Public Sector Network Tender Alert


UK SBS CR18087 Provision of citation data services 2021

The final date and time for the submission of bids is 28th August 2018 - 14:00 DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal. The REF team wishes to place a contract for the supply of bibliometric data services to inform and assist sub-panels' assessment of submitted research outputs in some of the UOAs covered by the REF. We wish to provide those sub-panels that have indicated they wish to use bibliometric indicators in their assessments with a citation count for each output that was submitted to them, where available. Our preferred process to achieve this is described in the specification section of this document. Included: • Facilities to match outputs entered by HEIs onto the submission system in relevant UOAs to the selected bibliometric database; and for HEIs to verify these matches. • Provision of a citation count for each matched output to the submitting HEIs via the submission system. • Provision of a citation count for each matched output, and some additional contextual data, to the relevant REF sub-panels via the Panel Members' Website. • Associated project management and user support services. Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the RFx attachments tab within the Emptoris System. This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ document. How to Apply As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS will be using the CCS eSourcing Suite for this procurement. To register on the CCS eSourcing portal please follow the details contained within the Additional Information section of this notice. If you are already registered on the CCS eSourcing portal and wish to register your interest in this opportunity please email; Your email must clearly state: • the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; • the name of the registered Bidder; • the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.


Rebecca Eldridge
Polaris House
01793 867980

Contract value: 145000-145000

Published: 3 Aug 2018, Receipt by: 28 Aug 2018