UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Development Network

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Development Network

This network should: create a strong cohort experience; develop the leadership of the fellows.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Specialist training services

2020/S 121-298112

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14 Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Professional Services
E-mail: professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.ukri.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/YC44F53E57
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/respond/YC44F53E57

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: UKRI Research Councils and UK SBS Providing shared and specialist business services to our public sector owners

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CS20024 UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Development Network

Reference number: CS20024

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80510000 Specialist training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

UK Research and Innovation are looking to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the cohorts of Future Leaders Fellows by making an FLF Development Network available. It is envisioned that the activities associated with this network will be accessible to all FLFs, and that where capacity is available will also be opened up to wider participation by other Early Career Researchers and Innovators supported by UKRI. This network should:

• create a strong cohort experience;

• develop the leadership of the fellows;

• enable the cohorts to play a leadership role across the research and innovation community;

• create deep links with UKRI and its investments.

In order to deliver this, it is expected that the network will provide a series of networking and development workshops that provide each cohort of participating fellows with the tools to think creatively and to develop and lead new and imaginative thinking that spans disciplinary boundaries.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73220000 Development consultancy services
79411100 Business development consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK14 Swindon
Main site or place of performance:

UKK14

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Research and Innovation are looking to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the cohorts of Future Leaders Fellows by making an FLF Development Network available. It is envisioned that the activities associated with this network will be accessible to all FLFs, and that where capacity is available will also be opened up to wider participation by other Early Career Researchers and Innovators supported by UKRI. This network should;

• create a strong cohort experience;

• develop the leadership of the fellows;

• enable the cohorts to play a leadership role across the research and innovation community;

• create deep links with UKRI and its investments.

In order to deliver this, it is expected that the network will provide a series of networking and development workshops that provide each cohort of participating fellows with the tools to think creatively and to develop and lead new and imaginative thinking that spans disciplinary boundaries. In addition to this, activities should be in place that support and enable the development of skills and leadership in; communications and media, public engagement with research, collaboration and cross-sector working, and Impact. Furthermore, it is expected that the network will enable fellows to engage with and receive mentoring from influential research and innovation leaders and will support engagement with key challenges facing the research and innovation environment.

The proposed network should provide these opportunities for up to 250 fellows, including those funded through rounds one to three of the FLF, and ensure that each intake of fellows into the network is able to access opportunities over a 2-year period.

The FLF Development Network will last for 3 years, and up to GBP 3 million is available to support this.

The objectives of the network are to:

(a) deliver a series of events that meet the needs of all fellows, regardless of the kind of organisation that hosts them (business, university, IRO etc.) or their discipline, and which address the areas as set out in the Aims a to i;

(b) over the 3-year period of the network provide opportunities, as set out in aims a to i, for each fellow to take up over a 2-year period. Opportunities should be offered to all FLFs and other UKRI ECRs and innovators as appropriate and as demand allows;

(c) facilitate the mentoring of FLFs and their participation in UKRI Peer review training activities such as mock panel exercises, as sent out in aims h to i;

(d) hold and administer flexible ‘plus funds’ to enable fellows to act on opportunities presented by the cohort themselves. These could include additional self-defined events, small collaborative research projects, policy or practice development, and impact acceleration and innovation projects.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80 %
Price – Weighting: 20 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 25/09/2020
End: 24/09/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.

Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

See Section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 066-158323

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/08/2020
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/08/2020
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

How to Apply UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and follow the instructions to register. If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and the follow the instructions to ‘Login’ Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the access code: YC44F53E57. Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation ‘to apply directly to the buyer’ as this unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the contracting authorities control.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/06/2020