Archived—Appendix III: Standing offers for public opinion research services: Public opinion research in the Government of Canada—Annual report 2015 to 2016

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Standing offers are an efficient way of creating an inventory of qualified suppliers with whom federal departments and agencies can quickly and easily contract to get their research projects up and running.

In the 2015 to 2016 fiscal year, the Department of Public Works and Government Services completed a multi-phased process involving consultation, request for offers, and bid evaluations, which concluded with the issuing of standing offers for public opinion research services. As many as ten suppliers were selected for each of five categories (organized by methodology type) and made available to government departments as of October 1, 2015. The standing offer agreements will be in place until March 31, 2018, with the possibility of three, one-year extension periods.

Standing offers for public opinion research are the result of an open and transparent competitive process designed to:

A. Standing Offer arrangements from April 1, 2010, to September 30, 2015

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  • NQ: Not qualified
  • PQ: Pre-qualified
Firms on the Government of Canada’s standing offers for public opinion research
  Fieldwork and
data tabulation
Pre-testing of advertisement Target populations
Series A: Qualitative research Series B: Quantitative research Series C: Qualitative and quantitative research
Standing Offer Holders Telephone survey Online survey Online General Aboriginal Ethno. General Aboriginal Ethno. General Aboriginal Ethno.
Ascentum NQ PQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Campaign Research PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
COMPAS Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Corbin Partners Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Corporate Research Associates Inc. PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ
CROP Inc. PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
DataPath Systems NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Ekos Research Associates Inc. PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ
Environics Research Group PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ
Gadd Research Inc. NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Genesis Public Opinion Research Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Gregg, Kelly, Sullivan & Woolstencroft: The Strategic Councel NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ
Harris/Decima Inc. PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ
HRSG NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Innovative Research Group Inc. PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ
Insightrix Research Inc. PQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Ipsos-Reid Corporation PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ
Jolicoeur & Associés PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Léger Marketing NQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ
MacPhie & Company Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Nanos Research Corporation PQ PQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
NRG Research Group PQ NQ NQ PQ PQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Opinion Search Inc. PQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Patterson, Langlois Consultants NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Phase 5 NQ NQ PQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Phoenix SPI PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ
Pollara NQ PQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Praxicus Public Strategies Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Probe Research Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Quorus Consulting Group Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Research Strategy Group Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ PQ PQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Sage Research Corporation NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Saine Marketing Inc. NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
SOM Inc. PQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Sylvain Laroche, consultant, Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
The Logit Group Incorporated PQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
TNS Canadian Facts Inc. PQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ
torontoinsights.com PQ PQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Veraxis Research & Communications Inc. NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ
Vision Critical Communications Inc. NQ PQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ
Walker Consulting Group NQ NQ NQ PQ NQ NQ PQ PQ NQ PQ NQ NQ

Note

The company names listed in this appendix are their operating names as they appear in the Government of Canada standing offers.

B. Standing offer arrangements from October 1, 2015, to March 31, 2018

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 and providing pretest 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 and providing pretest 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, data collection, analyzing the results, presenting and reporting the results.

Qualitative methodologies such as dyads, triads or one-on-one interviews, focus groups and bulletin board groups 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, data collection, analyzing the results, presenting and 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, data collection, analyzing the results, presenting and reporting the results.

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

Standing offer holders for series E:

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