The Evaluation of the Digital Social Research Programme

The Evaluation of the Digital Social Research Programme

The evaluation will also assess the effectiveness of the DSR Directorate and Research Programme model as a means of organising and enhancing the work. Please refer to the attached documentation for the full specification.

Reference number: P2130091

Deadline date:04/10/2013

This deadline is for… UK SBS to receive final tender submissions (by 11am)

Contract value:£0 – £20,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Swindon

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

1. The ESRC e Social Science Programme was set up to develop and promote the use of e Science to benefit social science research. In 2004, the Programme funded the ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS). This was a distributed Centre with a ‘hub’ at the University of Manchester and a network of eight research ‘nodes’ spread across the UK. Following an ESRC review of the NCeSS in 2009, it was decided to replace the hub with a National Strategic Directorate to develop a co-ordinated e-social science strategy. At this stage, the programme’s name was changed from e-Social Science to Digital Social Research (DSR). This evaluation will assess the quality, achievements and impact of the Digital Social Research Programme, which consisted of: • the National Strategic Director for e-Social Science; • the strategic investments funded as part of the Digital Social Research Programme between 2010-2012; • and the eight ‘node’ projects that were originally funded through NCeSS and continued as part of the DSR Programme. The evaluation will also assess the effectiveness of the DSR Directorate and Research Programme model as a means of organising and enhancing the work. Please refer to the attached documentation for the full specification.

 

Classification of the contract

73200000 Research and development consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? Yes :

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 9 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name Al Staunton-Lambert

Organisation name UK Shared Business Services Ltd.

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

Telephone 01793 867812

Extension number:

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How to apply

Please read the attached documentation carefully to ensure you meet the requirement and also to take note of the tender submission requirements.