Public Sector Network Tender Alert


CS20024 UKRI Future Leaders Fellows Development Network

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 14:00 DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal. Key Objective UK Research and Innovation are looking to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the cohorts of Future Leaders Fellows by making an FLF Development Network available. It is envisioned that the activities associated with this network will be accessible to all FLFs, and that where capacity is available will also be opened up to wider participation by other Early Career Researchers and Innovators supported by UKRI. This network should; • Create a strong cohort experience • Develop the leadership of the fellows • Enable the cohorts to play a leadership role across the research and innovation community • Create deep links with UKRI and its investments In order to deliver this, it is expected that the network will provide a series of networking and development workshops that provide each cohort of participating fellows with the tools to think creatively and to develop and lead new and imaginative thinking that spans disciplinary boundaries. In addition to this, activities should be in place that support and enable the development of skills and leadership in; Communications & media, Public engagement with research, Collaboration & cross-sector working, and Impact. Furthermore, it is expected that the network will enable fellows to engage with and receive mentoring from influential research and innovation leaders and will support engagement with key challenges facing the research and innovation environment. The proposed network should provide these opportunities for up to 250 fellows, including those funded through rounds one to three of the FLF, and ensure that each intake of fellows into the network is able to access opportunities over a two-year period. The FLF Development Network will last for three years, and up to £3 million is available to support this. How to Apply UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link and follow the instructions to register. If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: and the follow the instructions to 'Login' Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code:YC44F53E57. Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation "to apply directly to the buyer" as this unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the Contracting Authorities control.


Chris Grant
Polaris House

Contract value: 3000000

Published: 25 Jun 2020, Receipt by: 12 Aug 2020