UK-Swindon: Evaluation consultancy services.

UK-Swindon: Evaluation consultancy services.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FF, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793867000, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKK14
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Research

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-1668 An Evaluation of Research England's Higher Education Innovation Fund Programme
Reference number: UKRI-1668
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
79419000 - Evaluation consultancy services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
This PIN is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the requirements detailed in Section 2. UKRI would like to invite suppliers to attend an engagement session in order to assess the market's appetite for procuring the proposed Evaluation, to provide information regarding the tender, the expected outcomes from the evaluation and to enable suppliers an opportunity to ask questions regarding the evaluation and these expected outcomes.
We request that attendance is restricted to key members of your organisation. For clarity, this notice is not a Call for Competition; a Contract Notice will be issued as a call for competition. Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of the preliminary consultation shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 500,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKK14 - Swindon
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
UKRI are seeking suppliers to design & deliver an evaluation of the success of Research England's Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) programme (2008-2020). The evaluation will need to consider a wide set of drivers & contexts that influence institutional use of funding & performance.

Outputs of the work include delivering:

* A conclusion on the value for money of the programme to inform a next spending review.
* A description of how HEIF generates impact & a set of findings that can inform programme design & management in the future, delivering increased impact with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
* A model for evaluation of HEIF as a formula funding programme, including insights into latest evaluation approaches to inform RE capabilities.

This 18 month contract will comprise three key phases: A design phase (3 months), A delivery phase (12 months), Development/finalisation of report & dissemination (3 months).

Estimated total value: £500,000
II.2.14) Additional information
A supplier workshop will be held via webinar on 29/06/2022 at 2pm where suppliers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the requirement. If you are interested in attending, please complete the webinar registration form found at:

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
To view this notice, please click here:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 14/06/2022