Development of Sigma Scan Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Development of Sigma Scan Department for Business Innovation and Skills

This Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) sets out the requirement of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ (“BIS”) regarding a contract for the development and management of its Sigma Scan (an on-line searchable repository of approximately 250 horizon scanning papers).

Reference number: PRB100412

Deadline date: 30/04/2012

This deadline is for… The receipt of tenders

Contract value: £0 – £90,000

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: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Description of the contract

This Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) sets out the requirement of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ (“BIS”) regarding a contract for the development and management of its Sigma Scan (an on-line searchable repository of approximately 250 horizon scanning papers).The Sigma Scan exists to provide well researched, independent analysis of a wide range of future issues, trends and possible developments, for the purpose of informing government policymaking. Foresight Horizon Scanning Centre (HSC) now wishes to move to a more ambitious model for the Sigma Scan. The HSC is planning to achieve this in 3 phases: Phase 1: scoping and review of existing papers; Phase 2: updating of papers and commissioning of new papers and Phase 3: the management of the Sigma Scan over a 1-2 year period. This ITT refers to Phase 1 only, which should be completed by 30 September 2012. Details of Phase 2 are included as context and background only. Details of Phase 3 will be provided as part of the ITT for Phase 2.

Classification of the contract

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

73210000 Research consultancy services

73110000 Research services

79421000 Project-management services other than for construction work

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services

79410000 Business and management consultancy services

79411000 General management 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: 31/05/2012 – 30/09/2012

 

Who to contact

Contact name Paul Beardsley

Address Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Victoria 3, Fifth Floor , 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET

Telephone 020 7215 6170

Extension number:

Fax

Email paul.beardsley@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Web address

How to apply

See the attached ITT for full instructions on how to submit a tender for this contract.