UK Research and Innovation Executive Search Contract

UK Research and Innovation Executive Search Contract

Executive search for Non-Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Chair.

Contract summary


Defence and security, Other Services, Construction and Real Estate, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

23 December 2016

Closing date

13 January 2017

Contract start date

20 January 2017

Contract end date

30 June 2017



**THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS TENDER IS 13th JANUARY 2017, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY DIRECT TO THE BUYER**UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is a new research and innovation body which will be set up to strengthen the strategic approach to future challenges and maximise value from government’s investment of over £6bn per annum in research and innovation. It will deliver a strengthened, unified voice for the UK’s research and innovation funding system, facilitating the dialogue with government and partners on the global stage. It will build on the UK’s world class research and innovation performance enabling the system to respond rapidly and effectively to current and future challenges.

Delivering these benefits requires strong and empowered leadership within UKRI. The creation of UKRI will retain the key characteristics of the current system that have underpinned the UK’s success, such as discipline leadership and autonomy, and dual funding. UKRI is a merging of the existing functions of the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) (to be known as Research England) research and knowledge exchange funding functions. The UKRI Board will be integral in ensuring the success of this new organisation.

Membership of the UKRI Board is a key issue for stakeholders during the passage of the Higher Education and Research Bill, and will be critical to ensuring the success of UKRI. The UKRI Board will consist of the Chairman, UKRI Chief Executive Officer, UKRI Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and between 9-12 Non-Executive Directors. The executive search could include up to three separate campaigns for the Board, Executive Chairs and Chief Financial Officer positions.

Government are interested in candidates from the national and international field with the appropriate corporate governance skills and include high-quality scientific leaders familiar with the academic, philanthropic and business research communities.


About the buyer


North Star House
North Star Avenue



Other information


PS16286 ITQ Invitation to Quote questions

PS16286 ITQ Invitation to Quote questions.pdf

PS16286 ITQ Invitation to Quote

PS16286 ITQ Invitation to Quote.pdf

PS16286 AW5.2 Price Schedule

PS16286 AW5.2 Price Schedule.pdf

PS16286-S1-Services purchasing contract

PS16286-S1-Services purchasing contract.pdf

Bidder Training V1.0

Bidder Training V1.0.pdf

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time V1.0

Bidder – Logging into Emptoris for the first time V1.0.pdf

UK Shared Business Services eSourcing As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS can use the CCS eSourcing Suite for future procurements. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered Bidder; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Sourcing documents can then be accessed on the eSourcing Suite at: using the instructions detailed in the Specification documents within Contracts Finder. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk : Telephone: 0345 010 3503 Training documents to support Bidders utilise Emptoris CCS eSourcing are available in the Contracts Finder Tender documents section.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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