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Business analysis consultancy services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd | Published September 16, 2016
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72221000, 73220000, 80300000, 75121000

Business analysis consultancy services

CR16026 Business for Skills and Innovation — Sciencewise

UK Shared Business Services Ltd | Published July 14, 2016
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72220000, 71621000, 73000000, 73200000, 73210000, 73220000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79419000, 72224000, 72246000

CR16026 Business for Skills and Innovation — Sciencewise.

UK SBS Business Intelligence Tool for NERC

UK Shared Business Services Ltd. | Published January 23, 2015  -  Deadline January 30, 2015
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72221000, 72212482, 72212480, 72212400, 48482000, 48480000, 48400000, 48000000

Introcuction NERC require a Business Intelligence (BI) tool to report from our Changepoint Professional Services Automation environment (see www.changepoint.com). Mandatory Requirements This tool must be able to: Produce customisable management reports from Changepoint including: • Tabular reports • Graphical reports e.g. pie charts, doughnut charts, bar graphs and gantt charts • Dashboards • Portlets which can be displayed within Changepoint  Allow analysis of data using filtering, grouping and conditional formatting  Be capable of analysing large data volumes  Export reports as Excel workbooks, PDFs and HTML  Allow scheduling of reports to run at pre-arranged times  Enable reports to be distributed by email  Support access from mobile devices  Enable reports to be saved and then viewed while offline  Respect the Changepoint security model  Be able to access the Changepoint extensible data structure (UDFs)  Be capable of running in a Windows Server environment.  The client application needs to be able to run in Windows, Linux and Mac environments and support current versions of at least the following browsers: • Internet Explorer • Chrome • Firefox • Safari (on Macs) The BI tool must be an established product with product support arrangements already in place. It must not be a bespoke development although up to five days installation and configuration would be acceptable. About UK Shared Business Services Putting the business into shared services UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our customers improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. It is our vision to become the leading provider for our customers of shared business services in the UK public sector, continuously reducing cost and improving quality of business services for Government and the public sector. Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations. Core services include Procurement, Finance, Grants Admissions, Human Resources, Payroll, ISS, and Property Asset Management all underpinned by our Service Delivery and Contact Centre teams. UK SBS is a people rather than task focused business. It’s what makes us different to the traditional transactional shared services centre. What is more, being a not-for-profit organisation owned by its customers, UK SBS’ goals are aligned with the public sector and delivering best value for the UK taxpayer. UK Shared Business Services Ltd changed its name from RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd in March 2013. Our Customers Growing from a foundation of supporting the Research Councils, 2012/13 saw Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) transition their procurement to UK SBS and Crown Commercial Service (CSS - previously Government Procurement Service) agree a Memorandum of Understanding with UK SBS to deliver two major procurement categories (construction and research) across Government. UK SBS currently manages £700m expenditure for its Customers, our growth projections anticipate this will rise to £1bn in 2013/14. Important information From the 2nd April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

UKSBS OJEU-CR16026 Business for Skills and Innovation — Sciencewise

UK Shared Business Services Ltd | Published November 17, 2016  -  Deadline December 22, 2016
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72220000, 71621000, 73000000, 73200000, 73210000, 73220000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79419000, 72224000, 72246000

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (‘the Department’) is seeking to engage contractors with the right blend of public dialogue, science and technology expertise, and experience of working with Government under a new framework for Sciencewise. The roles within this framework will include providing dialogue expertise to the programme, and the conduct and evaluation of dialogue projects. The new framework will be divided into:

- Lot 1 to support the Department in running the programme by providing dialogue expertise, including all stages of the dialogue commissioning and delivery process. A maximum funding of up to £200,000 per annum will be available under this lot.

- Lot 2 to conduct (i.e. deliver) dialogue projects under the Sciencewise programme.

- Lot 3 to evaluate dialogue projects delivered through the Sciencewise programme.

