and place
Date
Time
Place

SECTION VI: OTHER INFORMATION

VI.1) IS THIS NOTICE A NON-MANDATORY ONE?
VI.2) IF APPLICABLE, INDICATE WHETHER THIS PROCUREMENT IS A RECURRENT ONE AND THE ESTIMATED TIMING FOR FURTHER NOTICES TO BE PUBLISHED
VI.3) DOES THE CONTRACT RELATE TO A PROJECT / PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS? No
If yes, indicate the project / programme and any useful reference
VI.4) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 05050501/01
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 05/05/2005


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