Future Leaders Fellowships Development – Market Consultation Exercise

Future Leaders Fellowships Development – Market Consultation Exercise

A supplier workshop will be held via webinar on Tuesday 21 April 2020, at which potential applicants will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the requirement.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Specialist training services

2020/S 066-158323

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Professional Services
E-mail: professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.ukri.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: UKRI Research Councils and UK SBS Providing shared and specialist business services to our public sector owners

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CS20024 UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Development Network

Reference number: CS20024

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80510000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

UK Research and Innovation are looking to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the cohorts of future leaders fellows by making an FLF development network available. It is envisioned that the activities associated with this network will be accessible to all FLFs, and that where capacity is available will also be opened up to wider participation by other early career researchers and innovators supported by UKRI. This network should:

• create a strong cohort experience;

• develop the leadership of the fellows;

• enable the cohorts to play a leadership role across the research and innovation community;

• create deep links with UKRI and its investments.

In order to deliver this, it is expected that the network will provide a series of networking and development workshops that provide each cohort of participating fellows with the tools to think creatively and to develop and lead new and imaginative thinking that spans disciplinary boundaries.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73220000
79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK14
Main site or place of performance:

UKK14.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Research and Innovation are looking to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the cohorts of future leaders fellows by making an FLF Development Network available. It is envisioned that the activities associated with this network will be accessible to all FLFs, and that where capacity is available will also be opened up to wider participation by other early career researchers and innovators supported by UKRI. This network should:

• create a strong cohort experience;

• develop the leadership of the fellows;

• enable the cohorts to play a leadership role across the research and innovation community;

• create deep links with UKRI and its investments.

In order to deliver this, it is expected that the network will provide a series of networking and development workshops that provide each cohort of participating fellows with the tools to think creatively and to develop and lead new and imaginative thinking that spans disciplinary boundaries. In addition to this, activities should be in place that support and enable the development of skills and leadership in; communications and media, public engagement with research, collaboration and cross-sector working, and Impact. Furthermore, it is expected that the network will enable fellows to engage with and receive mentoring from influential research and innovation leaders and will support engagement with key challenges facing the research and innovation environment.

The proposed network should provide these opportunities for up to 250 fellows, including those funded through rounds one to three of the FLF, and ensure that each intake of fellows into the network is able to access opportunities over a 2-year period.

The FLF development network should last for 3 years, and up to GBP 3 million is available to support this.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

11/05/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

A supplier workshop will be held via webinar on Tuesday 21 April 2020 where potential applicants will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the requirement. There will be a presentation from UKRI that outlines the key required outcomes of this contract, there will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

If you are interested in attending a supplier engagement session, please confirm your attendance by completing the webinar registration form found at https://ukri.zoom.us/meeting/register/upAuc–hrDsqqjYxls79yx5H68RFwvWm1Q

The expected format of the day will be:

• 10.30 start,

• 10.45 presentation from UKRI,

• 11.30 break,

• 11.45 supplier questions,

• 13.00 session end.

A formal request for proposal will be released via tenders electronic daily and contracts finder once the supplier day has taken place and the contracting authority have finalised the strategy and documentation.

This prior information notice is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the requirements detailed above. UK Research and Innovation would like to invite suppliers to attend this engagement session in order to assess the market’s appetite for procuring the proposed FLF development network, to provide information regarding the tender and the expected outcomes expected from the network, and to enable suppliers an opportunity to ask questions regarding the FLF development network and these expected outcomes.

We request that attendance is restricted to key members of your organisation.

For the avoidance of doubt, this notice is not a call for competition; a contract notice will be issued as a call for competition. Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the preliminary market consultation shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/03/2020