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-2062 An Evaluation of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund
Reference number: UKRI-2062
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 etailed 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:
The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund is a £900m+ competitive capital scheme designed to support higher education research facilities.

Research England, who manage the fund on behalf of UKRI and the devolved nations, are seeking suppliers to deliver an evaluation of the fund. The evaluation will be to understand the extent to which the programme has met its objectives, its socio-economic impact, the effectiveness of this type of programme and reasons for this, as well as any disbenefits.

RE have previously commissioned the development of an evaluation framework, and this should be reviewed and built on for this evaluation. Outputs will likely include a revised logic model, proposed performance dimensions and KPIs for measuring impact, and a reporting process, schedule and templates. There will be an interim and full evaluation phase with a draft and final report expected after each.

Estimated value: £300,000 – £500,000.
II.2.14) Additional information
A supplier workshop will be held via webinar on 17/05/2022 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:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 29/04/2022