Sign up now for ease of access to The Medical Independent, Ireland’s most frequently published medical newspaper, delivering award-winning news and investigative reporting.

  • receive the eCopy two days prior to the printed edition.
  • can partake in our online MCQs.
  • can enter our online sports quiz.


Medicalindependent.ie is Ireland's only investigative medical news website for doctors, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in health issues.

Established in 2010, along with its sister publication The Medical Independent, our stated aim is to investigate and analyse the major issues affecting healthcare and the medical profession in Ireland. The Medical Independent has won a number of awards for its investigative journalism, and its stories are frequently picked up by national digital, broadcast and print media. The Medical Independent is published by GreenCross Publishing.

Address: Top Floor, 111 Rathmines Road Lr, Dublin 6

Tel: 353 (01) 441 0024

GreenCross Publishing is owned by Graham Cooke.

You are reading 1 of 2 free-access articles allowed for 30 days

Ipsos MRBI reappointed to conduct HI surveys at over €719,000 annually

By Mindo - 22nd Nov 2018 | 15 views

Ipsos MRBI has won the new contract, which will operate for three years, with a possibility of extending this to four years by mutual agreement of both parties. The annual cost of running the survey will be €719,346 excluding VAT, according to figures supplied to MI.

The company had conducted the four previous waves of the survey, beginning in 2014, with the most recent published last month.

The annual cost of the survey agreed in 2014 for the first four waves was €562,640 per annum, excluding VAT. 

“Given the pending completion of the initial contract, the Department was therefore required, taking account of best practice and guidelines in relation to the procurement of services, to re-tender for the future conduct of the survey,” a Department of Health spokesperson told MI. The Request for Tender (RFT) was advertised on the eTenders website and published in Q2, 2018. A wide range of companies registered an interest in the RFT and three tenders were received by the deadline.

“The tenders were assessed by a Tender Evaluation Panel comprised of Departmental officials and external representatives. Based on pre-determined evaluation criteria published in the RFT, the panel unanimously decided to award the tender for the next 3-4 waves of the Healthy Ireland Survey to Ipsos MRBI.

“It should be noted that the nature of the tender process provides for the most competitive bid in terms of the cost of the survey and value for money.” The Department confirmed that the surveys would continue annually, noting that the questionnaire varies widely from year-to-year.

Approximately 7,500 people aged 15 and over, living in locations across Ireland, are surveyed annually.

Leave a Reply

Latest
Latest Issue
medical news
The Medical Independent 19th May 2022

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read