Public Sector Network Tender Alert


23192-2013: UK-Dingwall: Research consultancy services

HIE's recently approved 2012-2014 Research and Evaluation Plan represents a more co-ordinated and strategic approach to research and evaluation within HIE and outlines organisational research priorities for the next two years. It also recognises that additional project-specific or reactive research work may be required in addition to research plan activities to address particular circumstances, challenges or information requirements.
To support this research activity, the Research and Economics team would like to set up Framework Agreements under which future research could be commissioned. The outcome will be a more efficient, cohesive and co-ordinated approach to research, enabling better budgetary control of research spend and ensuring value for money.
The Frameworks will be themed by the different types of research and divided into 4 Lots as follows:
— Lot 1 Sectoral Research,
— Lot 2 Evaluations,
— Lot 3 Economic Intelligence,
— Lot 4 Socio-Economic Research.
The Framework Agreements will be awarded, on a multi supplier basis for each Lot.
Due diligence activity (including feasibility studies, technical appraisals, etc) will not be covered within the scope of this tender.
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Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Earl Thorfinn House, 6 Druimchat View
Contact point(s): The Procurement Team
IV15 9XL Dingwall
Telephone: +44 1349868977
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Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: Although these are Framework Agreements, and consequently there is no commitment to spend any money, the 3 year budget currently available to deliver the services, across all Lots, is between GBP 1 300 000 and GBP 1 500 000 (excluding VAT).Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 1 300 000 and 1 500 000 GBP

Published: 23 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 20 Feb 2013