UK-Swindon: Administration services.

UK-Swindon: Administration services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1HL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7562167366, Email:
Contact: Helen Forsythe
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKK14

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Research

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: UKRI-3637 Community Research Networks: Strategic coordination programme
Reference number: UKTI-3637

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
75100000 - Administration services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: UKRI are looking for a supplier who can work with us to implement the next phase of the Community Research Networks programme. The supplier(s) will be responsible for working in partnership with UKRI to develop and deliver: •A grant awarding process •A strategic coordination programme The total budget for this programme of work is £1,200,000 excluding VAT. The work will begin in April 2024 and will be complete by March 2030. Community Research Networks is a funding call launched by UKRI in July 2022. The purpose of the programme is to fund consortia across the UK to build the capacity, capability and connectivity required to support sustainable and equitable community engagement with research. This programme supports our public engagement strategy objective to make sure the benefits of research and innovation are shared widely by supporting collaboration and valuing diverse forms of knowledge.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,188,639


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The scope of the requirement is briefly outlined below. Please refer to the tender pack for further information: WP1: The Implementation phase grant administration is made up into the following elements: 1.An accessible, secure and easy-to-use application process, including assessment, due diligence, awarding and payment. 2.Applicant support, including briefing sessions and on-demand assistance. 3.Mechanisms to monitor, change, close, reconcile and recover grants. WP2: The Strategic Coordination Programme will be made up of the following four elements: 1.Applicant and awardee support and engagement 2.Peer-to-peer networking, knowledge exchange and professional development 3.Learning and evaluation 4.Network building and thought leadership

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Quality / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 10

Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 20

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: No

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: To respond to this opportunity please click here:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2024/S 000-003346

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: Not Provided
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 20/05/2024

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 8 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
The Young Foundation, 013119183
Tonybee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS, United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1,200,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 1,188,639
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: Procurement Transparency Data: Redacted contract documents will be made available within the next 30 days, on the UKRI website at:
To view this notice, please click here:

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 22/05/2024