Standing offers for public opinion research services

Government of Canada has authorized standing offer arrangements for the provision of public opinion research services. These contracting tools are the result of an open and transparent competitive process using the Government Electronic Tendering System. The standing offers are now in effect until March 31, 2018.

These companies will be eligible to be awarded contracts to provide public opinion research services not exceeding $250,000 (including applicable taxes).

Series A: Fieldwork and data tabulation for online surveys

This standing offer for online surveys may be used for the following services:

  • programming
  • pretesting
  • collecting data
  • tabulating data
  • providing pre-test and end results

Standing offer holders for series A:

Series B: Fieldwork and data tabulation for telephone surveys

This standing offer for telephone surveys may be used for the following services:

  • programming
  • pretesting
  • interviewing
  • tabulating data
  • providing pre-test and end results

Standing offer holders for series B:

Series C: Qualitative research

This standing offer for qualitative research may be used for the following services:

  • developing the research design
  • analyzing the results
  • presenting the results
  • reporting the results

Qualitative methodologies such as dyads, triads or one-on-one interviews, focus groups/group sessions, surfing sessions in specialized facilities and other online techniques such as virtual focus groups, bulletin board groups, one-on-one interviews and any other qualitative techniques may be used to meet the research objectives of specific projects.

Standing offer holders for series C:

Series D: Quantitative research

This standing offer for quantitative research may be used for the following services:

  • developing the research design
  • analyzing the results
  • presenting the results
  • reporting the results

Quantitative methodologies such as telephone or online surveys or any other methods, such as mail and in-person surveys, may be used to meet the research objectives of specific projects.

Standing offer holders for series D:

Series E: Qualitative and quantitative research

This standing offer for a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods may be used for the following services:

  • developing the research design
  • analyzing the results
  • presenting the results
  • reporting the results

Any qualitative and quantitative methodologies may be used to meet the research objectives of specific projects.

Standing offer holders for series E: