Public Sector Network Tender Alert


UK SBS CR18110 Review of Agri-tech Innovation Centres

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 17:00pm. DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal. The aim of this project is to review and build upon BEIS' initial internal analysis and outline economic and business case for the Centres, including: • Reviewing what impact the Agri-Tech Centre activities have had so far; understanding the contribution made from the Centres to businesses, academia and the wider research community including an assessment of value for money (VFM), and VFM relative to other interventions that support the sector • Assessing the credibility of the Centres future business and delivery plans post-March 2020 including an assessment of: o how robust their business and delivery plans, market projections and strategies are for i) maximising the potential for impact and ii) achieving self-sufficiency o whether the magnitude and timescale of government support requested is reasonable and realistic, and if not, why not o any implications for VFM • Assessing whether there is a continued rationale for Government intervention to support the Centres: o are the market failures identified in the original business case still apparent? Are there new ones? o have the centres moved away from their original brief and, if so, is this justified? • Assessing what additional impact/benefits there would be from further Government funding • Assessing what level/type of government support offers the best value for money • Assessing to what extent the Centres are well governed and managed (e.g. effective Boards, management teams and accountability for investment decisions etc) and develop recommendations for improvement if necessary • Reviewing how the existing model of four separate but coordinated centres fits into the agri-tech and agricultural productivity landscape and make recommendations for improvements if necessary 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.


Amelia Stroud
Polaris House
01793 867005

Contract value: 49900

Published: 13 Aug 2018, Receipt by: 28 Aug 2018