Business Research Contract for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Business Research Contract for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The aim of this project is to analyse the characteristics of these highly innovative firms within the 2011 UKIS data set, exploring broad research questions.

Characteristics of Highly Innovating Firms in the UK

Reference number: BIS/RBU/004/2012

Deadline date:27/06/2012

This deadline is for… closing date for submission of Expression of Interests

Contract value:£0 – £80,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Sheffield The work can be carried out by anyone based in the UK, however the Project Manager is based in London.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Business, Innovation and Skills

 

Description of the contract

The aim of this project is to analyse the characteristics of these highly innovative firms within the 2011 UKIS data set, exploring the following broad research questions: 1. Are highly innovative firms also high growth firms, in terms of output, employment and productivity? 2. Do highly innovative firms collaborate more closely with science institutions, especially universities and publicly-supported research establishments? What is the sectoral and regional pattern of such collaboration? What firm characteristics are associated with such collaboration? 3. How do highly-innovative firms respond to recessionary environments in terms of innovation investments?

 

Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 01/08/2012 – 29/03/2013

 

Who to contact

Contact name Carole Hobson

Organisation name Business, Innovation and Skills

Address 2 St Pauls’ Place, 125 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2FJ

Telephone 0114 207 5120

Extension number:

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How to apply

All queries should be addressed to keith.1.smith@bis.gsi.gov.uk Expressions of interest must be sent to RBU@bis.gsi.gov.uk by the closing date.

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