Research Contract – Growing the Best and Brightest

Research Contract – Growing the Best and Brightest

The project will look beyond funding levels and path dependency (where the country started from) to uncover features and practices (e.g. autonomy, recruitment practices, culture) prevalent in the UK that visibly support an environment of research excellence, over and above historical accidents.

P2130085BIS – Growing the Best and Brightest: Determinants of Excellence in Research Systems

Reference number: P2130085BIS

Deadline date:10/09/2013

This deadline is for… The final date for the submission of completed bid responses is 11:00am Tuesday September 10th 2013 GMT

Contract value:£0 – £50,000

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? No

Name of the buying organisation: UK Shared Business Services Ltd

 

Description of the contract

The project will look beyond funding levels and path dependency (where the country started from) to uncover features and practices (e.g. autonomy, recruitment practices, culture) prevalent in the UK that visibly support an environment of research excellence, over and above historical accidents. The intelligence gathered in this report will help BIS ascertain how best to deliver the Department’s responsibility for maintaining and building on current levels of excellence in research. It will also allow BIS to assess the risk from reduced relative performance rankings in R&D for innovation and growth, in the event that excellence initiatives elsewhere succeed in catapulting other countries beyond their current rankings.

 

Classification of the contract

79311400 Economic research services

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

73210000 Research 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: 5 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Nicola Turner

Organisation name UK Shared Business Services Ltd.

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

Telephone 01793 867301

Extension number:

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How to apply

Please comply with all instructions as detailed in the tender document. Please note that failure to comply with these could result in your bid return being disqualified.