Research & Insights DPS

Scope

Research and Insights DPS will be a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) that will offer an extensive range of research services across all methodologies including:

  • market, social and economic research
  • insights into communication campaigns

The scope of subject areas will expand to include behavioural insights, laboratory research services, test and evaluation, and some research and development to name a few. View full list of CPV codes.

Research and Insights DPS will replace RM6018 Research Marketplace which expires 15 February 2022.

Customer engagement

Engagement sessions have been held with customers such as Government Communication Service Insights and Evaluation group, Government Social Research group, and the Behavioural Insights group. Survey responses and session feedback ensure we set up a fit for purpose solution for our customers.

Supplier engagement

We have sought to understand how users interact with the current system and through engagement with trade bodies (such as the Market Research Society and the Social Research Association), and feedback from suppliers on RM6018 we have identified numerous opportunities for improvement.

We are running supplier engagement sessions with all suppliers currently on RM6018 as well as those that have expressed an interest by way of our published PIN, to share information and shape the replacement DPS.

Documents

August 2021 Webinar

RM6126 August 2021 Research & Insights supplier webinar slides
RM6126 August 2021 Webinar All Q&A
Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube

 

December 2020 Webinar
RM6126 December 2020 Research & Insights supplier webinar slides
RM6126 December 2020 Webinar All Q&A

Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube.

You can reach us at marcommsandresearch@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Important links

Prior Information Notice (PIN) Read PIN
Contract Notice  Not available yet
Tender documents Not available yet

Timeline

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement August 2020 to January 2021
Drafting of procurement documentation February to September 2021
Publication of Tender 3 November 2021
Available for customers to use 3 December 2021
Transition December 2021 to February 2022