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Professional Services to coordinate and disseminate the Price & Cost Indices (PCIs) for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, Reference: PS130057BIS.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Anna Booth
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867316

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Statistical Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Professional Services to coordinate and disseminate the Price & Cost Indices (PCIs) for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, Reference: PS130057BIS.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
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)
The UK Shared Business Services Ltd, formerly known as RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd (and referred to throughout this document as RCUK SSC Ltd) is acting on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS)
Analysis Directorate is part of the United Kingdom Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is responsible for collection of statistics relating to the United Kingdom construction industry, publishing them in a variety of formats, and promoting their use to achieve improved performance of the industry.
The Directorate wishes to appoint an external contractor to provide the following service:
Production and dissemination of construction Price and Cost indices. This is a well-established service using proven statistical series. It contributes to the statistics produced by United Kingdom government departments, and is used by public and private sector clients and their contractors to manage and monitor the costs of contracts. The price and cost indices are published and sold on a quarterly basis.
The contractor will be responsible for.
Defining and maintaining statistical methods that will deliver the most reliable results consistent with preserving existing series.
Identifying the sources of data, and making the commercial arrangements for data collection.
Arranging for publication and dissemination of standard reports.
A consultation exercise followed an independent review of PCIs. The contractor will be required to work with BIS in implementing the accepted recommendations. Chief among these was the establishment of a working group comprising government and industry representatives to oversee the future development of PCIs. The contractor would be expected to help set up such a group and work with it to establish ways of modernising the PCI series.
The contractor will work under the general direction of the Head of Construction Statistics within BIS' Analysis Directorate, who is responsible for all major policy decisions regarding the service. Contractors are expected to have a policy of continual improvement to the service and to initiate proposals, where appropriate. Where such proposals affect the content or presentation of the data, they should be discussed and agreed with the Head of Construction Statistics.
Funding arrangements will assume that the contractor can implement efficiency savings and decrease direct funding from BIS over the life of the contract.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 1 455 700 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PS130057BIS Lot title: Professional Services to coordinate and disseminate the Price & Cost Indices (PCIs) for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, Reference: PS130057BIS
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 2
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Davis Langdon LLP
MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn
WC1V 6QS London

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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:

To respond to this notice please obtain all documentation from

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
UK Shared Business Services, North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867786

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the Award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. The 10 day period will be extended to 15 days from the 'relevant sending date' when the 'Alcatel' letter is not sent electronically. This period allows unsuccessful tenders to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section 1. The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 also clarify that a letter received from an unsuccessful bidder is not in itself enough to extend the legal standstill period and prevent the authority signing the contract. To do so, a bidder must actually go to court, issue proceedings, and serve them. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at a risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland). The new limitation period will apply specifically where a bidder brings an 'ineffectiveness claim'. There is a six-month long-stop period that will be shortened to 30 days where the authority has published an award notice, or where they have notified the losing bidders of their exclusion, and given proper reasons.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
UK Shared Business Services

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: