NEWS3 February 2010

Ofwat appoints four-year research roster

New business

UK— Ofwat, the UK’s economic regulator for water and sewerage companies, has appointed 18 research providers to a new four-year roster.

The body said work commissioned under the new framework will range from fieldwork to full service projects, covering deliberative research, specialist projects with hard-to-reach groups, stakeholder research, and technical advice on market research.

“The work may range from high-level perception surveys to more detailed explorations of fairly technical issues,” Ofwat said.

The 18 agencies on the roster are Accent, Aecom, Carol Goldstone Associates, Creative Research, DJS Research, FDS International, GfK NOP, Harris Interactive, IFF Research, Marketing Sciences, McCallum Layton, MVA Consultancy, One Hundred Percent Cotton, Opinion Leader, Opinion Research Services, Research By Design, Stimulating World and UKFS.

The framework will be open for use by other central government departments, their agencies and non-departmental public bodies.