Evaluation Methodology Training Contract

Evaluation Methodology Training Contract

This training should therefore do the following: 1. Put the mechanisms in place so that analysts understand how a particular evaluation method is applied, and when to apply the method.

UK SBS PS150012 – Evaluation Methodology Training

Reference number:UKS SBS PS150012-BIS

Deadline date:23/02/2015

This deadline is for…Submission of Tender

Contract value:£8,000 – £10,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:Inner LondonThe Department of Business & Science 1 Victoria Street London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:UK Shared Business Services Ltd.

Description of the contract

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The Department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation. BIS is responsible for: • working with vocational and higher education providers to give students the skills they need to compete in a global employment market • supporting innovation and developing the UK’s science and research industry, which is important to help economic growth • making sure consumer law is fair for both consumers and businesses, and that consumers know their rights and are able to use them effectively • supporting British businesses to increase productivity and compete anywhere in the world • better regulation – by cutting the amount of regulation and making it easy to understand we can help businesses cut time, save money and be more efficient. BIS priorities for 2014 to 2015 include: • supplying £100 million to universities for long-term research projects • introducing a new loans system for further education students • creating a single Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) in England to replace the 8 previous regional services • making the UK one of the fastest and easiest countries in the world to set up a new business • extending the right to request flexible working and develop a new system of shared parental leave • ending the culture of ‘tick-box’ regulation, and instead target inspections on high-risk organisations through co-regulation and improving professional standards • giving the public and businesses the opportunity to challenge the worst regulations. AIM This training is designed to up-skill BIS economists, statisticians, social researchers and other analysts in terms of their understanding of evaluation methodology. It is important BIS analysts have sufficient skills and knowledge of impact evaluation methods, in order to demonstrate whether an intervention has a real world impact. In particular, analysts need to know which impact evaluation methods should be applied appropriately for the policy issue at hand. This training should therefore do the following: 1. Put the mechanisms in place so that analysts understand how a particular evaluation method is applied, and when to apply the method. 2. Recognise the potential pitfalls and necessary sensitivity analysis 3. Enhance the ability of analysts to demonstrate the impact of their policies 4. BIS analysts become better customers of contractors and better procurers of impact evaluations. Overall the training should provide analysts with a stronger understanding of the key methodological issues and also provide a common platform for departmental consistency in evaluation.

Classification of the contract

80511000Staff training services

80510000Specialist training services

80000000Education and training 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 below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
0 Expertise of Trainer / Lecturer 30.00
0 Course Content 30.00
0 Relevance to BIS 30.00
0 Value for Money 10.00

Estimated length of contract:23/02/2015 – 31/05/2015

Who to contact

Contact nameGeoff Bath

Organisation nameUK Shared Business Services Ltd.

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

Telephone+44 (0) 1793 867 337

Extension number:


How to apply

Please submit all questions and any subsequent bid to the contact named below