UKSBS OJEU-CR16026 Business for Skills and Innovation — Sciencewise

UK Shared Business Services Ltd | Published November 17, 2016
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72220000, 71621000, 73000000, 73200000, 73210000, 73220000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79419000, 72220000, 72224000, 72246000, 72220000, 73220000, 71621000, 73000000, 79411000, 72246000, 72220000, 73000000, 73220000, 72246000, 79419000, 73000000, 79411000, 72220000

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (‘the Department’) is seeking to engage contractors with the right blend of public dialogue, science and technology expertise, and experience of working with Government under a new framework for Sciencewise. The roles within this framework will include providing dialogue expertise to the programme, and the conduct and evaluation of dialogue projects. The new framework will be divided into:

- Lot 1 to support the Department in running the programme by providing dialogue expertise, including all stages of the dialogue commissioning and delivery process. A maximum funding of up to £200,000 per annum will be available under this lot.

- Lot 2 to conduct (i.e. deliver) dialogue projects under the Sciencewise programme.

- Lot 3 to evaluate dialogue projects delivered through the Sciencewise programme.

UK SBS PS150010 For the commissioning of an organisation to ensure the effective management and administration of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) matrix Standard.

UKSBS Shared Business Services | Published November 18, 2015
Winner
Assessment Services Limited
cpvs
80000000, 80510000

UKSBS Shared Business Services Ltd as the Contracting Authority agency on behalf of the Department of Innovation and Skills (BIS) is putting in place a single supplier contract Agreement for the provision of an organising the effective management of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) matrix Standard. The purpose of the (BIS) matrix Standard is the unique quality Standard for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work. It promotes the delivery of high quality information, advice and/or guidance by ensuring organisations review, evaluate and continuously develop their service; encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and the continuous professional development of their staff.

UK SBS PS150010 For the commissioning of an organisation to ensure the effective management and administration of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) matrix Standard.

UKSBS Shared Business Services | Published August 4, 2015  -  Deadline September 18, 2015
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80000000, 80570000, 80510000

UKSBS Shared Business Services Ltd as the Contracting Authority agency on behalf of the Department of Innovation and Skills (BIS) is putting in place a single supplier contract Agreement for the provision of an organising the effective management of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) matrix Standard. The purpose of the (BIS) matrix Standard is the unique quality Standard for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work. It promotes the delivery of high quality information, advice and/or guidance by ensuring organisations review, evaluate and continuously develop their service; encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and the continuous professional development of their staff.

UK SBS IT16288 Innovate UK Business Analyst

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published May 9, 2017  -  Deadline January 13, 2017
Winner
Civica UK Limited
cpvs
72000000

A Business Analyst who will identify and validate potential technical solutions in line with business requirements, represent users throughout the project lifecycle and produce key project documentation such as the business case, acceptance criteria and business benefits. Procured via further competition through CCS RM1043iii Digital Outcomes and Specialists Lot 2

UK SBS PS16223 ESA BIC Business Support

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline November 7, 2016
Winner
Ashby House
cpvs
80000000

CLOSING TIME FOR BIDS IS 07/11/2016 11:00 HOURS. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE BUYER. To express your interest in this opportunity email ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are seeking organisations that have the capacity, capability and expertise to deliver a training programme tailored for businesses that fit the following criteria: • Early-stage technology businesses working intensively on R&D and commercial approach • In most cases less than 5 years old • Pre-revenue and generally likely to be running their own business for the first time • Generally employ fewer than 5 people. The business support programme will set out to achieve the following: • Perform a diagnostic to ascertain the specific stage of development and key requirements of each business • Supply businesses with the key skills and knowledge required to run a successful technology business and increase their chance of survival • Contribute to the successful commercialisation of technologies by providing advice and training in key business-critical areas supporting the development of a robust business plan • Provide crucial skills and confidence in pitching for investment and introductions to investors to help fund technology development and commercialisation • Create a step change for the businesses where they can demonstrate that the programme has made a difference, e.g. attracting external investment, finding new customers. • Provide STFC with case study material on a business that has derived real benefit from the programme and a positive impact on the business can be demonstrated • Contribute to the wider objectives of STFC and the Harwell Campus by being an active player in the campus and wider Oxfordshire business community. The objective for the contractor is to design, deliver, monitor and report on a package of business support to offer and/or signpost to advice in areas which would typically include: • Intellectual Property • Company law and legal support • Basic business finance and R&D tax credits • Sales, marketing and branding • Market research and strategy • Team building, HR, employment law • Business communication skills • Business planning • Investment readiness training to include pitching to investors. This is not intended as an exhaustive list and potential contractors should set out their proposed programme contents.

