Study on the International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base

Study on the International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base

Contract value:£80,000 – £130,000. This is a contract for the supply of research services to assess the relative international performance of the UK Research Base in terms of its inputs and outputs.

Reference number: PS120079

Deadline date:28/02/2013

This deadline is for… 11.00 am – Receipt of Bids

Contract value:£80,000 – £130,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: South East UK

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: RCUK SSC Ltd

 

Description of the contract

This is a contract for the supply of research services to assess the relative international performance of the UK Research Base in terms of its inputs and outputs which include (but are not limited to): scientific papers, citations and trained people, taking into account the quality of these outputs, and how inputs and outputs combine to demonstrate efficiency. The main objective of the study is to provide a key resource by which to judge the relative international performance of research investments and outputs of the UK research base. Trend data on research inputs is sought not just to assess productivity but also to enable the tracking of spending changes occurring now that could potentially impact on the future relative international rankings of science and research performance. The contract will be awarded for a single report. The services will be delivered to Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS).

 

Classification of the contract

73300000 Design and execution of research and development

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 8

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: 01/04/2013 – 30/09/2013

 

Who to contact

Contact name Angela Lyon

Organisation name RCUK SSC Ltd

Address RCUK Shared Services Centres Ltd , North Star House , North Star Ave , Swindon , SN2 1FF

Telephone +44 (0) 1793867883

Extension number:

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Web address www.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

 

How to apply

Please follow the instructions in the Invitation to Bid document and send Angela Lyon the REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE FORM before the deadline for receipt of bids by email as directed.