Organisational Efficiency Review Health Research Authority

Organisational Efficiency Review Health Research Authority

Therefore it is proposed that a review be carried out, resulting in an options appraisal which would outline a number of future working models that would enable us to effectively deliver our services whilst reducing cost per head on office and travel expenditure.

Health Research Authority Efficiency Review

Reference number: 3622

Deadline date:21/01/2014

This deadline is for… Proposed invitation to tender issue

Contract value:£9,000 – £12,000

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? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health

 

Description of the contract

The Health Research Authority (HRA ) is a NHS organisation established on 1 December 2011 as a Special Health Authority by the Secretary of State, pending its establishment as a Non-Departmental Public Body. It is tasked with protecting patients from unethical research while enabling them to benefit from participating in research by simplifying processes for ethical research. With the on-going challenge of meeting significant efficiency targets, it is imperative that we consider how we reduce per head costs in two of the HRA’s greatest areas of expenditure, travel (and related hotel expenditure) and office accommodation. These three areas represented a total cost of around £1.4m (12/13 outturn) p.a. or 15%% of our total annual revenue budget and 35% of all non-staff spend. Therefore it is proposed that a review be carried out, resulting in an options appraisal which would outline a number of future working models that would enable us to effectively deliver our services whilst reducing cost per head on office and travel expenditure.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

79410000 Business and management consultancy services

 

Additional information

Who to contact

Contact name Procurement Centre of Expertise

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Skipton House, 80 London Road, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6LH

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How to apply

ITT should be issued around the 13th January 2014.