Gender Diversity Research Contract

Gender Diversity Research Contract

RM2697 L0156 – Research Into Removing Blockages To Talented Women Succeeding In The Civil Service.

Reference number: RM2697 L0156

Deadline date:05/02/2014

This deadline is for… Submission of Tenders. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.

Contract value:£0 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

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: Government Procurement Service – London


Description of the contract

The successful provider will be expected to provide (a) a hard hitting diagnosis and analysis on issues preventing the most talented people succeeding in the Civil Service at G7 level and above, and (b) a set of specific actions on how to improve gender diversity at senior levels that will form the basis of a new Diversity Strategy to be published in March 2014 and a refreshed Talent Strategy. Please note that this Notice is NOT for a new requirement, but is for the same requirement as published earlier. The only change is the change of date for the deadline of tenders to be received.


Classification of the contract

73000000 Research and development services and related 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: 3 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Chris Redford

Organisation name Crown Commercial Service – London

Address 1 Horse Guards Road, Westminster, London, SW1A 2HQ


Extension number:


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How to apply

To participate in any possible future procurement which results from this RFI, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Crown Commercial Service Procurement Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for Crown Commercial Service 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 at the Invitation to Tender stage. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, you will need to express and interest for the Insert Title This is done by emailing Your email must clearly state: • the name of this procurement (Research Into Removing Blockages To Talented Women Succeeding In The Civil Service) and the RM reference number (RM2697). • the name of the registered supplier; and • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will then process this email and assign your organisation to the opportunity. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. The Invitation to Tender will be issued by close of play on 15/01/14 and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between 15/01/14 and the deadline for submissions of tenders (see below). The deadline date for submission of proposals will be 27 January 2014, 17:00. It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email: