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Award of 13/0066 Management of the Citizens~Panel.

Contract Award Notice: Introduction and BackgroundThe Moray Citizens~ Panel has been in existence since 2005, reflecting the importance placed upon community engagement by both the Moray Council and its Community Planning Partnership. In recent times, the Scottish Government has further raised the profile of community engagement in response to the 2011 Christie Commission report, Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services~. The draft Community Empowerment Bill aims to strengthen community planning and states that consultation and engagement with local communities is a core duty of community planning partnerships(*see below).The retendering of the role of the management of the Citizens~ Panel demonstrates the continued commitment of the Moray Community Planning Partnership to community engagement.Moray~s Citizens~ Panel consists of residents who represent the wider population and exists to provide a basis for quantitative and qualitative research. At present there are approximately 1000 members on the Panel.The successful supplier will work closely with an Editorial Board, made up of representatives from the Community Planning Partnership, which will assist in the identification and development of consultation topics and questions.Aims and objectivesThrough the management of the panel, the successful tenderer is expected to:-- gather data based upon an information need identified by the partnership/partner agency which can then be actively used in working towards meeting local outcomes and priorities.- create a sounding board to test policies and practice with a robust and representative sample of local people.- establish baseline information then track changes in views, needs and priorities over time.- enable the recruitment of focus groups.- access those people whose opinions are often under-represented.- access public opinion in a cost effective manner.

Estimated Total Value: 44604 GBP

Number of tenders received: 3

Date of contract award: 28-03-2014

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority: PCS Tender Project 1811

Contractor name : CRAIGFORTH

Contractor address : 60 Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen,

Town: Stirling,

Postal Code: FK8 2DZ

Agency : Moray Council,

Postal Address: High Street,

Town: Elgin,

Postal Code: IV30 1BX,

Country: UK,

Attn: Amanda Walker,

Telephone: 1343563137,

URL: http://www.moray.gov.uk

country :United Kingdom

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