Business Consultancy Services Contract RCUK

Business Consultancy Services Contract RCUK

External Professional Input and Assurance to support the STFC Corporate Services Efficiency Review 2012. 

Reference number: PS120003

Deadline date:07/06/2012

This deadline is for… Return of completed bid submissions

Contract value:£20,000 – £90,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Harwell STFC has multiple sites across the UK.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: RCUK SSC Ltd


Description of the contract

Third party expertise is required to support a “Corporate Services Efficiency Review” at the Science & Technology Facilities Council (“STFC”). Conclusions are required as to whether the services provided by (and also those associated with) the STFC Corporate Services Directorate (CSD) are run efficiently and whether the provision of service is effective when compared to relevant benchmarks and in the eyes of “client” and “stakeholder” groups. Further to this a range of scenario plans to improve efficiency and effectiveness by way of increased “value-add” and by making cost savings are to be proposed. The vision of the review may be summarized “To ensure CSD is efficient and effective and is doing the right things in the right way to best support our science, innovation and technology”. There are multiple lots available in this requirement (aligned with the services that form CSD): 1 – HR ; Change and Improvement; Swindon Ops; Legal and Commercial; Director’s Office 2 – Estates, Buildings, Projects Groups, Operations 3 – SHE (Safety, Health, Environmental) 4 – CICT 5 – Management of other work-streams – to ensure the project is conducted in co-ordinated/cohesive fashion. Bidders may submit proposals for one, more or all lots as above (depending on their areas of expertise) and as a result one or more contracts (with one or more suppliers) may be awarded.




Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services

79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related 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: 3 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Jonathan Smith

Organisation name RCUK SSC Ltd

Address , SN2 1FF


Extension number:



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How to apply

Please request a copy of the Invitation to Bid by emailing The Invitation to Bid provides additional informaton on the requirement, and what is needed in a tender response.