Research Contract – Learning Gain Research

Research Contract – Learning Gain Research

Contract value: £30,000 – £50,000.  While significant research has been undertaken elsewhere in the world, and in schools education in the UK (particularly on value-added), there has to date been comparatively little attention to the issue in UK higher education.

RE140092HEFCE – Learning Gain Research

Reference number:RE140092HEFCE

Deadline date:30/05/2014

This deadline is for…The final date for the submission of completed bid responses is 12pm on 30th May 2014

Contract value: £30,000 – £50,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:United Kingdom

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:UK Shared Business Services Ltd.

Description of the contract

2. There is growing interest around the world in measuring how much students in HE learn, and the contribution that institutions, courses and particular educational activities make to that learning. While there is in principle a difference between ‘learning gain’ – students’ improvements in skills and knowledge – and ‘value-added’ – the contribution of particular factors (such as the institution attended) to that improvement, the terms are often used interchangeably. While significant research has been undertaken elsewhere in the world, and in schools education in the UK (particularly on value-added), there has to date been comparatively little attention to the issue in UK higher education.

 

Classification of the contract

73210000Research consultancy services

79310000Market research services

79300000Market and economic research; polling and statistics

Additional information

Contract type:Services – 8

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:5 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameLaura Gawthorn

Organisation nameUK Shared Business Services Ltd.

AddressNorth Star House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1FF

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How to apply

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