Business Failure Indicator

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published May 23, 2017  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
cpvs
73200000

BEIS's aim is to ensure that the economy grows strongly in all parts of the country, based on a robust industrial strategy and that the UK has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean. It will encourage investment and innovation that fully utilises the UK science base, and enable a whole economy approach to deliver our climate change ambitions. The Disruptive Businesses Directorate covers a number of policy areas, one of which is focussed on promoting a consistent approach to handling economic shocks and opportunities including responsibility for government's principles of intervention. The Disruptive Businesses Analysis team require a robust measure of individual businesses' likelihood of failure and the likelihood of defaulting on paying creditors. This will be used to prioritise Government engagement with businesses, and to proactively assess the local impact of individual business becoming insolvent. The aim of the exercise is to provide analysts with a regular product which would highlight businesses at risk of insolvency, and information on the accuracy and reliability of the products. Any advanced notice of an upcoming economic shock is vital so a product should either give real time notifications or be produced at a sufficiently high frequency for the information to give advanced warning. The objectives of this tender exercise are to: • To enable Disruptive Businesses Directorate to identify businesses which have a high risk of failure or which have a significant increase in risk of failure. • To identify these businesses at an earlier stage than is possible through media monitoring, and to a high degree of accuracy. • Where possible identify the site of named business, rather than the location of the Headquarters. • To enable Disruptive Businesses Directorate to match data on at-risk businesses with sector and place indicators

Business Failure Indicator

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published May 24, 2017  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
Winner
Dun and Bradstreet Ltd
cpvs
73200000

BEIS's aim is to ensure that the economy grows strongly in all parts of the country, based on a robust industrial strategy and that the UK has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean. It will encourage investment and innovation that fully utilises the UK science base, and enable a whole economy approach to deliver our climate change ambitions. The Disruptive Businesses Directorate covers a number of policy areas, one of which is focussed on promoting a consistent approach to handling economic shocks and opportunities including responsibility for government's principles of intervention. The Disruptive Businesses Analysis team require a robust measure of individual businesses' likelihood of failure and the likelihood of defaulting on paying creditors. This will be used to prioritise Government engagement with businesses, and to proactively assess the local impact of individual business becoming insolvent. The aim of the exercise is to provide analysts with a regular product which would highlight businesses at risk of insolvency, and information on the accuracy and reliability of the products. Any advanced notice of an upcoming economic shock is vital so a product should either give real time notifications or be produced at a sufficiently high frequency for the information to give advanced warning. The objectives of this tender exercise are to: • To enable Disruptive Businesses Directorate to identify businesses which have a high risk of failure or which have a significant increase in risk of failure. • To identify these businesses at an earlier stage than is possible through media monitoring, and to a high degree of accuracy. • Where possible identify the site of named business, rather than the location of the Headquarters. • To enable Disruptive Businesses Directorate to match data on at-risk businesses with sector and place indicators

UK SBS PS16121 - UKGI Search and Recruitment of British Business Bank Chairperson

 | Published May 26, 2016  -  Deadline June 6, 2016
cpvs
79600000

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Monday 6th June 2016 at 2pm. DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal. Any bids submitted directly to the buyer will be disregarded. The aim of the exercise is to find executive search and selection capability to support the appointment of a Chair for the British Business Bank.

