Leeds: Research and development services and related consultancy services

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Northern Gas Networks
Postal address: Northern Gas Network Operations Ltd, 1100 Century Way
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Postal code: LS15 8TU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Rowley
E-mail: rrowley@northerngas.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk/

I.6)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Stakeholder Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) requires a framework of suppliers to call on for various services (lots) within the business stakeholder engagement arena. We want to widen our opportunities to be able to utilise the advanced technology available in today’s market enabling increased engagement with our broad range of external stakeholders.

The scope of the requirements will be divided into 4 individual lots as follows:

Lot 1: Strategic support,

Lot 2: Research and insight,

Lot 3: Event support,

Lot 4: Webinars and digital event support.

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Value excluding VAT: 960 000.00 GBP

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Strategic Support

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Strategic support: including drafting engagement strategy and plans, tactical reporting on progress against that strategy/plan, engagement strategies for particular projects or initiatives.

From long term business planning with ongoing participation to a range of short-term projects, such as report writing and development of internal capability, we are looking for strategic partners to help us understand our audiences and develop engagement strategies to connect with them.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price

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

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Research and Insight

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Research services that provide uncover unique insight around specific areas or issues, using both on-line and face to face mechanisms.

NGN is looking to work with suppliers who specialise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and can demonstrate experience in drawing on a wide range of agile techniques to deliver an innovative and flexible approach to the management and delivery of complex research and insight projects to get under the skin of what stakeholders and customers want, think and feel.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price

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

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Event Support

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NGN requires support to deliver a wide range of stakeholder engagement events, including workshops, annual conferences, forums and customer panels and roadshows across our network.

The NGN stakeholder team support the business with the delivery of a broad range of engagement events, from conferences and Westminster events through to community roadshows and our sector-leading citizen’s jury.

We are looking for suppliers who can demonstrate a people-focused approach with an ability to forge trusted relationships with our colleagues and stakeholders quickly to help us to deliver measurable, thought-provoking events that genuinely connect customers and stakeholders and help extract insights.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price

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

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Webinars and Digital Event Support

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NGN requires support to deliver a broad programme of online engagement with stakeholders as we explore new ways of engaging with our stakeholders and customers.

To support our comprehensive programme of face-to-face engagement, we are looking for suppliers to work with us and help us develop and deliver a programme of online engagement ranging from online panels and interactive workshops, through to larger conference-style events of 100+ attendees.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 142-350905

IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a periodic indicative notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1

Lot No: 1

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 1 Strategic Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: EQ Communications Ltd
National registration number: 10740419
Postal address: Hackney
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI41 Hackney and Newham
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2

Lot No: 1

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 1 Strategic Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Impact Research Ltd
National registration number: 7245397
Town: Surrey
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 3

Lot No: 1

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 1 Strategic Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Les Newby Associates Ltd
National registration number: 7723728
Town: Huddersfield
NUTS code: UKE4 West Yorkshire
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 4

Lot No: 1

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 1 Strategic Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Project Rome Ltd
National registration number: 8880701
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE4 West Yorkshire
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 5

Lot No: 2

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 2 Research and Insight

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Accent Marketing and Research Ltd
National registration number: 2231083
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI43 Haringey and Islington
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 6

Lot No: 2

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 2 Research and Insight

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: DJS Research Ltd
National registration number: 5494158
Town: Stockport
NUTS code: UKD6 Cheshire
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 7

Lot No: 3

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 3 Event support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Built Environment Communications Group Ltd
National registration number: 3096503
Town: Winchester
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 8

Lot No: 3

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 3 Event support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: EQ Communications Ltd
National registration number: 10740419
Postal address: Hackney
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI41 Hackney and Newham
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 9

Lot No: 3

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 3 Event support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Explain Market Research Ltd
National registration number: 2880683
Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC2 Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 10

Lot No: 3

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 3 Event support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Impact Research Ltd
National registration number: 7245397
Town: Surrey
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 11

Lot No: 3

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 3 Event support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Wolf & White Ltd
National registration number: 9242826
Town: Derby
NUTS code: UKF1 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 12

Lot No: 4

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 4 Webinars and Digital Event Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Camargue Group Ltd
National registration number: 3954008
Town: Cheltenham
NUTS code: UKK13 Gloucestershire
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 13

Lot No: 4

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 4 Webinars and Digital Event Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: EQ Communications Ltd
National registration number: 10740419
Postal address: Hackney
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI41 Hackney and Newham
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 14

Lot No: 4

Title:

Stakeholder Framework — Lot 4 Webinars and Digital Event Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)Award of contract

V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:

01/02/2021

V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor

Official name: Explain Market Research Ltd
National registration number: 2880683
Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC2 Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Country: United Kingdom

The contractor is an SME: yes

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)

Total value of the contract/lot: 240 000.00 GBP

V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Northern Gas Networks
Postal address: Northern Gas Network Operations Ltd, 1100 Century Way
Town: LEEDS
Postal code: LS15 8TU
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/02/2021