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Market, Social and Economic Research

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Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is developing a procurement solution for research services, which will take into account the impending expiry of a number of government frameworks during 2017 and 2018. CCS plans to introduce an agreement for market, social and economic research. The new solution will not be for the purpose of scientific research.

This solution will cover the full range of services and capabilities required by central government and associated bodies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In addition this vehicle will provide for the requirements of the wider public sector including education, health, local government, housing, policing, third sector voluntary and charity bodies and other not-for-profit organisations.

The new agreement will reflect the latest developments in the marketplace as well as traditional methods. Interested agencies will be expected to provide an extensive range of services and capabilities to help HM Government engage with society, improving its understanding of attitudes and the impact of policies.  Services will encompass the end-to end process of delivering research services:

  • Strategy and project planning
  • Data gathering
  • Data analysis and evaluation
  • Presentation of findings

Interested agencies will be expected to have access to capability and knowledge in policy areas of concern to HM Government and the public sector, including but not limited to:

  • Labour, poverty and population demographics
  • Pensions
  • Taxation
  • Benefits
  • Defence, security and policing
  • Education
  • Health, disability and wellbeing
  • Transport and infrastructure

CCS intend to replace RM3708 Media Monitoring framework within this new solution, including a provision for the supply of hard copy news.


Supplier survey

Interested agencies are also invited to take part in a pre-market engagement survey by visiting the following link - survey. The survey will remain open until 30 June 2017.

Engagement events

Interested agencies are invited to attend an engagement session. Please use the links below to register your place. Places are limited to 1 x person per organisation, offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

16th June 2017

Admiralty House, Westminster, London SW1A

AM 10am - 12 Noon. Tickets

PM - 2pm - 4pm. Tickets

19th June 2017

Regus London Victoria Greycoat, London, SW1P 1SB

AM 10 am - 12 Noon. Tickets

PM 2pm - 4pm. Tickets

If you have any questions and would like to contact a member of the team, please email: research[at][dot]uk