UK SBS PS16064 Helping staff understand and engage in BIS’ new business model

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 20, 2016
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79000000

The final date and time for the submission of bids is 20th May 2016 at 2pm. DO NOT apply directly to the buyer. All tender information MUST be submitted through the CCS eSourcing Portal. Any bids submitted directly to the buyer will be disregarded. Aims An agency is sought to help the Department as part of the BIS 2020 transformation programme. The agency needs to provide expert capability in helping organisations to refine and ground narratives and business models, and be skilled in doing this by involving and engaging staff at all levels. The purpose of bringing in an experienced agency at this stage is to help us to expedite this project quickly and to provide strong facilitation to discussions at all levels. Objectives To help staff better understand the new business model, and what BIS will look and feel like at the end of our BIS 2020 transformation programme. To help staff recognise ‘early signs’ of change and how these will feel as they emerge. To generate engagement in the new business model amongst a representative body of headquarters and Partner Organisation staff. To set the context for changes that individuals and teams will need to make. For Further Information please see the attached ITQ Specification document

UK SBS FWRECR17075BEIS - BEIS Business Insights Panel

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published October 3, 2017  -  Deadline August 7, 2017
Winner
IFF Research
cpvs
03000000

The Business Insights Panel (BIP) will make a broader, more representative range of UK businesses readily available to policy researchers at short notice and low-cost. The main objectives of this project include: • Improve the quality of policy making by providing ready access to a wide range of businesses; • Ensure a more transparent, inclusive approach in engagement with businesses; • Generate rapid early insight on specific policy issues in dynamic environment; • Reduce time and cost of robust ad-hoc business engagement and small-scale research; and • Manage request for evidence in a coordinated and streamlined way to maximise efficiency and to minimise the burden on businesses. We are looking to recruit a pre-profiled database of businesses varying by size, sector and regions that have consented to participate in periodic ad-hoc policy-related research. The data owner of the business contacts should be BEIS.

Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Research Councils UK | Published October 11, 2017
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79000000, 79310000, 79340000

This is not a call for competition, relates to market engagement day.

Research Councils UK is the partnership of the UK's 7 Research Councils, which invest in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines.

As of 04/18, the RCUK will be brought together under a new umbrella organisation, UK Research and Innovation, along with Innovate UK and Research England. These 9 councils will operate within their distinct remits whilst being under UKRI.

The cross-Council networks for Public Affairs and for Consultations and Inquiries are seeking a future provider of parliamentary and political monitoring services, because the set of contracts with our current provider expires at the end of 05/18. The future contract is likely to be combined across multiple councils within UKRI; it will be at the discretion of individual councils whether or not to join this. The services would therefore need to accommodate both the central monitoring needs of UKRI and the different requirements.

This is not a call for competition. This is for consultation only.

Requirement:

The cross-Council networks for Public Affairs and for Consultations and Inquiries are seeking a future provider of parliamentary and political monitoring services, because the set of contracts with our current provider expires at the end of May 2018. The future contract is likely to be combined across multiple councils within UKRI; It will be at the discretion of individual councils whether or not to join this. The services would therefore need to accommodate both the central monitoring needs of UKRI and the different requirements of individual councils.

UK SBS is procuring a Public Affairs and Political Monitoring Contract on behalf of the following, all entities listed below shall be entitled to utilise this contract.

— The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

— The Medical Research Council (MRC).

— The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

— The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

— The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

— The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

— The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

— Innovate UK.

— Research England.

More information on the above organisations can be found at https://www.ukri.org/our-councils/

Duration:

We anticipate that the new contract will start from 1.6.2018 and we would like it to run for 3 years, with the option to extend annually for a further 2 years.

Contract Details:

The maximum total value of this contract is likely to be 225 000 GBP (ex VAT) and the contract could last for up to 5 years.

The contract may be: up to 135 000 GBP (ex VAT) for the initial 3 years of the contract, followed by a possible extension of the contract for a further 2 years on an annual basis up to 45 000 GBP (ex VAT) per year. For the avoidance of doubt, the maximum potential value of the contract would be 225 000 GBP (ex VAT).

UKSBS BLOJEU - CR17056BEIS - Business Compliance Research Early Scoping

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline June 2, 2017
cpvs
73200000

BEIS Vision is 'An economy that works for everyone - so that there are great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow' To support the delivery of this Vision Regulatory Delivery has the objective of 'Making Regulation work for British business - businesses are enabled to innovate, explore and grow, people and places are properly protected'. The way in which regulation is delivered will have an impact on the compliance approach of a business and will influence any future relationship the business has with the regulatory body. Regulation which is delivered in a supportive manner, by Regulators who understand the needs of business, will have the biggest impact on business compliance and be least burdensome to business. Compliant businesses are more competitive and will contribute most to achieving the BEIS vision. An insights approach by regulators may assist in delivering regulation in a more supportive and focused manner whilst ensuring citizens, communities, workers and the environment are properly protected from harm. Regulatory Delivery (RD) work with Regulatory bodies to improve the way in which Regulation is delivered. Since April 2016, NMRO (National Measurement Regulation Office) and BRDO (Better Regulation Delivery Office) have come together to form RD. As a result RD is now responsible also for enforcing 12 areas of regulation on behalf of BEIS and DEFRA. RD has the ambition of being an exemplar regulator and as such wants to develop approaches to regulatory delivery that consider the impact of behavioural insights on business compliance. The aims of the project are to: • Provide data on compliance for the regulations that Regulatory Delivery is responsible for enforcing. • Collate the approaches and systems used to assess compliance and enforce against these regulations • Gather information on what approach and activities ( interventions) the enforcement officers feel works best in achieving compliance • Inform a future piece of work on developing generalisable insights for business compliance.

UKSBS BLOJEU - CR17056BEIS - Business Compliance Research Early Scoping

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published October 3, 2017  -  Deadline June 2, 2017
Winner
Risk Solutions
cpvs
73200000

BEIS Vision is 'An economy that works for everyone - so that there are great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow' To support the delivery of this Vision Regulatory Delivery has the objective of 'Making Regulation work for British business - businesses are enabled to innovate, explore and grow, people and places are properly protected'. The way in which regulation is delivered will have an impact on the compliance approach of a business and will influence any future relationship the business has with the regulatory body. Regulation which is delivered in a supportive manner, by Regulators who understand the needs of business, will have the biggest impact on business compliance and be least burdensome to business. Compliant businesses are more competitive and will contribute most to achieving the BEIS vision. An insights approach by regulators may assist in delivering regulation in a more supportive and focused manner whilst ensuring citizens, communities, workers and the environment are properly protected from harm. Regulatory Delivery (RD) work with Regulatory bodies to improve the way in which Regulation is delivered. Since April 2016, NMRO (National Measurement Regulation Office) and BRDO (Better Regulation Delivery Office) have come together to form RD. As a result RD is now responsible also for enforcing 12 areas of regulation on behalf of BEIS and DEFRA. RD has the ambition of being an exemplar regulator and as such wants to develop approaches to regulatory delivery that consider the impact of behavioural insights on business compliance. The aims of the project are to: • Provide data on compliance for the regulations that Regulatory Delivery is responsible for enforcing. • Collate the approaches and systems used to assess compliance and enforce against these regulations • Gather information on what approach and activities ( interventions) the enforcement officers feel works best in achieving compliance • Inform a future piece of work on developing generalisable insights for business compliance.

UK SBS IT17038 Small Business Commissioner and Payment Practice Reporting

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published June 9, 2017  -  Deadline March 10, 2017
Winner
The Dextrous Web Ltd (trading as "dxw")
cpvs
72200000

The provision of a team to complement the existing multidisciplinary team within BEIS in designing and delivering two new digital services (Small Business Commissioner and Payment Practice Reporting) to improve behaviour and performance of large businesses payment and promote improving the culture of payment practice. Procured via further competition through CCS RM1043iv Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 Lot 1.

UK SBS IT16189 Innovation and Business Analysis Tool

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published March 10, 2017  -  Deadline March 28, 2017
cpvs
48000000

***PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE IS NOW 16:00PM 28/03/2017, PLEASE NOTE NOT APPLY TO THE BUYER*** Innovate UK require a company to provide a business support tool for use with client companies of the Enterprise Europe Network programme in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and an analysis of these results, and others, for assessment and development of strategic direction of the Network . The business analysis tool should be able to support consortium staff in assessing companies' innovation and development needs and the development of subsequent actions plans with the client company. The current Enterprise Europe Network contract for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, jointly funded by the European Commission (EC) and by Innovate UK, breaks new ground in providing support for innovative companies. This consortium covering the entirety of England, Northern Ireland and Wales led by Innovate UK, is more than twice as large as the next largest consortium in The Enterprise Europe Network, which encompasses 66 countries in total. The alignment of this Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) consortium - known as ENIW - with Innovate UK, with the Knowledge Transfer Network, and with Local Enterprise Partnerships and Growth Hubs, has been created in order to allow us to join up the innovation landscape like never before. Innovate UK, as the Coordinator of the ENIW Enterprise Europe Network consortium, has responsibility for managing the consortium, for reporting to the EC and for harnessing EEN services in support of the overarching Innovate UK "Connect" strategy, integrating its delivery offer and regional connectivity in support of business growth across the UK. To aid Innovate UK in delivering this responsibility, it is seeking the support of a supplier in deploying and managing a business assessment tool to support consortium partners in assessing companies' innovation needs. The successful supplier shall provide: • Access for EEN advisors and business clients to a business analysis tool within a maximum of 14 days of the contract award date • A tool which can be clearly shown to meet the current European Specification on Innovation Management Systems PD CEN/TS 16555-1:2013 with particular reference to parts 1 (overview) and 7 (assessment of innovation systems) and which is suitable for partners to use when working with a company to assess their innovation and growth status and potential. The tool should also be capable of modification to show compliance with ISO 50501 should it come into force during the contract period. • High availability of the tool. Working on the assumption that the tool is likely to be web-based it should have a useable uptime of 95% or higher. • Initial and ongoing training for members of ENIW in use of the tool • A mechanism for gathering feedback from users • Regular updates and improvements to the tool • Telephone and web based support desk service available during standard working hours

UK SBS IT16189 Innovation and Business Analysis Tool

UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline March 28, 2017
Winner
Oxford Innovation Services Ltd
cpvs
48000000

***PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE IS NOW 16:00PM 28/03/2017, PLEASE NOTE NOT APPLY TO THE BUYER*** Innovate UK require a company to provide a business support tool for use with client companies of the Enterprise Europe Network programme in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and an analysis of these results, and others, for assessment and development of strategic direction of the Network . The business analysis tool should be able to support consortium staff in assessing companies' innovation and development needs and the development of subsequent actions plans with the client company. The current Enterprise Europe Network contract for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, jointly funded by the European Commission (EC) and by Innovate UK, breaks new ground in providing support for innovative companies. This consortium covering the entirety of England, Northern Ireland and Wales led by Innovate UK, is more than twice as large as the next largest consortium in The Enterprise Europe Network, which encompasses 66 countries in total. The alignment of this Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) consortium - known as ENIW - with Innovate UK, with the Knowledge Transfer Network, and with Local Enterprise Partnerships and Growth Hubs, has been created in order to allow us to join up the innovation landscape like never before. Innovate UK, as the Coordinator of the ENIW Enterprise Europe Network consortium, has responsibility for managing the consortium, for reporting to the EC and for harnessing EEN services in support of the overarching Innovate UK "Connect" strategy, integrating its delivery offer and regional connectivity in support of business growth across the UK. To aid Innovate UK in delivering this responsibility, it is seeking the support of a supplier in deploying and managing a business assessment tool to support consortium partners in assessing companies' innovation needs. The successful supplier shall provide: • Access for EEN advisors and business clients to a business analysis tool within a maximum of 14 days of the contract award date • A tool which can be clearly shown to meet the current European Specification on Innovation Management Systems PD CEN/TS 16555-1:2013 with particular reference to parts 1 (overview) and 7 (assessment of innovation systems) and which is suitable for partners to use when working with a company to assess their innovation and growth status and potential. The tool should also be capable of modification to show compliance with ISO 50501 should it come into force during the contract period. • High availability of the tool. Working on the assumption that the tool is likely to be web-based it should have a useable uptime of 95% or higher. • Initial and ongoing training for members of ENIW in use of the tool • A mechanism for gathering feedback from users • Regular updates and improvements to the tool • Telephone and web based support desk service available during standard working hours